Does my rear tubular tire need to be replaced? It still holds air but I am concerned about my ride safety

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  • That looks like some really hard emergency braking! – Carel Aug 9 '20 at 7:20
  • Yeah, it was a skid. I was doing some trenching. Not happy about it :( – Drewskiii Aug 10 '20 at 12:06

Yes. It needs to be replaced.

When the rubber tread is worn so far down the carcass is showing the tire is dangerous. The fabric carcass cannot provide grip like the rubber can so you risk losing grip in a corner and wiping out.

  • Thanks! Will replace :) – Drewskiii Aug 9 '20 at 1:48
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    Concur. I'm impressed that you managed to wear out a tubular, mine die with punctures well before they wear out. When you remove this one, try to take it off in one piece and possibly save it as a last-resort spare. Can't just swap in a tube when out on a ride. – Criggie Aug 9 '20 at 5:25
  • Thanks for the advice, will do. – Drewskiii Aug 10 '20 at 12:07

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