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Rear tire wear limit?

Post  AURORA on Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:44 am

When do you replace your rear tire?

What is the knobbie height when you decide it is time for a new rear tire or even the front tire?
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I can't speak for everyone and may be wrong here ...

Post  Bump on Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:52 pm

My thinking here is this:
I am kinda paranoid about washing the front end out. So I replace the front tire when it starts to look like its taken some real damage and beatings. Depending on where you ride that might take awhile. If you are on the gas a lot the rear tire can go away pretty quick. Say 1000-2500 miles.

If you'd like I'll go see what I use. Last time I had the bike at PC I had them put new tires on it and I use the same ones they used on the 1000 bikes.

AURORA wrote:When do you replace your rear tire?

What is the knobbie height when you decide it is time for a new rear tire or even the front tire?
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Re: Rear tire wear limit?

Post  Kiwi650 on Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:30 am

Take the knobs pretty low and rotate the tyre on the rim for extra economy "Steering" away from knobs with Big Bores having a tendancy to peel the knobs like a banana, going intermediate tyre, find only need the knobs for soft terrain like mud but apparently with less air in the Mitas E-07 its suprising where you can go. Braking on the tar with knobs find bit "Iffie"
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Depends?

Post  mamacone on Sat Nov 21, 2009 3:38 am

I prefer a fresh knobby, but I usually run them down to about a 1/2 inch and then I find myself doing burn outs and more tarmac just to wear it out and justify a new one. Or if the guys I am riding with are climbing further up the hills than me the tire is replaced quickly. Nothing like a fresh knobby.
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Re: Rear tire wear limit?

Post  Chrimsey on Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:35 am

I ride them till there shiny in the middle , makes for some interesting race lines!!
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Re: Rear tire wear limit?

Post  Clipity on Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:31 pm

Buy a teraflex they last for ever
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Knobby Knife

Post  Backwoods Boogie on Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:19 pm

This tool will pay for itself.

http://www.knobbyknife.com/

good idea
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great idea

Post  Bump on Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:28 pm

Would also double as I hot knife I suppose for cutting ropes and whatnot. Do you have one? Is it good or those other purposes?

Xmas is just around the corner. Do you want my address?

Backwoods Boogie wrote:This tool will pay for itself.

http://www.knobbyknife.com/

good idea
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Re: Rear tire wear limit?

Post  Dave P on Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:58 am

Bump wrote:

If you'd like I'll go see what I use. Last time I had the bike at PC I had them put new tires on it and I use the same ones they used on the 1000 bikes.

Yes, let us know, please.

I'm not too happy with the D739 (rear) on hard pack. So-so, ok, fair....


Last edited by Dave P on Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:56 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : wrong tire model)
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Knobby Knife at Harbor Freight

Post  Bump on Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:46 pm

from TT:
http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/2357/...entaspxnlr.jpgI went to harbor freight today Found a decal remover and notice that it look like a KnobbyKnife so i bought it and it works awesome! I did 2 back tires today.Only 8.99 The top blade holder will work in almost any solder iron.
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