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    New question here. How to care my tyre surface?

    Hello.

    I usually ride about 2 times per week, so tyre doesn't wear out much.
    but almost after every ride I wash my bike.

    I'm currently riding XC tyre on my Specialized Epic so it does not have thick rubber carcass.
    And last year I experienced tyre dry out and getting hard, even chapped before it wear out by ride.

    I guess because of soap washing and sunlight and time make it dry out.



    So I'm thinking about to use kind of rubber protect solution oil or something for tyre surface.
    Is there any stuff to keep my tyre nice soft and black?
    Thanks.

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    I've never had any issues with my tires even after years of riding. It could be the soap you are using. Don't use dish washing soap as it will draw essential oils from your bike and your tires. I only use car was soap. Otherwise your tires should last a long time. And keep your bike out of the sun as much as possible (ie. don't store your bike next to a window that gets 12 hours of direct sunlight. UV rays destroy rubber.
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