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    Opinions on whether to replace tire

    I've put about 1900km on this tire. Not sure at what point to replace. I have about a dimes thickness of tread left in the center. You can see I still have the nubs on the sides.

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    If you're just using it to commute you've probably got another 1000k waiting there.
    You can ride that until the center section is slick. I usually don't replace until the chords are showing.
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    I also think you've got a lot of life left in that tire. If you start getting frequent flats then replace it, otherwise ride 'til slick.
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    If you are made of money, obsessive-compulsive and wasteful, replace it.

    Otherwise it has tread and plenty of life.

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    Replace it immediately with either Schwalbe marathon supremes or Continental contact 2!
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.

    Quote Originally Posted by iheartbicycles View Post
    Specialized sucks ass.

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    If you are riding mostly pavement, replacing that tire with something higher psi in a smoother tread will feel a lot like taking the tire chains off your truck.

    My switch to Continental Town and Country tires (65 psi, 26x 1.9, less than US$50 for the pair on Amazon) has been worth every penny. The folks above are right, you are in no danger with that tire, however, new smoother tires might be a lot more fun.

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    I think it also depends on your tolerance for flats, and your workplace's tolerance for tardiness. If you don't always leave early enough to fix a flat and be on time, or you're likely to lose your job if you're late, I'd say it is well worth buying a new tire.

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    Replace it....a dime amount of tread.....no bueno.....

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    I ride road slicks on my commuter and usually get 4000-5000 miles (6400-8000km) out of a rear tire. That tire has a lot of life left in it.

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    updated pic

    I have examined the tire more closely and have notice 3 of these little cuts in the tire. Does that change any opinions? Suggestions for a wider commuter type 650B tire. I just think a tire that is 35mm wide would look funny on a mtb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snailspace View Post
    I have examined the tire more closely and have notice 3 of these little cuts in the tire. Does that change any opinions? Suggestions for a wider commuter type 650B tire. I just think a tire that is 35mm wide would look funny on a mtb.
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    Carry a tube ride it til it flats go buy a slick now for the asphalt pavement riding...get over yourself about how things look.

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    That's not a cut.

    THIS is a cut
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tan&Green View Post
    Replace it....a dime amount of tread.....no bueno.....
    it's a bike, dude. ride it till it's bald (or you're getting too many flats for your liking).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shayne View Post
    That's not a cut.

    THIS is a cut
    The kevlar lady was on vacation when they made your particular tire or is it only the bead that is kevlar??
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.

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    Specialized sucks ass.

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    Good question since it has no bead?!?
    Generally only the bead is Kevlar though unless the tire specifically mentions a belt of it.
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