Originally Posted by Blur
"Run what you brung" I always say. Makes the ride more interesting, forces you to make smarter choices, greater challenge, etc. etc.
A better tire makes a better rider makes a better ride.
I'd offered to pay for a new set of tires of many riding partners to stop their bitchin and keep up the pace. Riding a tire at the end of it's life just to milk the last ounce out of it... is a total disrespect of how little free time we actual have to enjoy being out on a ride. And how in one split second on a bald tire, things can go from fun to done. Funny how cheap a $200 tire is compared to a trip to the ER for a tweaked ankle or bunged up shoulder.