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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old May 21st, 2007, 9:58 pm Thread Starter
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Question K12RS Tire wear question

I have a 02 K12RS Michelin Pilot roads and have noticed that I am getting some unusual wear on both the front and back tires. Both tires are wearing unusually flat in the middle. I maintain 42lbs on both tires as I am a large fella. Is this possibly because I do about 50 miles a day in my commute to and from work on mainly highway or could be a sign of a bigger problem?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old May 22nd, 2007, 5:47 am
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I get the same thing on commutes. I think any sport tire needs to be ridden as much on the sides as the center and you can't do that easily on commutes. My rear flats off quicker than the front. I raised the recommended pressures by 2 psi. But I've since dropped the front back, because the ride was getting hard on my wrists on poorly maintained UK roads.

I don't think there's a problem if your pressures are OK. I wondered if there was a tire with a harder centre more suited to touring, but I think most of these sport tires are soft for grip in the wet. I still run Bridgestone BT020's.

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