Saturday, December 7, 2013

Used-up tire

Now and then, somebody asks me, "When do you switch out an old tire?"

When the part that touches the road isn't black any more, that's my indicator.  Actually, I noticed a few little red blotches a couple weekends ago when I cleaned up the drivetrain, and I've been riding on good luck since.

This tire gave me fantastic service - between May and today, it rolled over 3482 miles - with zero flats!  Sah-WEEET!  I'm totally sold on Vittoria Randonneurs!  (A slightly wider, and significantly better-treaded tire went on, for the winter months.  That's good, because there's 2 or 3 inches of snow on the ground out there.)


Marcus said...

If you ever run into these tires , I would urge their purchase. My wife's bike has your Vittorias and they have been great.

db said...

I've been using Randonneurs for years. They are my favorites.

You can get good tires for cheaper, but these are great tires, and there is a difference between "good" and "great".