I’ve been riding Conti 5000TL’s 700x28 for about a year, and a couple of months ago I noticed the front tire was shedding some kind of string. Never seen anything like it before or found anything via Google on this. I immediately changed the tire with a new one, with safety being my first concern.
Just last week, the rear started to do the same thing. I have 2 more of these tires as I bought a few while they were on sale from competitive cyclist, so i’ll be putting a new one on the rear this weekend.
I love these tires. They grip well, are comfortable, and haven’t flatted in the year i’ve had them, but can’t keep replacing them as they aren’t cheap, even when on sale. They have plenty of meat left on them, I keep the PSI 60 front, 65 rear even during the winters while i’m stuck on the trainer. These are installed on a carbon wheel tubeless setup using Orange Seal endurance formula.
Has anybody seen this before? I’ve tried to contact their warranty support, but haven’t had a response from them after sending them 4 emails.