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  1. #1
    RoadBikeReview Member
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    Jan 2016

    Time to run a tougher tire?

    Hey all,

    I have ridden mountain bikes for a while and have recently started riding a lot more road. Working in a bike shop I have had the chance to experiment with a lot of tires and am surprised by the amount of cuts I have gotten so far.

    I recently put on a GP4000 SII at the recommendation of a coworker and haven't had any punctures yet, but after 30 miles I noticed a lot of damage to the tread. There were several cuts, none of which went through the casing. Previously I was running Vittoria Corsa G+ tires, which had multiple cuts through the casing after 200 miles.

    Should I switch to something tougher? Is it normal to have that much damage so quickly?

  2. #2
    Adorable Furry Hombre
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    Jan 2005
    Not normal...are you riding through fields of glass shards?

    Even a rear should get 1000 miles easy on normal pavement

  3. #3
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    May 2010
    Those tires are actually really tough as far as cutting the rubber goes.
    I don't know that to tell you if you can't make it 30 miles. Either you're unrealistic about what a 'cut' that actually matters is or you need to find new roads. Sorry, don't know what else to make of it. A new tire won't help much because you're already using one with tough rubber.

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