Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Twin Cities, MN, USA
mounting new tire, built 3 years ago
Silly me for not checking this upon delivery. I bought a pair of Anakee III tires from Revzilla, arrived the first week of August, about 6 weeks ago, and just today I checked the date codes. I'm having a shop install the front today, it was built in early Jan. 2018. That's fine.
The rear will be installed soon, but I found the build date of that tire was in Aug. 2016. It is just over 3 years old (turned 3 on about delivery day to me).
Do I mount the 3 year old tire, or talk to Rev about getting a fresher one? It should be fine at 3 years old, but the reality is that if tires have a 6-10 year service life on the rubber before it goes hard, one half to almost one third of that service life is gone, and I'm only riding 3-4000/year anymore.