Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: America's Dairyland
Mixing trail/road front tire with pure road rear tire
I notice my rear tire is nearing its wear line and I may have to swap it out before the end of the riding season. Currently I have Shinko 705s on front and rear, which I would consider 80/20 tires. Since owning the bike I've done nothing more off-road-ey than a single forest road and some gravel. I'm thinking of switching to a 100% road tire for my new rear, in the hopes of getting a bit more life out of it (I currently have about 4000 miles on it).
In the past I've gone against conventional wisdom and mixed brands on front & rear, without any ill effects. Anyone ever tried mixing styles?
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