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I noticed the handling was bad on my ride home today. When I got home I found a nail in my rear tire causing a slow leak. I will be getting a new tire and I am going to switch from Dunlop to the Metz.

Is there any reason why I should replace the front at the same time I replace the rear? There is a little bit of cupping going on in the front but nothing bad. the tread is still good. Will I run into any issues with a Metz on the back and a Dunlop on the front?

Sorry for the simple question but I just got this bike (my first bike) in Feb and I am still learning.

Also if anyone in Columbus OH can recomend somewhere to get Metzler tires I would appreciate it.
 

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You could run them, but highly recommend same tires front and back. Same tread pattern, compound, handling, etc.
 

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AJL said:
You could run them, but highly recommend same tires front and back. Same tread pattern, compound, handling, etc.
I thought that might be the case but I thought I would ask. I will play it safe and get 2 new tires.

thanks for the help
 

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My rear tire got a nasty screw in it that damaged it quite badly... they couldnt patch it... but what they ended up doing is putting a tube in it... at first I was hesitant.... but so far it's worked great.... I only had the tire 1k miles when it happend... so... if you're put in the same predicament as me.... go for it.... you wont regret it
 

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They do handle better as a set, but they there is no problem with a mixed set, just get the front to suit later.
 

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My rear tire got a nasty screw in it that damaged it quite badly... they couldnt patch it... but what they ended up doing is putting a tube in it... at first I was hesitant.... but so far it's worked great.... I only had the tire 1k miles when it happend... so... if you're put in the same predicament as me.... go for it.... you wont regret it
There are 5k miles on the tire. There is still some tread left but I am just going to go ahead and replace it.

Thanks.
 

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I would not put a tube in a repaired tire if you ride fast its a life choice for me I hit 120 mph alot and would never run a repaired/tube tire especially one that is not intended for a tube. yeah change the set you will be happy with it or get another replacement from someone that has changed their tires already ie the 180/200 swap..
 
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