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Do you replace your rear tire because it starts to square off?

Old 03-05-21, 02:37 PM
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Do you replace your rear tire because it starts to square off?

I have a set of gp5000s with roughly 2800 miles on them. The rear tire has pretty much square off and has a flatter spot in the middle of the entire tire. There are no rips, tears or punctures. I was hoping to make past winter, but is it worth replacing now?
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Yes.
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Ride 'em to the cords.
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I've always ridden tires till the cords are wearing through or they get a puncture or cut that bulges too much when inflated to normal pressure.

There are a few times I changed one early because I had a big important ride coming up.

2800 miles is nothing for my GP5000's. I'm expecting to have to change them when they have 6000 or more on them.
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Originally Posted by Lrdchaos View Post
I have a set of gp5000s with roughly 2800 miles on them. The rear tire has pretty much square off and has a flatter spot in the middle of the entire tire. There are no rips, tears or punctures. I was hoping to make past winter, but is it worth replacing now?
That's always when I replace tires - I usually get around 2,000 miles on the GP5000s.
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Originally Posted by Lrdchaos View Post
I have a set of gp5000s with roughly 2800 miles on them. The rear tire has pretty much square off and has a flatter spot in the middle of the entire tire. There are no rips, tears or punctures. I was hoping to make past winter, but is it worth replacing now?
It wont hurt to keep riding the tire. I usually replace them if I start getting punctures.
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No. What about the wear indicators?? The little dimples. If they are worn it's time to think about replacement.
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Now would be a good time to swap it to the front.
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Originally Posted by Lrdchaos View Post
I have a set of gp5000s with roughly 2800 miles on them. The rear tire has pretty much square off and has a flatter spot in the middle of the entire tire. There are no rips, tears or punctures. I was hoping to make past winter, but is it worth replacing now?
I run Rubino Pros until threads start to show - 3000-3500 on a rear tire
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I ride till the chords start to show or the first puncture at that stage.

I ride mine till they are square but still see a hint of the wear indicators in some spots. I don't flat much even at this point so usually waiting for the first puncture.

I do have 2 roadies though. So if I do a mountain road type of ride, I'll take the one with the good tires and use the squared off tired bike on flatter rides where I don't have to worry about switchback type descents.

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Iíve checked them
over. I have a couple rides this weekend that should equal 110 miles. Iíll swap them after. Iíll carry 3 tubes...just in case! Thanks
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datlas hit it, there are wear indicators on the tire.
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Man, that tire's got a lot of miles left it in. Send it to datlas if you take it off after the weekend.
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Originally Posted by blacknbluebikes View Post
datlas hit it, there are wear indicators on the tire.
Theyíre still there! That makes the decision easy.
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Everyone does what makes them comfortable. As long as you are the only one that rides your bike, you should too.

If you enjoy replacing tires, do it as often as you want.
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Shoot, those tires are just getting broken in.
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One more ride at least! <grin> Or did it flat and you have to mess with it anyway?
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One more ride at least! <grin> Or did it flat and you have to mess with it anyway?

No, I quit while I was ahead.
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We need a "Show me your cords!" thread -

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We need a "Show me your cords!" thread -
Damn, I just finally threw out all the old useless worn out tires I've been saving for well over 10 years. It'll take me at least 3K to 4K more miles to be able to participate. So maybe by late summer since I run my mouth fingers more than I ride my bike. <grin>
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Originally Posted by Lrdchaos View Post
Theyíre still there! That makes the decision easy.
Yeah, I think thatís the answer. I am surprised no one else mentioned it earlier.
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Originally Posted by Lrdchaos View Post
That doesn't look remotely worn.

It does look way off center though... wheel dish?
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Originally Posted by sfrider View Post
That doesn't look remotely worn.

It does look way off center though... wheel dish?

angle of the picture, itís true.
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Originally Posted by base2 View Post
Now would be a good time to swap it to the front.
Squared off tyres on the front do not handle very well.
Also more likely to puncture which is less desirable on the front.
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