How long do tyres last?

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  • How long do tyres last?
  • rascal
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    I know it sounds like a dumbass question, but I have a pair of Tioga DH tyres that have been in the garage since I last went to Morzine 6 years ago. Off to Stiniog this weekend and wondered if they will still do a job – there’s enough tread but will the sidewalls still be strong enough? Was gonna sling them in the boot as spares but hopefully not need them 😉

    ajantom
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    Some of that retro lot are riding tyres that are 20+ years old. Unless they’ve been subjected to massive temperature variations or strong sunlight, you should be fine.

    I had some road tyres that went so hard and shiny that they wouldn’t grip on the turbo trainer, didn’t dare take them on the road! And some conti 4 seasons that lasted 4 seasons outside before the sidewalls fell apart due to UV damage.

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    For the love of all that’s good in life don’t use them! Not because of how old they are, just that they are shit. Properly horrifically shit. Pray you don’t need them.

    discoduck
    Member

    I agree with the above, they will wash out on anything !
    They’re much worse in the wet so pray it stays dry and if it doesent pray that you don’t need them,

    Without doubt these tyres are the worst I have ever had on a bike, admittedly it was nigh on 10 years ago but still they were absolutely pants ! In fact dangerous !

    Premier Icon parkesie
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    Theyre great fun to get into a 2 wheel drift on the road and make loads of noise. Dont actually provide as much grip as they look like they should.

    Premier Icon Matt24k
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    Sorry, couldn’t resist it.
    Sounds like you should sling them in a skip rather than the back of the car,

    Premier Icon paladin
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    Twice as long as half a piece of string

    rascal
    Member

    So they’re good then?

    rascal
    Member

    For some reason it didn’t post all I typed….don’t think I’ll bother taking them then – cheers all

    patriotpro
    Member

    Depends if they have a BBE or Use By, if they have a BBE, they’ll be fine with a bit of salt n pepper.

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