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Difference in tyre wear

Postby liquor box » Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:48 pm

How much difference should there be between your tyre wear between front and back?

I am about to replace my back tyre after about 2500km and the front looks like it will go another 2500km at least. Are these good km's to achieve?
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Re: Difference in tyre wear

Postby R12RT » Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:58 pm

With Continental GP4000S's I get about 6000km out of a front tyre and about 4000km out of a rear. That is if that don't get destroyed by road debris. :(
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Re: Difference in tyre wear

Postby liquor box » Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:58 pm

R12RT wrote:With Continental GP4000S's I get about 6000km out of a front tyre and about 4000km out of a rear. That is if that don't get destroyed by road debris. :(

I wonder if the weight of the rider makes a difference? I was about 100kg to start and am now 70kg, so hopefully this will increase the wear
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Re: Difference in tyre wear

Postby rkelsen » Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:33 pm

2,500km is pretty poor for a rear tyre. I got 4,500km out of a 23mm Vittoria Rubino back when I was >105kg... but I don't replace my tyres until the cotton is showing.
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Re: Difference in tyre wear

Postby liquor box » Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:43 pm

rkelsen wrote:2,500km is pretty poor for a rear tyre. I got 4,500km out of a 23mm Vittoria Rubino back when I was >105kg... but I don't replace my tyres until the cotton is showing.

I am going to try to hold off until the Brisbane to Gold Coast and then run a brand new one for that ride. I will stick to my method of applying super glue to all cuts I get. This morning I removed 3 pieces of glass from the tyre and glued the holes.
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Re: Difference in tyre wear

Postby ozdavo » Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:15 pm

Actual k's I'm not sure of, but my rear definitely wears much faster than the front. When the rear needs replacing, I rotate the front to the rear and put the new one on the front. I find the rear gets quite squared off.
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Re: Difference in tyre wear

Postby BigPete » Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:30 pm

How long is a piece of string?
As for actual kilometres from a tyre: That depends of a number of factors such as type of tyre, rider weight, riding style, conditions of road surface & etc. I have had tyres that last from 2,000 kilometres (road tyres) to over 12,000 kilometres (touring tyres).
I generally go through 2.5 rear tyres for every one on the front.
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Re: Difference in tyre wear

Postby liquor box » Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:22 pm

BigPete wrote:How long is a piece of string?

twice the distance from the centre to the end :D
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