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Front tire... do I ever need to replace?

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Hello All

I have had the same front tire on my WR for 3 full seasons. The tread is fine, none of the nobs are worn down. There is a lot of dry rot however..... will my bike perform/handle better with a new front?

Also, i think I am going to run trials tires if I dor change. I hope they will work well in the East coast woods.

Thanks

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Mine never last long enough to dry rot. The knobs start tearing off from the sides.

I don't think a trials tire would work well here in the northeat with the varying soils, rocks, mud and roots.

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My rule of thumb is to replace the Front tire once for every two Rear tires ...

Trials tire!?!? I swear by Dunlop 756 for all but hard pack

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If your tires are rotting get new ones. That's like asking if you should throw out moldy food. Eventually, the tire will shred and you'll be out a lot more in hospital and mechanical bills than the 50 now. Give the new Pirelli tires a try! They do great all round.

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the knobs round out before they wear down. Get a new tire and you will see the difference.

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the knobs round out before they wear down. Get a new tire and you will see the difference.

Like Matt said.

Front tire traction has a lot more to do with sharpness of the corners than it does height of the knobs.

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Since you don't like replacing tires, go ahead and try the trials tire. But I've never heard of a MX bike with a front trials tire, I'm pretty sure that a MX bike needs the front side lugs to corner properly.

Check the Off-Road forum and do a search for trials tires - you'll find several good threads!

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