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Obviously there is a lot more wear on the back tire than the front -- you're providing power through the back wheel and your weight is mostly over the back tire. If you brake a lot with the rear brake, you'll also increase your tire wear versus using the front brake (you can brake more efficiently with the front brake; this is why you see bigger brakes in ...
Yes - replace the rear if you can afford to. Otherwise be aware that punctures will increase, so ride accordingly. I suspect the wear issues are partially because the rear carries more of the load than the front, and also perhaps you're braking on the back too much. If you brake equally, the rear wheel looses "downforce" and is more likely to lock and ...
As tires accumulate more miles, they become more prone to puncture. It can be difficult to tell just how much rubber is left. Technically, you can use the tire until the cord shows. However, the rubber could split and the cord will push through. At this point, you'll be lucky to limp to your destination. To insure reliability, replace the tire.
Yes, it is time to change that tire! Your current front tire looks to be in very good shape so when you purchase a new tire you should put it on the front wheel and then move the old front tire onto the rear wheel. Continental road tires have helpful wear indicator dots on them that will show you when the tread of the tire has reached its recommended ...
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