I have been noticing my tyres becoming fking slippery. Even in dry conditions, if i brake suddenly or hit downhill corners too fast (and admittedly in a lazy downhill position), i would get mild slippage, causing my an*s to lodge itself in my throat for approximately 0.43 seconds.
Going down each of the 3 Gorges on a wet Sunday this weekend was possibly my pansiest downhill effort of all time, but I didnt wanna risk it.
Anyway, so my question is: How do you tell it is time for a change in tyres? I dont think they are that old (maybe 1 year MAX), and maybe it was conincidental conditions. I've got spareys I can chuck on now, but want to 'sweat the assets' a bit due to them being heinously expensive. And I dont really trust the LBS, as they have a sales agenda, which is cool, but yeah, I want to know myself.