I just noticed today when I got back from my ride that my bike has different tyres front and back. They're an asymmetrical pair - same brand/model etc - but marked "front" and "rear" - rather than 2 completely different brands of tyre.
There's no obvious difference between them - so what gives?
- Does the rear one have thicker/stiffer walls to account for more of my lardy ass loading the rear more than the front?
- Is the tread pattern different? (with a superficial glance the tread on both looks the same)
- Is it marketing BS to make be buy a pair of tyres when one wear out? (It won't work )