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Rotating Tires?(3 posts)

Rotating Tires?montavi
May 7, 2003 4:37 AM
My rear Axial Pro is spent - front still looks good. I found Axial Pro Lights on sale at Performance so I picked one up. Should I put the new tire on the front and rotate the front to the rear? Makes sense to have the best tire on the front wheel but I wanted to see what you guys thought. Any experience with how long the Axial Pro Lights last compared to the regulars.

Thanks
re: Rotating Tires?JL
May 7, 2003 5:11 AM
That's the generally accepted practice, i.e. front to the rear and new one on the front. You want your best tire on the front.
As to longevity, I would guess (I have no experience with them), that the Pro Lights may not get you the same mileage. I think they're more a racing than a training tire. Maybe in the front, since they wear less up there, it won't be too bad.

Happy riding.

John
An answer (or a non-answer)Fez
May 7, 2003 6:03 AM
General rule - front always gets the newer/better condition rubber.

The problem here is the Pro Lights are considered a race day tire. They will wear faster and flat easier than regular Axial Pro or ProRace tires. The heavier you are, then the more you may experience this.

The question really is do you want to be running these as an everyday tire?