Are My (New) Tyres Damaged?... Photo-post

Secteur Posts: 1,971
edited May 2011 in Road beginners
Hi all,

Supplied tyres, 3m old (400 miles on them).

Not sure if the "wear line" was caused by poorly positioned brakes, or if this represents natural wear.

I cannot "open" the crack by pressing/pulling, and there is no "canvas" showing. Tyres hold pressure perfectly & run fine.

Do I need to buy a new set? (more than happy to as I love the excuse to spend money on my bike!!)

Have now perfectly re-set the brake pad position so they are well away from the rubber.


(it's the slightly ragged looking line, not the smooth manufactured looking one)




  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,869
    if the woven casing is untouched then it's just cosmetic, but if there's any sign of the casing being cut/worn at any point i'd bin it
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • Berk Bonebonce
    Berk Bonebonce Posts: 1,245
    Is the tyre width compatabile with the rims? Some rims carry max/min tyre width limits. With others it is a case of putting the name of the rim into the internet and looking.

    The tyre could be too narrow for the rim.
  • Secteur
    Secteur Posts: 1,971
    Good thought and piece of advice, but these are the manufacturer supplied tyres & rims, so I assume they are ok
  • DaveHudson
    DaveHudson Posts: 290
    Yes they are horrifically dangerous, you are risking killing puppes & small children. Change them immediately!!

    (That's what you wanted to hear, Right? :wink: )
  • Secteur
    Secteur Posts: 1,971
    Well, I wouldn't mind an excuse to spend MORE money on my baby!!!!

  • Phill Thom
    Phill Thom Posts: 50
    I have exactly the same on my Ultremo ZX.. Very strange.
  • Dmak
    Dmak Posts: 445
    Sounds like nothing is going to stop you replacing this tyre!

    Don't kill the puppies!