Is it a keeper?


18 replies to this topic
  • Flooder305

Posted November 11, 2009 - 03:07 PM

#1

Hey, just curious, I can flip this tire around and run it the other way for a while right?

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  • KJ790

Posted November 11, 2009 - 03:15 PM

#2

Yes you can.

  • 123BigcoopDawg576

Posted November 11, 2009 - 03:17 PM

#3

Hey, just curious, I can flip this tire around and run it the other way for a while right?


Its up to you...my philosophy is if I'm putting the time/effort/work in to taking the tire off then a NEW one is going on :smirk:

  • Diabs

Posted November 11, 2009 - 04:00 PM

#4

I don't think its too bad yet? mine looks like that.....is that from ripping up and down the street?

  • Flooder305

Posted November 11, 2009 - 04:41 PM

#5

Not too bad, but not great either.... I keep the street rides to a minimum... Post maintenance and the like...

  • ThumperMatty

Posted November 12, 2009 - 12:30 AM

#6

Yes you can.

Haha spitting image of my old tyre! Budget was tight so I sharpened the edges with a blade! Haha

  • Diabs

Posted November 12, 2009 - 08:20 AM

#7

Haha spitting image of my old tyre! Budget was tight so I sharpened the edges with a blade! Haha


As funny as that seems....I think thats a great idea! At least as a last resort...

  • Wrfrk

Posted November 12, 2009 - 09:11 AM

#8

Sure you can, however having done it in the past I've noticed that the back side will start tearing out much easier. That tire still looks good though, why not wait until it's actually worn down.....

  • Charles De Mar

Posted November 12, 2009 - 10:28 AM

#9

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  • Flooder305

Posted November 12, 2009 - 04:16 PM

#10

Is that a burnie?

  • Charles De Mar

Posted November 12, 2009 - 06:57 PM

#11

Is that a burnie?


If you mean burnout, no. That would be TT member JoeDizzle's new tire after the Big sky XC. Do you think it was too soft a tire?:smirk:

  • Flooder305

Posted November 12, 2009 - 08:35 PM

#12

Geez buddy, just a touch...:smirk:

  • JSanfilippo

Posted November 12, 2009 - 10:49 PM

#13

I'd flip it. 20 minutes of your time (at the most) to squeeze out about 150 more miles from a tire is worth it.

  • byggd

Posted November 14, 2009 - 06:20 AM

#14

You could get this


  • Flooder305

Posted November 14, 2009 - 09:09 AM

#15

You could get this


That's actually quite intriguing, however at $60, that's a pretty high price point...

  • Yamaha8519B

Posted November 14, 2009 - 10:00 AM

#16

I would leave it unless you ride sand/loam or mud all the time. Flipping it will give you some more traction on acceleration but hurt your braking performance. On hard pack most of your traction comes from rubber compound and contact area anyway.

If you are good at changing tires go for it but if there is a good chance you will spend an afternoon swearing and popping tubes, leave it go and save up for a new one.

  • byggd

Posted November 15, 2009 - 08:38 AM

#17

That's actually quite intriguing, however at $60, that's a pretty high price point...

I agree but then again I don't race or need that little extra edge of traction.

  • idamoh

Posted November 17, 2009 - 02:07 PM

#18

I'd run it the way it is for a couple hundred more miles myself. That tire is in excellent shape. :excuseme:

  • Flooder305

Posted November 17, 2009 - 02:46 PM

#19

Boobs! :bonk:

Yeah, I was getting antsy, the tire is back on the same way for a post T-giving ride. I don't have a set of irons yet, so it just would've been frustrating either way.

Thanks for all the input.:excuseme:




 
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