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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:49 pm 
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apologies if discussed, could not find a topic using search.

My tires have done about 2,500 miles now, the back one is starting to look a bit square, and with a few little marks (cuts?) in the rubber, the front doesn't look as bad though.

So how often do people replace, at a set distance? when they feel like it? do you move front to back and only by a replacement front?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:51 pm 
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I swap tyres when I notice a few cuts starting to appear . I use ZX clinchers and I usually start to get a puncture or 2 so I get some new ones. It might be worth saying what tyres you use the WW on here will no doubt blow your mind with there knowledge . :beerchug:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:57 pm 
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Thanks, I am using Continental Ultra Sport Folding, but am looking to go over to Conti GP4000S

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:03 pm 
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I ride my Contis until I can see exposed strips of cord down the center. But I admit that I am very cheap.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:20 pm 
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You may be due for a set if your rear is starting to square, it is probably affecting the ride quality more than anything else though. Swap to GP 4000s and they should last even longer.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:56 pm 
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when...

the wear indicators are just about gone

the puncture rate suddenly goes up

there's any cut to the carcass bad enough to cause a perceptible bulge

they've done a lot of miles and i'm about to go on a cycling holiday

any sign of delamination or other worrying developments


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:19 pm 
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2500km out of ultrasports. I ran mine for a few rides and ditched them as they were too puncture prone. The 4000s will feel alot better I think. 4 seasons are a similar price but should be more puncture resistant than the 4000s.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:24 pm 
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Rick wrote:
I ride my Contis until I can see exposed strips of cord down the center. But I admit that I am very cheap.

Same for training.
For racing you might replace tires a bit sooner.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:55 pm 
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I ride my GP400s until there is a sidewall blowout or an entirely shocking rate of punctures (which, at 1/year, could be something like 2-3 within a few weeks)

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