Ungenear to broked stuff
2011 Site Supporter
- Mar 7, 2011
- Damascus, MD
My E07 failure was no fault of the tire. It was from loss of pressure at speed due to failure of a sticky string plug. I'd spun the tire on gravel when pulling out of a gas stop just before so am fairly sure the gravel was what got the plug. I'll re-post the picture here because it's a lesson in how important tire pressure is to keeping things from becoming ugly in an instant. Low pressure means heat build-up in the sidewall from flex till the rubber in the sidewall fails. I must've had somebody watching over me to have the tire fail like this while in the middle of an absolutely empty highway with wide shoulders because I used most of it to get stopped and then didn't get hit in the black night.I might add that there is one tire you will be hard pressed to find any failure reports on. The Mitas E07. I know Bob had one fail but his was due to a flat if I remember right.
In the center is some of the rubber "sand" mentioned by Fennellg which is a symptom of low pressure when the sidewall rubber rubs itself.