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When to replace tyres?

By Matt - Posted on 06 December 2006

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.

I have a feeling I replace my tyres a little too quickly sometimes, anybody got any good rules of thumb as to when to replace?

I've tubeless UST Maxxis Ignitors and there's still maybe a couple of mm left on rear centre knobs and I'm umming and aahing about whether or not to replace.

I guess the easy answer is suck it and see if the grip's still OK but let me know if you know better!



When you start sliding through corners then you should replace tires. I replaced my old tires when I started spinning the rear wheel when pedelling off from stand still on wet concrete Sticking out tongue

On a side note I have Ignitors, and I can't get over how much grip they have, it's amazing, I can pedal up a pebbely slope with almost no wheelspin. They are awesome tires.

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