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?
700*23c ( i thinks we`ll see many of these)
asphalt, mostly good though sometimes the backroads and its cheapseal calls
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
gearring is everything... and if everything fails.. think one word... `Diesel`
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
Originally Posted by Marty01
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
2012 Trek Cronus Ultimate w/ SRAM Red Black
2010 Cervelo T1 sprint bike
2011 Cervelo P2 pursuit bike
FMF 24" cruiser
Bianchi Pista road fixed gear
1949 Columbia 26" cruiser w/ SRM & fenders...and rust
'05 Suzuki DRZ400SM
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