Breaking in new tires, how many miles before you can get back to normal?
All kinds of opinions on this one, but I was thinking 100 miles should be ok to scuff up the new tires. Is there a way to speed this up, maybe scuff pads on the tires or heaving washing/scrubbing with a stiff nylon brush.
Tires don't really need a break in anymore.. At the track I'm going 90% on the first lap and 100% after that on brand new tires. On the street you really don't need to worry about it. Your traction will increase slightly as the tire surface gets scuffed a little but not enough to really make an appreciable difference on the street, and if you really think about it, "taking it easy" only will scuff the center of the tire. The first time you really lean over will be the first time you're on that part of the tire and you'll likely not be taking it easy if you're leaning that far.
Short answer, just ride them and don't worry about it.
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