Tyre life

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Darrell1967
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Tyre life

Postby Darrell1967 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:16 am

I’ve got a pair of Vitoria Corsa clinchers on my Boardman 9.6 and they are looking a bit sorry for themselves.
I’ve done 4-5000 miles on them since mid March. A mixture of commuting and weekend sportives, so are they past their best?

Aberdeen_lune
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Re: Tyre life

Postby Aberdeen_lune » Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:48 am

You’ve had your money’s worth out of them. Usually I know my tyres are gone when they start to puncture easily.

david7m
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Re: Tyre life

Postby david7m » Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:34 pm

Sounds like you've done well !
I've done 2k on 5000gp and the rear not got long left.

samiam
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Re: Tyre life

Postby samiam » Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:55 pm

You only got 2k miles out of your 5000 GP tyre?

david7m
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Re: Tyre life

Postby david7m » Sat Sep 14, 2019 13:46 pm

samiam wrote:You only got 2k miles out of your 5000 GP tyre?


So far, yes. Just brought a TL version to replace it.

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Re: Tyre life

Postby redvision » Sat Sep 14, 2019 14:28 pm

The gp5000 is designed for speed and racing rather than longevity. 2000 miles is a pretty good return for them.

Darrell1967
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Re: Tyre life

Postby Darrell1967 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 14:55 pm

I’ve only had 1 puncture but on closer inspection it’s as though the black section which is the tread is starting to come away from the main body of the tyre in certain places. Delamination for want of a better word.

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Re: Tyre life

Postby david7m » Sat Sep 14, 2019 15:47 pm

redvision wrote:The gp5000 is designed for speed and racing rather than longevity. 2000 miles is a pretty good return for them.


Yeah, I'm pleased with them.

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Re: Tyre life

Postby thegreatdivide » Sat Sep 14, 2019 17:45 pm

redvision wrote:The gp5000 is designed for speed and racing rather than longevity. 2000 miles is a pretty good return for them.


And the clincher version of the tubular Corsa as used by a large proportion of the Pro teams isn’t designed for racing?

I think the OP has proved that a good race tyre can get some solid miles in before retiring.
#f*ckwit

ChippyK
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Re: Tyre life

Postby ChippyK » Sat Sep 14, 2019 20:30 pm

2500 miles on my Pirelli P Zero, front is fine, back is starting to go a bit thin, had a couple of punctures, it’ll see the autumn out and get replaced in the spring

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Re: Tyre life

Postby PBlakeney » Sat Sep 14, 2019 20:56 pm

I usually get somewhere between 3 & 5k miles out of Vittoria Paves. Pure guesswork, but certainly more than a year and I do swap wheels during the winter for even wear over the next summer.
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Re: Tyre life

Postby thecycleclinic » Sat Sep 14, 2019 21:09 pm

The people who get high mileage from these race tyres are either very light or dont ride to fast/corner fast. Being light helps alot.

2500km from a conti gp5000tl tyre and 1500km from vittoria corsa from me.
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Re: Tyre life

Postby PBlakeney » Sat Sep 14, 2019 21:22 pm

Long time since I was called light. A very long time.
Must be slow then. :wink:
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Re: Tyre life

Postby Svetty » Sun Sep 15, 2019 14:43 pm

thecycleclinic wrote:The people who get high mileage from these race tyres are either very light or dont ride to fast/corner fast. Being light helps alot.

2500km from a conti gp5000tl tyre and 1500km from vittoria corsa from me.


Less than 1000 miles from Corsa? What are you riding on - very rough chip-seal?? Even if so this is extremely low mileage Malcolm, are you sure they are properly worn out when you replace them?
FFS! Harden up and grow a pair :D

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Re: Tyre life

Postby thecycleclinic » Sun Sep 15, 2019 18:41 pm

Chip seal everywhere in suffolk. Yes they were worn out. I generally race tyres when they start puncturing frequently. It's a sign that the tread has got thin. Some time I got 1500 miles from.them
Used them for about two years and went through alot of tyres. That however is more miles than conti gp4 seasons gave me
They simply got holes.
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Re: Tyre life

Postby Shirley Basso » Sun Sep 15, 2019 20:17 pm

Can we see some photos of the boardman please. I have a real soft spot for them.

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Re: Tyre life

Postby FatTed » Mon Sep 16, 2019 00:01 am

The GP 5000 have Tyre Wear Indicators on them (TWI written on the sidewall)

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Re: Tyre life

Postby parmos » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:46 am

at 17st my rear tyres don't last that long

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Re: Tyre life

Postby Slowbike » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:50 am

Shirley Basso wrote:Can we see some photos of the boardman please. I have a real soft spot for them.

It's only soft on the bottom - and you need to pump it up .... ;)

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Re: Tyre life

Postby Fenix » Wed Oct 16, 2019 13:45 pm

I think i have over 6000 miles from my Schwalbe Marathons. Still a lot of life on them. Just bombproof.


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