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Scuffing tyre edges

Discussion in 'New Riders and Riding Tips' started by Woodya, Oct 24, 2006.

  1. Hi there,
    Does anyone know anything about this ?? I heard that if your tyre edges aren't scuffed in (?) you risk slipping around on the road more......being very new to riding, I was interested in some feedback on the topic.

  2. Nah, don't worry about it.

    Just take it easy on new tyres for the first couple hundred km.

    Only take sandpaper to the edges of your tyre if you're coming to coffee night and you wish to seem like a hardass he-man.
  3. you should certainly take it very easy on new tyres.

    they come with a waxy kind of coating that slowly wears off as you ride. my BF got a new front tyre recently, and as he was leaving the tyre place it slipped on the concrete driveway & he nearly dropped it.

    usual word of advice is "ride like it's raining for the forst 60kms"
  4. like loz said, dw about it too much. when you get to the edges, it might be abit slippery at first but after that, it will be ok.
    how much more do u have til you reach the edges?