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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Against conventional wisdom...

    .. I rotate my tires. Been running Panaracer Fire XC Pro's. After 3-4 months the rear tire is about 20% worn and the front still looks new. I know "you all" say not to do it, but I always rotate them at this point. I figure it's the center knobs that are worn, which I need for climbing and the side knobs are still there to keep the front from sliding out. Works the same for IRC Mythos. So far so good..

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    Those Fire XC 2.1 pros

    Quote Originally Posted by aka brad
    .. I rotate my tires. Been running Panaracer Fire XC Pro's. After 3-4 months the rear tire is about 20% worn and the front still looks new. I know "you all" say not to do it, but I always rotate them at this point. I figure it's the center knobs that are worn, which I need for climbing and the side knobs are still there to keep the front from sliding out. Works the same for IRC Mythos. So far so good..

    1G1G, Brad
    are great tires, I've been using them for the last few years and still running them on my SS but have recently switched to 2.0 Python golds on the geared ride, the pythons don't stick quite as well, weigh about the same as the Fire XCs but the rolling resistence on the pythons is noticably lower.

    As far as rotating, I like to wait until the rear is trash, then put a new one on the front but your way also seems like a good idea.

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    Don't your tires always rotate?

    Mine do, at least when I'm riding. Well, I guess sometimes I might skid a little bit (I try not to) or maybe do a trackstand, and then they don't rotate... But otherwise, if you don't rotate your tires why even bother having wheels?
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