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Do others switch tires front to back as they wear ?(6 posts)

Do others switch tires front to back as they wear ?Maartin
Sep 16, 2002 5:05 AM
My back tire seems to wear twice as fast as my front. Do you switch the tires or just replace the back ahead of the front. What is the recommended procedure. Thanks
Put the new rubber on the frontJL
Sep 16, 2002 5:11 AM
and move the "old" front to the rear. You want your better tire up front. This method has worked well for me and seems to be the most recommended practice on the board.

Happy riding.

John
re: Do others switch tires front to back as they wear ?ClydeTri
Sep 16, 2002 5:12 AM
rear tires always wear faster.....so, you have two options...put your front on the rear and put a new front on, or, my fave...just buy tires in groups of three...when the rear needs replacing, put a new one on..by the time it is gone, the front one is probably worn out...never move a rear to the front...
re: Do others switch tires front to back as they wear ?rtyszko
Sep 16, 2002 5:19 AM
That's expected. Two solutions, one, rotate your tires every two months (put the front on the back, and the back on the front) to try to equalize the wear. Or, two, let the back wear out, rotate the front to the back, and buy a new front.

BT
I disagree....ClydeTri
Sep 16, 2002 5:24 AM
rear tires should not be moved forward...they get "squared" off in the rear and put them on the front is dangerous, hurts handling...
Ditto...jtolleson
Sep 16, 2002 9:10 AM
no offense, but who would CHOOSE to take a less worn tire off the front and replace it with a more worn rear tire?