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Sliced tyre on side wall, what to do?

Old 08-07-22, 11:12 AM
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Sliced tyre on side wall, what to do?

Howdy,
Just looking for some friendly advice on my tyres, as you can see below I must have rode over something that managed to slice my tyre open with the inner tube slightly poking out.
The tyres are GP5000, only had them for 4 months (around 500 miles), was hoping to get longer out of them, tread wear indicator is still visible.

I have a few questions.

​​​​​Could I still ride it as normal with my repair ?(3cm x 5cm tyre boot from leynze)

How dangerous would it be if I continued to ride with the repair and if so how long could I do it for?

Any tyre recommendations? Looking to go 30mm, mainly commuting, looking for something grippy for wet weather since I live in the UK.
Or should I just stick with the GP5000s?

1.5cm gash

1.5cm gash

Temporary fix with tyre boot

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Old 08-07-22, 11:27 AM
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It sucks to have happened on a relatively new tire but that’s life. I say immediately replace it and don’t give it a second though.
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Old 08-07-22, 11:32 AM
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That's a fine temporary fix to slow-roll home, but that's not a permanent fix - get a new tire.

Some people seem to be more prone to sidewall damage, for whatever reason (I've never experienced it); if that includes you, you might want to look at something other than the GP5k which, along with its predecessors, has a bit of a reputation for being susceptible to sidewall cuts.
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Old 08-07-22, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Ghazmh View Post
It sucks to have happened on a relatively new tire but that’s life. I say immediately replace it and don’t give it a second though.
Done and done, I went for the brand new Vittorias, hope they are good.
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Vittoria's are great tires too. But their sidewall isn't any better. I think the last sidewall cut like that that I had was in the last Vittoria tire I had on one bike. Luckily for me it was on it's last few miles anyhow. But even if it was new, I'd replace it without any thought of making it go further... other than to get me home.
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Old 08-07-22, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Iride01 View Post
Vittoria's are great tires too. But their sidewall isn't any better. I think the last sidewall cut like that that I had was in the last Vittoria tire I had on one bike. Luckily for me it was on it's last few miles anyhow. But even if it was new, I'd replace it without any thought of making it go further... other than to get me home.
I assume though he's referring to the new Vittoria Corsa N.EXT tires.. which I doubt there's much knowledge of yet:
https://www.vittoria.com/us/en/tires...res/corsa-next
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I had the same thing happen to a GP5000 on it's first ride. Less than 25 miles on the tire and it was trashed. This was an expensive flat, trashed the tire and a Tubolito tube I had installed at the same time. Stuff happens.

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Old 08-07-22, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by jxpowers View Post
Done and done
Good decision. That tyre was shot. The GP4000/5000 does "suffer" from a thinner, less protective sidewall. It's the price of low weight and a fast tyre. I wrecked a few when I lived in a more sharp-flint-prone area.

Looks like you hit something big and sharp though that likely would have wrecked most road tyres.
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