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    Question Question about Schwalbe tires?

    I purchased a set of RightRuns from Sportaid back in November and they are already pretty much wore out..........the black strip in the middle has about wore totally off. I have been diligent in keeping the correct tire pressure in them and I do not get on and rough surfaces much at all.

    Is it normal for a pneumatic tire to wear this fast? its been years since Ive been on pneumatics but if they wear out every 3 or 4 months, Im going back to a solid tire.........40.00 - 80.00 a pair every 3 - 4 months adds up. Ive gotten years out of KIK Makos etc.


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    I've got no experience with the Right Runs but my current pair of Schwalbe Marathons have one year on them and I still have tread. I'm confused by your tires wearing out so quickly but as I said, I never ran RR's. I used to get 3 or 4 months out or Primos and Kendas, that was normal for me. The Marathons really do last longer though they're twice as heavy and have a dull feeling when you push but I think it's only a feeling, I don't think they are in the end, harder to push.

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    you might contact Schwalbe, I've been using my right runs for over a year

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    Woww. And I didn't know the black strip was on top of the colored rubber, thats interesting! I wonder if you got a defective set? I'll be watching for what you figure out since I want some RRs.
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    yeah, that sucks. Any chance you wheeled through something petroleum-based somewheres?

    I've had a couple SpeedRuns do the same thing, the centre section of black rubber seperates and flakes off in chunks. I am currently running out the last set I'll buy from them. I already have the replacement Marathon's I'll be switching to, like you say I can't keep buying tires at those prices.

    As others have said, contact Schwalbe - I'm sure they know there's an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grommet View Post
    The Marathons really do last longer though they're twice as heavy and have a dull feeling when you push but I think it's only a feeling, I don't think they are in the end, harder to push.
    I'm fairly sure stephen212 recently changed from MPs to RRs - care to comment?

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    i used to get 4 months before my kenda koncept lost its tread, but i use it extensively.i get myself a year in the end before it really shows the tube.i just switched to schwalbe durano.
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    I have been running right runs for 9 months now...no problems like you described. It sounds like you got a bad pair...although mine is the normal gray tire. I do not think the color has any difference...but I wanted you know so that you know exactly what I am comparing it to.
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    I have been riding with them for more than a year without problem, bad pair, i had a bad pair in the past too, schwalbe gave me a new one.

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    I wrote Schwalbe a email through their website and they replied and asked me to fill out a warranty claim and attach the pictures and they would look into it.

    I will update as soon as I hear something back from them.

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