- When do you say goodbye to tyres?
I noticed a load of air leaking from the sidewall of my old Ardent 2.25 on Sunday, whilst out in the Surrey Hills. I think I had nicked it on a rock or root. Anyway, I did the old swizzle round the tyre on its side (hole side down) to try and get the sealant into the hole.
Worked (sort of), leaked again – repeated that a couple of times but it allowed me to finish my ride and get back to the station to go home. Still seems to be holding air today.
There are not loads of threads showing in the sidewall, but is it worth repairing or just binning? Tread is not bad and I do like Ardents, but have got more suitable tyres I could stick on rear for the winter.Posted 5 months agophiljuniorMember
I have a nobby nic on the back of one bike that must have various small holes that aren’t quite sealing.
I found one or two, but they’re all too small for anchovies.
I pump it up before each ride, it loses <5psi over 24h so it’s not the end of the world. I’ll put a new one on soon as it’s quite worn anyway, or I might not bother as it’ll be spring soon and I’ll chuck the summer tyres on.Posted 3 months agoGarry_LagerSubscriber
I wonder how the tyre compound deteriorates with time – I have a couple of pairs of good 26 enduro tyres with next to no use, prob around 3-4 years old. Tread looks perfect, stored in a cool, dry, dark place -would they be as good as they day they were bought?
van Aert won the CX world cup last year with 17 yo michelin mud treads glued on top of his dugasts. So obv not a problem in some circumstances.Posted 3 months agonedrapierSubscriber
Holy thread resurrection!
I was just having a quick look what kind of riding gribble does, as we’re heading out for a ride at some point, came back to the laptop and responded to a 2 month old thread of his, thinking it was the front page.
How’s the tyre, gribble?Posted 3 months agodeadkennySubscriber
Still chugging/slipping along with my Ardents. One on one bike is a bit worn but normally I’d consider it has life left in it. In this weather it’s really struggling.
I don’t want to swap for a draggy tyre though for flat out stuff just for the odd sloppy mud bits. Ardent is on the rear so it just slides a bit and sometimes loses power and slips on sloppy climbs, but can just about copes.Posted 3 months ago
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