Do I need new tyres?

daniel_b
daniel_b Posts: 11,653
edited March 2021 in Road buying advice
Afternoon all,

this bike is my gf's., not had much use overall, some time on the turbo, but both tyres it looks to be have a lot of sidewall cracking.

I have some venerable Durano pluses waiting in the wings to be fitted, just wanted to find out if anyone else would ride, or let someone else ride, with tyres that looked like this?




PSI circa 80, nothing outlandish - they are both 25s or maybe 28s.

It's a Fuji something or other, hydraulic discs.
Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
Scott CR1 SL 12
Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
Scott Foil 18

Comments

  • singleton
    singleton Posts: 2,523
    If it were me I'd fit the new tyres.
    I'd also fit new tubes while I had the tyres off.
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,653
    singleton said:

    If it were me I'd fit the new tyres.
    I'd also fit new tubes while I had the tyres off.

    I'd been meaning to 'pop' the duranos on there for months, so now have an actual reason.
    She's out first thing, so a job for tonight - fun playing with durano pluses :/
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • From what I can see, I'd still use those tyres, or at least just put them in the spares pile... But then fresh tyres can transform how a bike feels.
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    2020 Voodoo Marasa
    2017 Cube Attain GTC Pro Disc 2016
    2016 Voodoo Wazoo
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    edited March 2021
    They won't kill her and they will be fine for the morning so no rush but if you have something to change them with why not and then save them to use on the turbo.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • First.Aspect
    First.Aspect Posts: 15,216
    I would ride on those. The structural part is the casing.
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,653
    Thanks for the comments and opinions, much appreciated.

    Had it been my bike, I would have ridden, but I didn't want to risk it, especially with our anniversary tomorrow!

    Expected a battle, but was not too bad at all, had them both changed in about 20 minutes, and got them both on without levers.
    Life would have been easier with a couple of straps to keep the tyre in place, front wheel as soon as I tried the bead into the rim trick to get the slack, it just popped out and unravelled.
    Rear wheel didn't exhibit that trick for some reason.

    All was good on the Saturday early morning cycle :)
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18