Breaking in a new tire


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Breaking in a new tire

Postby landisr » Thu May 01, 2014 7:27 pm



Hi. I just got a new rear tire and have a several hundred mile ride coming up on Saturday up in the mountains. The roads are great but with few guardrails etc... So does anybody have any suggestions for breaking in the tire besides "being careful for the first 100 miles"? Maybe wash the tire with something or use a little sandpaper or ????

Thanks. Ron in AZ


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Re: Breaking in a new tire

Postby seelyark1 » Thu May 01, 2014 7:45 pm

Get on it and ride! Unless you ride like an idiot, your tire will be fine.
Ride safe, and smart. Asphalt is like #1 grit sandpaper. Dave

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Re: Breaking in a new tire

Postby landisr » Thu May 01, 2014 7:59 pm

Thanks for the reply, Dave. Sounds like a plan. BTW I have friends and family in Beverly Hills and Crystal River. Ron
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Re: Breaking in a new tire

Postby cbx4evr » Fri May 02, 2014 9:03 am

Do a smoke show. That will scrub it in.
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Re: Breaking in a new tire

Postby WingAdmin » Fri May 02, 2014 10:29 am

I much prefer a gentle ride on the road to scrubbing tires with sandpaper. Maybe that's just me. :)

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Re: Breaking in a new tire

Postby garwil » Fri May 02, 2014 12:17 pm

Like Seelyark1 says, just get on and ride like a sane person.

New tires do have wax residue on the surface left over from the molding process. If you are riding in a race, and using the last thread of traction on the corner, then this is an issue. However, the vast majority of us do not get anywhere near to the edge in daily riding.

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