I am looking for a ballpark estimate as to how many miles I have left on this rear tire:

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  • It's hardly worn at all. Aug 14, 2020 at 11:54
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    More than you think. But ultimately, it's always a judgement call when the frequency of punctures becomes too high. Aug 14, 2020 at 13:43
  • For traction off road riding, 0 miles left, for on road riding, quite a lot, depends how often you skid.
    – mattnz
    Aug 14, 2020 at 20:23

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Do you get a lot of punctures while riding? I got a puncture every month or two while commuting. When that suddenly increased to a weekly puncture, it becomes time for new tyres. It was 80% the rear wheel.

I can still see the central tread line in the middle of your tyre, so it looks perfectly fine to keep riding IMO. Also, its probably got a little faster as the central knobs wear off, assuming you ride smoother roads.

If you're riding off-road aggressively (ie competitively), then the lack of central tread may become more important.

When punctures get more common suddenly, then replace both tyres.

Estimate: 500-1500 km, (300-900 miles) I'd certainly ride that tyre.

  • I have gotten 2 flats in about a year. I mainly ride on the street. @Criggie
    – fixit7
    Aug 15, 2020 at 13:22

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