Originally Posted by Kevlarr
I have 200 miles on my bike so far and the back tire is almost worn out. I never lock up the rear wheel. Am I to expect this as a standard lifespan for cruiser tires? Should I just buy the $10 26x2.125 whitewalls every 200 miles or do the more expensive tires last longer?
I too thought that I would be replacing the rear tire often. At 400 miles most of the tread was gone off the stock Schwinn Delmar rear tire. I now have 550 miles and it does not look much different. Now that more rubber is in contact with the ground, it appears to be wearing much slower. I think that I will get at least 700 miles before I change it, maybe more. I still ordered 3 new cheap cruisers tires for the future.