I would NOT replace until needed. In fact, I plan to get the 021 on the front and I recently had a new 020 on the back. Both tyres are intended for very similar typers of riding. Many guys mix a sticky front (BT 014) with a sturdier rear (BT 020) - I did it once but decuided I do not ride nearly hard enough to justify the 014.
No worries I wont hold anyone to anything, just after a bit of advice really, after getting an 021 from ebay. annoyingly just after I had chunk of beer bottle chew up the rear tyre, I tried to repair it with a can of tyre repair, all it ended up doing was spraying through the split onto a hot exhaust which kindly baked it on, all clean now and with an 020 on there, that should give me another 6000 before I put the 021 on.
BB - Ive lived in Wycombe for the last 15 years, left the army to move here.
My front one feels like a knobbly when rolling out of the garage - I have 5,400 miles on it and it is severely cupped. I have always had the pressures in the correct range, approx. 36 psi. The roads here are highly abrasive, I think. Every single major portion of the tread on both sides has a circular areas that is markedly raised. I think it needs changing!!
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