Square tire slip'n'slide
I've hade my Versys for about a month, previous owner did some heavy highway commuting and the back tire is squarred off pretty badly. More so than any bike I've ridden before. I plan on replacing both tires this Wed., front is just plain wore out, that rear just makes me nervous. The rear has plenty of deep tread left throughout, but the flattened out profile of it is so severe I'm dubious of it.
I've had 4 cruiser bikes previous to this awesome ride, made a habit of replacing tires every Xmas bonus, if I needed tires or not. Being that I've never ridden this bike with fresh tires, nor have I have I ever ridden a bike with such a flattened profile on the rear tire... I do have a question.
Does the below describe the result of what this kinda tire profile can cause?
It feels like the rear tire is sliding out from under in really slow speed turns, we're talking like ~10mph, no throttle, clutch lever pulled in and yet it still feels like the rear wiggles itself wide. Did a little U-turn on my street and I may as well have been in greasy mud it was so squirrely. Required some quick counter steering and dragging a boot to keep it upright.
To reiterate, I'm getting new tires anyways. I'll be doing my homework this weekend on what tire's offer the most grip for the money (weighing more on the safety benefit than the economy). Just curious if what I'm experiencing is a result of the flat-topped tire's profile or something else?
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