Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Southeast Michigun
Would you run two different tires f/r?
Just wondering if any of you would (or would not) recommend runnign two different makes and models of tire front and rear? I've got close to 9000 miles on my Vee, and am still on the original Trailwings. Apparently I picked up a staple in the rear tire sometime in the last couple of days. The front tire looks to be maybe 1/2 worn, good shapem no issues. The rear is developing a rather wide flat spot in the center (yes it's inflated properly) but is otherwise in decent shape (save for the staple). I'd rather not replace the front if it's not necessary, but I'm also interested in upgrading the rear since I need to replace it anyways....
So, I guess that's my dilemma: Upgrade the rear and keep on the stock front, or just replace the rear with another Trailwing?
FWIW, I spend 99% of my time on paved roads, and 95% of those paved roads are super-slab. My 70 mile commute each day consists of 3.5 miles of surface streets with the rest being (smooth, recently-repaved) freeway. Given the numbers I've seen posted here for the OEM tire life, I'd say I was on track to do better than average if it hadn't been for that stupid staple...