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    tire wear

    yup tire wear question :P possibly the most subjective thing on the planet and lets see if we can make a reasonably fair comparacent..

    tire size and preassure
    type of terrain (asphalt to dirt surface, and smooth to rough)
    your weight (you plus bike)
    average speed of your rides (miles or km per hour)
    which tires you actually have, make n model, clincher or tubular
    any rotation or not?

    myself;
    700*23c ( i thinks we`ll see many of these)
    asphalt, mostly good though sometimes the backroads and its cheapseal calls
    220lbs
    usually hang around the 27-28 kmh range with the road bike
    ummm.. gees i dont remember, vittorias.. cheap.. im not sure they are even 60tpi casings lol but heck.. after 1800kms still holding on barely, front show heavy wear and rear will show cord at some point this summer
    rotate every 400-500 kms, but i do mark the rotation direction and keep it the same front to back

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty01 View Post
    yup tire wear question :P possibly the most subjective thing on the planet and lets see if we can make a reasonably fair comparacent..

    tire size and preassure
    type of terrain (asphalt to dirt surface, and smooth to rough)
    your weight (you plus bike)
    average speed of your rides (miles or km per hour)
    which tires you actually have, make n model, clincher or tubular
    any rotation or not?

    myself;
    700*23c ( i thinks we`ll see many of these)
    asphalt, mostly good though sometimes the backroads and its cheapseal calls
    220lbs
    usually hang around the 27-28 kmh range with the road bike
    ummm.. gees i dont remember, vittorias.. cheap.. im not sure they are even 60tpi casings lol but heck.. after 1800kms still holding on barely, front show heavy wear and rear will show cord at some point this summer
    rotate every 400-500 kms, but i do mark the rotation direction and keep it the same front to back

    next!
    Not even sure what the heck you're talking about, especially since you have offered exactly zero information that would be of any use. A front tire may be getting aged and cracked with cuts and nicks but it is very unlikely to be wearing. Tire wear (loss of rubber) is due to power transmission scrubbing rubber off and front tires transmit very little power except through braking. Rotating tires makes no sense since you end up putting bad rubber on the front. Rotation direction is meaningless. If you want some information on tire wear see: Tires

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    IMO you're doing all sorts of things wrong. here's a nice list...
    1) why are you rotating your tires? makes absolutely no sense. you ALWAYS want the new rubber on the front.
    2) rotating direction? please...
    3) at your weight you should be on 25mm tires MINIMUM...28mm preferably. why would you ride the same size tires as someone that weighs 100lbs less? see what i mean?

    and you neglected to even mention what pressure you actually after saying that was one of the things you'd put on the list.
    i work for some bike racers...
    2013 Trek Madone 5.9 w/ '12 SRAM Red
    2010 Cervelo T1 sprint bike
    Ruger 10-22TD
    Smith&Wesson M&P 15-22
    Smith&Wesson M&P 9
    oh, those belong in another forum

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