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tire rotation?

Beane2010-04-29 00:49:16 +0000 #1
As far as I know, the rear tire usually wears out much more quickly than the front. So do people ever "rotate" their tires, swapping the rear onto the front and vice versa? Wouldn't that allow for more even wear?

Just wondering if anyone knows if people do this or if not, why not.
Thorn2010-04-29 00:59:47 +0000 #2
Sheldon Brown said no ( www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-rotation.html ). I've heard this elsewhere.

You want your best tire on the front--if it blows it will disturb handling much more than if you blow the rear.
kat_h2010-04-29 00:57:49 +0000 #3
Sheldon Brown says no.

sheldonbrown.com/tire-rotation.html

edit - and I was too slow.

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