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Your Bike Maintenance Schedule

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published Aug 22, 2013
  • Updated Aug 22, 2013 at 8:59 PM UTC
Photo: John David Becker

Tires

Type-A: Once your front tire has accumulated a bunch of little cuts and nicks, it is less sticky and more prone to flats.

Procrastinator: Abuse a rear tire enough and its once-rounded crest will square off. Eventually, the threads that make up the backbone of the tire may start to poke through. Either of these telltale signs means it’s time to trash the tires. Swap the front at the same time.

RELATED: Picking The Right Tires For Your Bike

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Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh is the Senior Tech Editor of Triathlete magazine. To submit a question, write Aaron at Ahersh@competitorgroup.com.

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