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Front tire is still round, back is flat in center strip. Quite a difference in the amount of rubber between the front and back. Nope, didn't rotate them. When to replace? Keep riding until I see casing threads or once flat, replace. I'm leaning towards replacing for performance reasons.
 

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Front tire is still round, back is flat in center strip. Quite a difference in the amount of rubber between the front and back. Nope, didn't rotate them. When to replace? Keep riding until I see casing threads or once flat, replace. I'm leaning towards replacing for performance reasons.
what would be the performance reasons?
I either ride until the casing can be seen or when I suddenly flat a few times on a worn tyre.
The latter method probably means I am hit by bad luck sometimes and throw away a tyre too early.
 

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what would be the performance reasons?
I either ride until the casing can be seen or when I suddenly flat a few times on a worn tyre.
The latter method probably means I am hit by bad luck sometimes and throw away a tyre too early.
That's my question. Going straight - OK - no issues. Cornering? Braking? Feel? Flats? - performance . . .
 

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yeah, you should be good. Most people replace tyres really early, in my opinion. I'm not very heavy, but I've gotten 3,000 miles out of sets of normal "race tyres" like Vittoria Diamantes (not open-tubular types, though, those die fast.)

Casing thread is my sign, too.
 
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