Originally Posted by imrob
will this is the closes thing i can find to a tire subject. I got some tires from the bike store some vittore for a gaint escape two 2012 modle. These are supposed to be winter tires for me but guess what after 3week they are going pretty bald in the back he said they were good tires . maybe just made with soft stuff i guess. can any one one here tell me what would be a good winter tire that will fit on a gaint 700c rim that is not more than 2.1 inch wide i guess that what i measured my back frame at. and please only nobby winter tires that grab and can put a lot of miles on cause i do ride all winter long and that at 144 miles a week this last set was 90 dollars down the drain. and the store owner is not being good about this at all so he just lost my money. i guess you got to stick to the store you know. This is gonna be on pavement !!!!!! i think these vittor are just made for sand. there were the xm pro 700c 35 which i think might still be a little thin. and thanks.
What were the temps like for the 3 weeks you ran those tires, imrob? Winter-compound rubber is often much softer than summer stuff, giving you great traction in cold conditions. The down-side is the rubber can get so soft in warmer conditions that it wears very, very quickly.
Another likely cause or contributing factor could be running the tires with insufficient air pressure. That not only slows you down, but also accelerates tire wear.
How many miles did you put on during the 3 weeks? That seems awfully fast even accelerated wear to wipe out a tire.
In terms of replacements, I might suggest the Schwalbe Marathon + or, better for winter conditions, the Schwalbe Marathon Winter. The Winter version has the same tread as the Marathon summer version, but is made with a bit softer-compound rubber, and includes studs to enhace traction on ice.
Best of luck finding the right replacements!