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Axial Pro's 2300 mile rear tire checkup(8 posts)

Axial Pro's 2300 mile rear tire checkupBreakfast
Jun 14, 2002 1:46 AM
For those of you concerned about durability/mileage issues I thought I post a count of all the cuts my rear tire has received after 2300 miles and no flats, knock on wood!

The center tread has a total of seven cuts, the largest is no bigger than 1/8", the rest are all 1/16" or less. The tread on the sides, or off the center section has a total of six cuts no bigger than 1/16".

The center tread shows signs of squaring off or losing it's round profile.

This tire looks like it will make 3000 miles. The front looks brand new with even fewer and smaller cuts.
another axial pro updatezooog
Jun 14, 2002 2:27 AM
I am not too far behind you with total mileage on set of tires. A few less cuts( but a few less miles). Squaring off seems to be similiar. Front tire is lot less worn.
re: Axial Pro's 2300 mile rear tire checkuptarwheel
Jun 14, 2002 3:48 AM
I've got some black APs that I can't seem to wear out. I haven't kept precise track of the mileage, but I know it's more than 2000. I finally took them off because I was afraid they would flat on a long ride. The funny thing is that I've had bad luck with green Axial Pros. The last pair I had on my bike, the front tire got the sidewall slashed on a rock only two weeks after I installed them. All of my flats (3) in the past two years have been while I was using the green APs. Just coincidence, I hope, because I just ordered three more green APs.
I've got 3200 miles on a set of AP Carbons.STEELYeyed
Jun 14, 2002 5:13 AM
I don't know what the carbon does for a tire,but these have been great,1 flat on each tire. One of the flats came while I was flying down the San Bernidino Mountians out in SoCal on vacation last winter,luckily I was at a stop sign and went to take off and noticed my back tire was flat.
mine died right around that markJekyll
Jun 14, 2002 8:24 AM
I just had to replace my back AP after around 2200 miles (I did run it for around 400 miles on the trainer which I'm sure reduced its lifespan). It was squared off and just about threadbare (I could see ripples from the casing through the tread - close enough for me). Not bad for a tire that sticks this well and rides so nicely. I only had a single flat (hope I don't jinx myself) with the tire at around 700 miles. The tire had numerous small cuts but none were deep enough to worry about. Overall, pretty happy with the milage and performance from the tire. Using up my last AP now, can't wait to burn it up and try a set of the new pro race.
1000 miles on front...Brooks
Jun 14, 2002 9:26 AM
until a sidewall cut took it out. No flat, though. I noticed the tube bulging out after the ride. Whew! Rear still going well at 1200 miles. Now with green on the front and black on the back. Good thing I don't care about color coordination, just getting good tires inexpensively.
1000 miles on front...Juanmoretime
Jun 14, 2002 11:21 AM
I'm over 1000 on AP Lights. This has me very pleased since I would only get about 1000 miles out of Conti Grand Prix's. So far the back looks good, no squaring off and no cuts. I must live in a more glass free part of the country.
It's all about weightKerry
Jun 14, 2002 6:06 PM
Tire wear is very dependent on weight - your weight and the weight of the tire. Given the relative constant of tire construction, more weight is typically in more tread, so it wears longer. Rider weight is a key factor in tread life. At 180 lbs, I get roughly 1/2 the mileage per tire as my 125 lb wife. Finally, all tire wear is on the rear (due to power transmission). If you weigh a front tire, ride it for 3K miles, and weigh it again, you will see virtually no weight loss. A rear tire will lose 10-15% of it's weight in that time and be nearly worn out (if you weigh 180 like me).