Yep-depends: Training tires can last a couple of thousand miles or more.
Lightweight racing tires can last up to 1000 miles for a rear tire. It also depends on your body weight, type of roads you ride, what kind of riding and so on. I used to keep track of the mileage on my tires, but now I just pull them off when needed. I look for tires on sale, and chuck them when they are worn. Right now I'm having good luck with Michelin Lithions. My LBS for some reason has a large inventory of Conti Ultra Sports, used them, they are cra* on the roads here (lot's of chip sealed).
For example I've got 2800 miles on a rear Conti Ultra 2000 (discontinued) and 1000 on a Vittoria Open Corsa EVO CX.
You will probably end up doing some experimenting until you find what works for you.
This might get kicked into the wheels/tires forum.
Just changed mine tonight. Fusion 2 tubeless with a little over 3000 miles. The front still looked good but the rear was pretty thin (I do a lot of climbing). Incidentally, not 1 flat while riding on either tire. These are the future.
I've been getting a consistent 1800-2200 miles for my rear and about double that for a front for my Bonte RXL's. Varying road surfaces from decent asphalt to nasty county road chip seals. Just put on a set of Conti GP 4000s...time will tell.
I comes down to piece of mind. When I often exceed speeds of 40mph on downhills and carry over 30 through turns I want to be on a quality performance tire. Sure I could squeeze more miles out of them, but I would rather not risk it.
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