|How many miles do you get out of your tires?||madwiscbiker|
Apr 14, 2003 7:55 AM
|Just a quick question, how many miles do you get out of a set of tires, i know back and front will be different, just wondering if I am pushing them too far or not enough. Oh, I guess we can normalize this and say Michelin Axial Pros since a lot of us ride them, although chime in with whatever you get. Any difference with a pair of tubulars?|
|240 lbs., 2000+ miles--they dry out before they wear out||Silverback|
Apr 14, 2003 8:00 AM
|I use bigger tires than a lot of people, usually 700x32s, and I get a least a year out of them, which is about 2000 miles for me lately. They nearly always crack the sidewalls before they wear out, and I replace them when I notice that and see something I like on sale. I could certainly go longer, though--I almost never have a failure.|
|Sooooo..............what brand? nm||Tower|
Apr 14, 2003 8:03 AM
|Duh, sorry--mostly Paselas, an occasional Avocet (nm)||Silverback|
Apr 14, 2003 11:14 AM
|re: How many miles do you get out of your tires?||Andy M-S|
Apr 14, 2003 8:19 AM
|I'm using Axial Carbons, and I got well over 2,000 miles out of a set of 23s. I'm still using them, in fact...the rear has squared off a little, but a whole lot less than I would have expected.
FWIW, I'm a member of the 195# club.
|re: How many miles do you get out of your tires?||BIGBOB|
Apr 14, 2003 8:23 AM
|I'm also 240lbs and run Performance Forte pro's at 110 psi. I get 800 on the rear and 1100 out of the front if not rotated. Don't last long but very "sticky" which instills a lot of confidence under hard cornering.
|re: How many miles do you get out of your tires?||peter1|
Apr 14, 2003 2:25 PM
|Last 2 years have been using Kenda Koncepts--cheap and yellow! I get 1500 miles, with rotating front to back when i notice unequal wear. I'm 5'11", 155 lb. and live and ride in NYC. But I admit that I ride them down pretty far, probably more than most people. .
An aside: I hate that top quality bike tires cost as much as decent car tires. I have in the past spent a lot for tires ($45 for Conti mtb tires) but since I don't race, I'm going with cheap and cheerful...(Koncepts about $15-$20 at Supergo etc.)