I just noticed my front Metzler tire is cupping. It probably has 4k miles on it. I thought this was just an issue with the Dunlop's. Anyone else have this issue with your Avon or Metzler?
Depending on weather conditions where your at, I like to check my tirewiddlewunn said:I'll have to check it out tomorrow.
:notworth: YOU....are the man. That video was perfect...learned a lot actually. You should post that link as a permanant searchable fixture somewhere around here....stever975 said:
:notworth: :notworth: exactly!rc4man said:All tires for front or steering applications wear in a manner that the leading edge of a tread block, the edge that first contacts the pavement as it rolls, wears more than the trailing edge.
Some tread patterns are more suseptible and things that can accentuate the problem are driving patterns, air pressure, steering geometry and rolling effort/friction due to bearings and brake drag.
I've got the first set of Metz's on my bike and have just over 3k miles on them. They show some this type of wear but I don't feel it is extreme or as bad as the wear on the Dunlop's previously run.
Back in the 70's, old Dunlop K70 and Pirrelli "universal" block tread tires would look like "saw blades" after 1000 miles the wear pattern was so extreme.
Modern tire designs do alot to help reduce this but as long as there are tread blocks or patterns of anytype you will have leading edge wear.