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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2012
    St. Louis, Mo

    When to replace road tires for new?

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    Is there a general rule of thumb to replacing road tires? Mileage, et..is there a recommended tire? There are so many types, I am a recreational rider averaging 150 miles per week.

    Trek Fx7.5
    Specialized Ruby 2011

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Uncanny Valley
    Some tires have wear bars ... other than that, as a recreational rider, once I get one flat, when the tire is off it's easy to feel the tread thickness and make a decision as to whether there's enough left to keep it on, or replace it. If you start getting flats more often than usual that's a big clue.

    Then there's dry rot and cracked sidewalls for tires that lie around more than they get ridden, but at 150 mpw you're not going to be seeing those.
    Speed comes from what you put behind you. - Judi Ketteler



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