Originally Posted by Britome
I've decided to put a new rear on before my 400 mile ride to SC to alleviate stress. Also to keep my front on that has 5k miles on it because I want to get back to the Heidenaus.
If someone disagrees with my strategy im all ears. I'm banking that a half worn front won't make a tangible difference in the way I ride.
I think you will be fine. I will have a new rear on but my front will have ~ 1000 miles. The fronts wear well and I never saw an appreciable difference until they get pretty worn.
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