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    Old fat tires?

    Ive got some brand new jumbo jim snakeskins that have been in my garage for 2 years. Was gonna put them on and was just wondering if there is a shelf life on fat tires? Ive read that myb tires are good for quite a while if they are stored out of direct UV. Figured same applied. Cold and dry colorado garage to be exact.

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    I wouldn't hesitate to ride them. If you are concerned, look for cracks in the rubber as you inflate the tires. Some rubber can get dry and lose some tackiness, but unless you are racing I wouldn't worry too much. The tires are not so old that you might need a rubber revitalizer product.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    Psh, the two sets of tires I use for my fatbike now are older than that.

    The terrain I ride generally doesn't wear tires all that fast, so as long as I don't get sidewall slashes, tires usually last awhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
    Psh, the two sets of tires I use for my fatbike now are older than that.

    The terrain I ride generally doesn't wear tires all that fast, so as long as I don't get sidewall slashes, tires usually last awhile.
    Yeah come to think of it... i was using another set of jims i got spring of 16 in tr summer of 18. They look fine to me if a little brown from dust.

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    Im still riding a Bud, tubeless, that I bought in 2013. Its got grip studs on it, so I take it off and store it inside in a cool dark place from April through December, but besides the worn looking sidewalls, it runs great from January through March.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rth009 View Post
    Im still riding a Bud, tubeless, that I bought in 2013. Its got grip studs on it, so I take it off and store it inside in a cool dark place from April through December, but besides the worn looking sidewalls, it runs great from January through March.
    Thats quite a testament. Ill be doing fairly aggressive trail roding on the jims whih was moee of a concern then on the snow for me. Still impressive.

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