That makes perfect sense, thanks for pointing it out. If I blew out the front I might lose control of steering and braking on the front tire. If the back blows out then the worst case scenario might just be damaging the wheel. I did some research and front braking seems safer and much more effective then rear braking if you do it properly:Gilberto de Piento wrote:I've often heard you shouldn't rotate bike tires. When the more worn out tire is on the front it is more dangerous because that tire is more likely to have a catastrophic blowout (not that that is very likely anyway) and a blowout is more controllable on the rear.
- If you want to wear out your tires completely without adding danger you could put a new tire on the front and move the old front to the rear. Then when this former front/now rear wears out you move the new front to the rear and put another new tire on the front. Hopefully this makes sense. You pay for this in tire changing time though.
I will rotate the front to the back and replace the front with new treads. I will also get my front braking technique down for better control.