Pavement does eat up the tire more because of the knobs etc.... Now where I live most of our roads are used by oil tankers so we have ruts, and small rocks so tires tend to wear faster "rear tire", for me anyhow. Now go south/west of here were the roads are smooth dirt, I'm sure I could double the life of them. It's really based on your riding area and habits. I have a buddy with those tervail cannonballs and he has close to 2500 on them, and he rides the same area's as me. So again, results will vary...Again, all the wear is on the rear, my front tires could double that milage. I also swap my tires out with about 15-20 percent tread left, I could probably ride a few hundred miles further, but I don't want to risk a flat 60 miles from home. Just my preference.
Rear 1200 Miles..Donnelly MSO 40mm Tubeless.
Front 1200 miles...
i'm guessing that replacing the tire has more to do with puncture protection? does the bald surface make a noticeable difference in traction and rolling resistance?
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