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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-20-2011, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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New Tire Scrub in--??

Do you folks scrub in a new tire before doin rides, especially twistie ridin...???
I have seen in this forum or XL forum that you should scrub in a new tire to get the release agent rubbed off before any serious ridin...
I was just thinkin, since I put on a new rear tire that I might go to a ball field parkin lot about a mile from my house and do something like a few figure 8s and scrub it in, if I can get over this dang crud... Some say just ride careful for the first 100 mi., but I don't like to be too careful...... What do y'all think...???
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Do you folks scrub in a new tire before doin rides, especially twistie ridin...???
I have seen in this forum or XL forum that you should scrub in a new tire to get the release agent rubbed off before any serious ridin...
I was just thinkin, since I put on a new rear tire that I might go to a ball field parkin lot about a mile from my house and do something like a few figure 8s and scrub it in, if I can get over this dang crud... Some say just ride careful for the first 100 mi., but I don't like to be too careful...... What do y'all think...???
Thanks, and have a good one...Old Dog...
Be careful for the first 100 miles lol That is the recommended break in period.

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yup, 100 mi break-in
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what is this "scrub in" that you speak of? just regular riding for break in, or is the "scrub in" something else?
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what is this "scrub in" that you speak of? just regular riding for break in, or is the "scrub in" something else?
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Either way, both, scrub in or break in, I think it's just scrubbin off the release agent that the tire Mfgs. use to get the finished tire out of the mold, so you get good normal grip before gettin into serious curves... I think some folks have went down on new tires by just jumpin on the bike and thinkin they have the best grip new...
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I have used Brake cleaner to whipe off the tire before, old racing trick.
Gets the casting lube off the tire and scrub in is alot shorter.
but you still need to be careful for a little while.

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Cycle World was asked this a while back and was told by four different tire makers- Michlein, Perrelli,Dunlop and Brridgestone that they do not use any "release agent" on their molds.

They did say new tires are a bit slick just do to the rubber being "new"...that simply not pushing them too hard for awhile (50 miles was mentioned) should be enough to break their cherry so to speak...

Clean dry roads being your quickest route there, and to keep in mind warm tires work better, many of the problems (spills) associated with new tires were seen to mostly caused by someone installing a new tire and pushing them at the first turn before they even warmed up.

Keep in mind here racers pull in to change tires in long races, and go right out and race on them hard. The tires are cleaned... But keeping them warm is more important. Race bikes even wear tire heaters between races.

My advise is to skip the parking lot and just avoid grinding the pegs for 30 minutes of riding. This is all I did on my new rear and nothing bad happened....and I think my riding style matches Old Dogs.... Ride it like you stole it...

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New tires and no care, seems to equal this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxbHyEIkgdU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jw4mDqh8nBI

if you're not gonna be careful with your new tires... please record it!! lol
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you wold have to ask old dog, but when i had my new rear tire put on we rode about 10 miles in town then hit the twisties, i guess i broke my tires cherry the hard way, taking turns at speed. i didnt think about scrubing it in .

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