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has this ever been done before? you take a standard, knobby tire, and pretty much attack it with a razor knife or some other instrument of cutting...they do it with monster trucks, to give the tires more grip...so i'm thinking, maybe doing this to a mtb tire would add a little mroe grip, while cutting out some weight from the wheels. OR, shaving the treads off completely to make a smooth road tire.

eh...would either of those work?
 

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bucksaw87 said:
has this ever been done before? you take a standard, knobby tire, and pretty much attack it with a razor knife or some other instrument of cutting...they do it with monster trucks, to give the tires more grip...so i'm thinking, maybe doing this to a mtb tire would add a little mroe grip, while cutting out some weight from the wheels. OR, shaving the treads off completely to make a smooth road tire.

eh...would either of those work?
You can cut, sipe, carve or grind/shave... best have some idea of what you want to gain before starting because the tire can be pretty much scrap if you're not careful. This is a real art when it's done well. Google it and you'll see lots of info - mostly for cars, dirt track and off road. Shaving/grinding used to be the rage for street car tires...

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i'm looking around online about shaving bike tires...would i want to shave just the center, and leave the shoulders of the tires for grip, or could i get the same amount of grip with shaving the shoulders?

i'm kinda trying to convert my $8 goodyear MTB tires into road tires, btw
 

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i'm looking around online about shaving bike tires...would i want to shave just the center, and leave the shoulders of the tires for grip, or could i get the same amount of grip with shaving the shoulders?

i'm kinda trying to convert my $8 goodyear MTB tires into road tires, btw
Check this out...

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=383804&highlight=clearance

If this is for the road, shave the whole tire down to the radius you want. You probably don't want a square section tire - thats what you'd get if you only shaved the center...

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Check this out...

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=383804&highlight=clearance

If this is for the road, shave the whole tire down to the radius you want. You probably don't want a square section tire - thats what you'd get if you only shaved the center...

Good luck
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sweet! that's exactly the same idea that i had, i just didn't know if anyone had posted that up...i did search "tire shav*" and nothing came up.
 
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