I guess it's an accomplishment, I've made it through my first set of tires. My bikes always needed tires when i got them or shortly after, or I just replaced them for the sake of fresh rubber on a new to me bike.
This time I've finally worn them the whole way down from new. I wanted to see if this tire wear is normal or if something is not right?
I went on a trip this weekend and since my PR4s have about 10k miles on them and the weather was going to be good i figured what's another 1k miles. The rear tire was at the "I'm gonna need new tires" stage before I left. It still had a little of the center line tread pattern, although i noticed a flat spot where the center pattern was gone.
i had been running around 30 to 32 psi front and back. on the trip i had about 60 lbs of cargo, and trying to get more longevity I upped the pressures to 34f and 36r. Checked the rear while hot later on and it was at 38.
Before I left I adjusted and aligned the chain by getting the teeth in the middle of the chain, the chain marks on the sides were approximately at the same spot. it was in the 80s on the trip, i did about 300 miles a day. on the last day it was up in the 90s. I had two instances where the it behaved badly on LH turns, once, i was hard braking for a shaper than expected turn and the rear wiggled on me. Later on, i was in an S turn, going into the left and the bike nearly lowsided, but caught again, somehow it didn't go down. that's when i took the 38psi reading and took some air out of the tires.
Was this accelerated wear due to something? normal behaviour for a shot tire? It just seemed to go from pretty much done, to scared to ride on it, pretty quickly. Pic below shows the tire after that S turn. I don't have a recent one from before the trip.