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post #1 of 13 Old 04-29-2012, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
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To retire or not to retires

Hit 13000 miles Metler Tourances the rear is shot the front looks pretty good.
The question is replace both or just the rear?
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How old is the front? If it's getting on in years (4+), best to replace it, but if it's only a few years old, and the tread is ok, and no sidewall cracks showing, then just keep rolling on it and replace the back only.

Seems silly to replace a perfectly good tire, although i will be doing that in July just before my big trip, but thats a special event changout.
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Replaced both on 07-2010 so less than two years
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I would save the money then.
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I too usually are 2 rear to 1 front
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I too usually are 2 rear to 1 front
Same for me, I've got 20k miles out of a front Tourance.

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Your tires aren't brothers, you can split them up all you want. I would think any front tire should last 2-3 times longer than a rear one.
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Or, you get a front with more traction and they wear at about the same rate. An example is a Tourance EXP front and regular Tourance rear.

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2 rear to one front is what i normaly do.
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post #10 of 13 Old 04-30-2012, 07:49 AM
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2 to 1 for me on the Tourance as well.

Why waste the money.

Nothing wrong with the grip of the ordinary Tourance, I see no need for the EXP for my riding purposes.

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