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Buying new tyres - What is a acceptable age?

Discussion in 'Riding Gear and Bike Accessories/Parts' at netrider.net.au started by Booki, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. Looking at some new tyre deals - there are a few around the $350 mark for front and rears.

    But they are dated 32w2015. Do you think that is too old?

    What is a acceptable age when buying new tyres for your bikes? 1 week? 1 month? 6 months? 1 year?

    Considering most manufactures say tyres are good for 5 years - 6 years, if I am going to be buying tyres they are already in theory, down a year!

    Whats a acceptable age for a "new" tyre?


     
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  2. Should be ok unless your planning to keep your tyre longer than 6 years?
     
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  3. ~1 year is normal for my store. Tyre still has to come to Australia by boat, go through various resellers and replace existing stock.

    If the tyre was getting on 2-3 years I'd question it. At worst you'll get an extra 100km out of the tyre and loose a few % of grip you'd likely never use.
     
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  4. It also depends on how/where they were stored.
     
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  5. Mick has hit the nail on the head....... it depends, basically on the amount of sunlight they are exposed to.

    Since few tyre dealers take their tyres out to sun-bathe, a year or two in nice cool shady storage ain't going to do any great amount of harm.
     
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