Tyre life

water

New Member
Location
Scotland
I know it's a bit like asking "how long is a piece of string" but approximately how many miles could I expect to get from Specialized All Conditions 25mm tyres?.
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longers

Veteran
Not a daft question to people who've used those tyres. I had a pair of the 28's and did 1600 miles precisely (to the dot) before I wanged them in a skip for starting to puncture too often.
 
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water

New Member
Location
Scotland
Mmm,was hoping for more than that for the money [I'm Scottish you see!!;)].
Was that purely road use[tarmac]?
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longers

Veteran
I'ma yorkshireman so I wasn't happy either (and mine came free with the bike) but approx 500 of those miles were on the Transpennine Trail.
 

alfablue

New Member
I used a pair over 5 years on road and gravel paths, probably did about 4000 miles, eventually the tread showed signs of starting to delaminate from the sidewall - I replaced them before it became an issue. I am very happy with that, I think age had as much to do with the failure as mileage as the tread was still okay. I just bought another set. I do keep them pumped up hard.
 

simoncc

New Member
Just replaced the Schwalbe Marathons on my tourer. They've done 7200 miles. I'm keeping the front one as a spare as it isn't worn out like the rear.
 

toontra

Über Member
Location
London
simoncc said:
Just replaced the Schwalbe Marathons on my tourer. They've done 7200 miles. I'm keeping the front one as a spare as it isn't worn out like the rear.
That's given me an idea! Swap the front & rear tyres every 1,000 miles or so.
 
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