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Mixed Tires(13 posts)

Sep 25, 2002 3:52 AM
Can you mix two different tire models on your bike.I have Conti GP now but only need to replace the rear tire.I was thinking of getting the GP 3000 next.Could I mix the GP and GP 3000 on the bike or would that cause any problems.
yes. nm.Steve_0
Sep 25, 2002 4:01 AM
They could spontaniously combust into flamesLC
Sep 25, 2002 6:42 AM
The two types of rubber could react and you might be a fire hazard. They have police check points for just this sort of thing. Last thing you want to hear is, "Boy, is that two different kinds of tires you got there?"
Another problem...jromack
Sep 25, 2002 6:52 AM
if you ride exactly 88 miles per hour, you can go back in time, especially if the bike has a flux capacitor!
not likely though...Steve_0
Sep 25, 2002 6:56 AM
typically the mismatched tires will cause hand numbness and impotence long before any possiblity of combustion.
You guys are cold!!! (nm)gogene
Sep 25, 2002 7:03 AM
You guys are cold!!! (nm)PEDDLEFOOT
Sep 25, 2002 7:25 AM
They're not cold,they're just ignorant.I'm sorry if my post caused you any inconvenience.
Sep 25, 2002 8:01 AM
theres humourous, and then theres ignorant.

sorry if a little levity was an inconvenience to you.

In case you hadnt noticed, I responded with a serious answer to your question hours ago. Dont really know how to ellaborate any more on the subject.
they are not ignorant, but they they do have a sense of humorthatsmybush
Sep 25, 2002 8:03 AM
unlike yourself. Get a life.
On a serious noteEager Beagle
Sep 25, 2002 7:54 AM
You might want to be careful riding in the wet with tyres of different grip.

Wisdom is that you keep the best tyre on the front, as a front wheel slide is a disaster - a rear one is a slightly lesser evil.
On a serious noteTREKY
Sep 25, 2002 8:24 AM
I think that's all the person was looking for.
But he got soooo much more... ;-) <nm>klay
Sep 25, 2002 12:11 PM
Sep 26, 2002 8:42 AM
I do it often, not always by choice. That's why I try to purchase my tires in sets of 3. I have a Conti GP3000 on the rear and a Performance Forte Pro Kevlar on the front on my 2nd bike. I would prefer to have the Conti's front and rear. It will not cause any problems, the only trouble is the fashion police if the tires are of different colors, that's why I try to stick to all black tires....