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    Tire wear using 1Up?

    Has anyone seen any tire wear on their bike from using the 1Up? I have heard a few complaints but wanted to see if anyone here has the same experience.

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    Not at all. Why would there be tire wear?

    Maybe I'm wrong but I don't see how.
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    It looks to be related to vibration, I'm assuming either rack in hitch, bike in rack or a combination of both.

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    Tire wear? On a bike rack? Sheesh ...
    Just like a raindrop, I was born to fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blatant View Post
    Tire wear? On a bike rack? Sheesh ...

    I know. God love the internet.
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    I'm a bit confused.....

    What type of wear? You mean each time you unfasten the bike from the rack you see more were from the contact point that is not the same as the wear mark from the last time you transported the bike?


    Describe the wear you are talking about please.

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    I am talking about the knobs being fully worn down where the wheel loop contacts the tire.

    So much so that there is ground rubber on the wheel trays.

    However, both cases are after almost a full day of travel on pickups.

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    Maybe it was just locked too hard against the wheels?
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    I actually think it they might have been locked tight enough. We all know that you can compress the tire really well and there is no movement. I suspect a combo of high inflation and rack vibration during driving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rackguy View Post
    I actually think it they might have been locked tight enough. We all know that you can compress the tire really well and there is no movement. I suspect a combo of high inflation and rack vibration during driving.
    yeah, all I can think of is not being attached firmly enough. HAS to be user error.

    I drove over 3,200 miles in a week (~1600mi each way) with two bikes on 1up roof trays mounted to the top of a teardrop camper. Each leg of that trip involved about 3 days straight of being attached to the rack. The racks caused ZERO notable tire wear, and in fact, the tires on the bikes in question are still being ridden 2yrs later, with more wear from the trail than from the racks. This trip involved driving through high wind advisory areas as well as through a storm front with tornadoes and microburst winds.


    IMG_20170302_075846_477 by Nate, on Flickr

    I'd be shocked if this setup didn't vibrate more than the hitch rack setup.

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    Quite possibly the silliest thing ever suggested.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmb65 View Post
    Quite possibly the silliest thing ever suggested.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
    yeah, all I can think of is not being attached firmly enough. HAS to be user error.

    I drove over 3,200 miles in a week (~1600mi each way) with two bikes on 1up roof trays mounted to the top of a teardrop camper. Each leg of that trip involved about 3 days straight of being attached to the rack. The racks caused ZERO notable tire wear, and in fact, the tires on the bikes in question are still being ridden 2yrs later, with more wear from the trail than from the racks. This trip involved driving through high wind advisory areas as well as through a storm front with tornadoes and microburst winds.


    IMG_20170302_075846_477 by Nate, on Flickr

    I'd be shocked if this setup didn't vibrate more than the hitch rack setup.
    That's a nice set up!

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    Tire wear using 1Up?

    I have a pickup. I put almost 50k on it in 20 months. I drive often on dirt roads. My bike is usually in the rack. No issues with my 1up except large platform pedals can rub frames.

    That doesnít include two cross country trips in my GTI.


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    Nope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    Yeah? How many fingers do you brake with?
    Lol. Is my thumb a finger?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmb65 View Post
    Lol. Is my thumb a finger?


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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    Only if a hot dog is a sandwich..
    Debatable. I think. Itís got all the components.


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