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Old 12-04-2011, 08:01 PM   #1
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Should I keep using this tire?

So my rear tire needs replacing after 5k miles, showing cords and all, I removed both wheels thinking on replacing the tires, but also to take the wheels to get PC'd

Anyway, while looking at the front tire I noticed that it still has lots of thread left and little squaring.

I use the bike for spirited twisty rides and I have done like 5 or 6 trackdays on these, never did lose traction and no surprises. Good feedback and not overly heavy to turn, and little effort side to side.

My question is, OK to reuse the tire? if I could it would be awesome to save the 100 bucks fro a new one.

Should I keep using this tire?

Should I keep using this tire?

Should I keep using this tire?
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:05 PM   #2
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:05 PM   #3
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looks good to me.
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:09 PM   #4
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If the rear looked like that id say its fine, but I wouldn't risk the front. I won't ride a front tire for spirited runs if I had to ask if its okay to use it, just what I think.
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:55 PM   #5
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I think it looks fine. I always replace the rear more often than the front.

I'm not saying that it'll last you forever, but you may get another month out of it. Where are the wear indicators? I couldn't find them in your pics.
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:04 PM   #6
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If you are going to powdercoat your rims. Why would you put old rubbe on your freshly done rims. That's pretty much half assing it.
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:27 PM   #7
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True don't put garbage back on your fresh rim.
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:42 PM   #8
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:24 PM   #9
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looks like plenty left
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:58 PM   #10
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Its ok. Just keep in mind the grooves are a little shallow when you ride on wet roads.
The grooves, as I'm sure you know are for getting water out from under the tire, so when they are shallow they don't do it as well.
That doesn't mean the tire is worn out or dangerous, just keep it in mind. When you get the $, then go get a new one.
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You should sell some tamales for xmas, then get the tires
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:21 PM   #12
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IMO
when you put the new back tire on,
you will realize how BAD the front tire really is (hard and slick)

WildWest has the Q2s for around $120f/$180r

considering money savings, I would rather have new rubber than powder coat, especially in the season of rain/cold

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Old 12-05-2011, 09:15 AM   #14
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I would replace it due to squaring,as its going to make it handle a little weird.When I look at an iffy tire I think about it like this-Cheaper than Bodywork
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I would personally change it, but the tire is fine. Some of these people will tell you to get a new bike if you get a flat tire......
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