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Tire Wear/Life....(6 posts)

Tire Wear/Life....asphalt assault
Jan 15, 2004 9:06 AM
I'm currently running Michalin Axial Carbon tires and they're showing considerable wear.

I'v been looking and the tires mentioned above are the only ones that I'v seen that give the miles that you can expect (3800)them to last. I suppose that this 3800 miles isn't carved in stone because you have to factor in rider weight, surface that you ride on etc.

I'm just wondering (in general) what kind of milage you folks get from what tires. I weigh 200 and ride on some pretty rough sections of road at times so I milage may vary.
3000 miles is goodbimini
Jan 15, 2004 9:12 AM
I've given up on Conti GP 3000's - 3000 clearly does not stand for 3000 miles.

I have not tried the Axial Carbons

I am currently running Vredestien Tri-comps and have around 3500 miles on them with maybe another 1000 miles or more left in them. I'm 180 and run rough roads also. My next set will be Tricomps.
re: Tire Wear/Life....dicklynn0585
Jan 15, 2004 9:26 AM
I have 5,000 miles on Michelin Axle Pros and still going strong. After about 1,200 miles I did notice cuts. I also rotate the tires every 1,500 miles. I only get about 1,800-2,000 miles on Conti. Supersonics, but those tires are in the 155-165g range.
re: Tire Wear/Life....PEDDLEFOOT
Jan 15, 2004 10:34 AM
I've got over 3000 miles on my Conti GP 4 seasons with minimal signs of wear.Only one flat all season on them also.I really have had great luck with all Conti tires I've ridden.I am only 130 lbs. so I'm sure my light weight contributes to the good mileage I get.The 4 Season tires also don't have sidewall problems some of the others do.
re: Tire Wear/Life....Matt Britter
Jan 15, 2004 1:47 PM
I have roughly 7,000 mi on Conti 2000. Only one flat and they are still going good. I use them for training and riding on the trainer. They have held up very well.
It's all about tread thickness and rider weightKerry Irons
Jan 15, 2004 8:03 PM
Mileage varies hugely with rider weight. A 120 lb rider will get double the mileage of a 180 lb rider. Next in line comes tread thickness (duh!). It's impossible to measure it because you don't know casing thickness, though you can measure a new tire and a worn out one.