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How long do tires last? (time not miles)(5 posts)

How long do tires last? (time not miles)MalandMo
Sep 13, 2002 9:15 AM
My lbs is having a great sale on tires, and i was going to stock up, but didnt know if they get brittle or anything after time. Just looking for some info. thanks
re: How long do tires last? (time not miles)Scot_Gore
Sep 13, 2002 9:27 AM
In your tempature controlled house....a long long long long time.
In your garage where it freezes, thaws, gets real hot....a long long long time.

These aren't dairy products.
Ultra Violet light, Sun, heat, Ozone attack Rubber productsMaartin
Sep 13, 2002 9:45 AM
If stored correctly approx 4-5 years they are OK. After that dry rot starts and you will see fine cracking.
Do they have dates on bike tires?jose_Tex_mex
Sep 13, 2002 2:12 PM
I know they have dates on car tires but I will have to go and check my bike's.

I have had tires that I did not use for 2 or 3 seasons until after I used them. They were fine and gave me another year or two.
re: How long do tires last? (time not miles)moabbiker
Sep 14, 2002 2:35 AM
As long as they have stayed out of the sun and away from an electrical closet (lots ozone in there) they should be fine for a long long time. Check the rubber, it will be very noticeable if there is a breakdown taking place.