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Open House => Tech Talk => Topic started by: backinthesaddle on February 05, 2017, 10:42:54 PM

Title: Bought a new Dunlop E3 tire over a year ago. Never mounted. Just been sitting
Post by: backinthesaddle on February 05, 2017, 10:42:54 PM
on a shelf. I turned it over a few times. Would it be safe to mount and ride on?
Title: Re: Bought a new Dunlop E3 tire over a year ago. Never mounted. Just been sitting
Post by: klaviator on February 06, 2017, 07:20:42 AM
I wouldn't hesitate to mount a one or two year old tire as long as there was nothing obviously wrong with it.  A number I have seen mentioned many times for the maximum safe age of a tire is five years.  I don't know how accurate that is but after a certain period of time a tire will start to "dry out" and will have less traction especially when wet.
Title: Re: Bought a new Dunlop E3 tire over a year ago. Never mounted. Just been sitting
Post by: Nice Goat on February 06, 2017, 12:19:17 PM
Look for the date code inside an oval.  Two-digit week followed by two-digit year, e.g., 1411 means that the tire was manufactured in week 14 of year 2011.

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