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How many tires do you use in a year?

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  1. Eurotrash

    Eurotrash Monkey

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    I'm trying to convince the bank to help me set up a bike shop and I need some figures.
    What do you ride?
    How many weeks a year do you ride?
    How many sets a of tires do you use?
    how many sets do you have at any given time (dry weather, rock terrain...?
    would all your year's tires in one go if you were offered a good deal?
    How many times do you change your brake pads, drive chain... a year?
    realy appreciate any help!
     
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  2. The Toninator

    The Toninator Muffin

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    What do you ride? RacerX, Jamis Dragon and Specialized Allez Comp(all full custom)
    How many weeks a year do you ride? 4 days a week at 52 weeks a year and or about 5,000 miles between the 3 of them.
    How many sets a of tires do you use? 2 or 3 for the road bike and maybe 3 for the mtbs
    how many sets do you have at any given time (dry weather, rock terrain...? 2 spares - 1 set knobby 1 set semi-slickish
    would all your year's tires in one go if you were offered a good deall? Probably not
    How many times do you change your brake pads, drive chain... a year? Road bike chain = 1 every year and a half mtb at least 2 a year. Brake pads about 1 set per mtb.
     
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  3. LOOnatic

    LOOnatic Turbo Monkey

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    Personally i'm riding 1 bike to xc and dh etc.
    Like most brroke cyclistst i usually buy each part a la carte so a price break on a year of tires wouldn't be feasible but sounds good.
    I go through about 10 tires a year or so, a couple chains,deral'rs, 5 or so sets of brake pads,a seat or 2 depending on crashes and that kind of thing.
     
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  4. BikeGeek

    BikeGeek BrewMonkey

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    Check out the financial reports available through the National Bicycle Dealers Association. They do an annual study on the costs of doing business for bike shops nation-wide. Yeah, you have to pay for the report, but if you're serious it could be a worthwhile purchase.
     
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  5. Eurotrash

    Eurotrash Monkey

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    cool thanks!
    I'll look into that but it's still nice to be able to compare what the report says and what the monkeys say.
     
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  6. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    I ride XC.
    I ride approx 32 weeks out of the year (April through November)
    I use one set of tires (too lazy to keep changing them)
    I have three sets of tires in my garage (all around tires, sticky tires, narrow XC tires)
    I'll buy any parts if they're a good deal
    I change the chain, brake pads, etc about once a year
     
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  7. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    I go through about 3-4 tires every 2 years (not including countless tubes)... 2 summer seasons I'll go through 2 rears and 1 front. 2 winter seasons will eat about 1 rear tire.

    I go through about 3 sets of housing in 2 years.

    Every 3 years (roughly) sees a drivetrain rebuild. Middle ring, Granny, chain, cassette.
     
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  8. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    I go through about 6 XC tires a year and 2 sets of road tires. I'll wear out 3 to 4 middle rings on the XC bike and a cassette and go through about 8 chains.

    I get to ride 11 months out of the year but 2 of those months are under nasty cold conditions.
     
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  9. SK6

    SK6 Turbo Monkey

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    Shut up and ride...
    :think: Damn dude, you sure tear the hell outta your bike, don't ya?

    :p

    :D
     
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  10. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    I actually feel sorry for my bike. :)
     
  11. Andy_B

    Andy_B Monkey

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    DH 1 rear tire every 2 race weekends. 1 front Every 3 races.
    XCSS 3 Rears a year 1 front a year.

    DH parts as needed.
    SS Chain every 500 miles or so.

    Brake Pads
    Dh EBC Reds 5 sets per season (if its muddy or raining add 3 more)
    XC EBC Reds 3 sets per season (if its muddy or raining add 1 more)

    Casset/Freewheel
    Dh One every 2 years (2 wheel sets)
    SS- Not yet
    Cogs
    Dh- One every 2 years or as needed
    SS- 2 a year ( but I have 3 differtn rings i swap between)

    Brakes hoses- As need both bikes. One full spare set for each bike.

    Both bike are tubless.
     
  12. McGRP01

    McGRP01 beer and bikes

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    I ride XC & DH.
    I ride approx 32 weeks out of the year (April through November)
    I use one set of tires on the XC and 3 sets on the DH bike.
    I have five sets of tires in my garage (all around tires, sticky tires, mud tires)
    I'll buy any parts if they're a good deal
    I change the chains, brake pads, etc about once a year.
     
  13. chicodude

    chicodude The Spooninator

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    I ride road/XC/DH
    I ride i would say 47 and a half weeks out of the year
    I have burnt up two sets of XC tires 2 road sets and 1 DH set
    I have about(8 tires in my garage
    I change my other stuff as it breaks