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    Small cuts

    So during the tail end of my last tour up the Coast I notice the small cuts you see all around just one side of my rear tire. I just purchased the tire in March (new) from my local dealer. Not losing air pressure and the tire date says it was procured at the end of 2015. Should be worried?

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    I sure would not like that with a new tire. If it's happening more than one place it obviously was not from Road hazard, I would be worried about the tire deteriorating prematurely for some reason. At the very least I'd have somebody that's in the tire business look at it, I wouldn't take any chances with my tires.


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    I would not like that...Just looking at where the cracks are I would say it looks like the start of separation...Almost like a re-cap...But WTF do I know...

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    There are marks on the tire that line up perfectly with those cuts. Like maybe something scraped? If you were running spoked with tubes, I wouldn't worry too much, but you have rims, my friend. I'd be worried.

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    Would definitely take it where got it from and raise a little hell and see what they do about it ..
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    brand new tire, but manufactured in 2015....almost 3 years old??? Yea, PB1, I'd expect a replacement with a 2017 tire. If they are a preferred local dealer, there should be no problem


    Did you replace the front at the same time? I'd check the manufacture date of the front also and expect a 2017
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    ***UPDATE****

    The dealership is replacing the tire but I'll still have to cover the $50 labor. I'm good with that because the only other alternative was purchasing a new rear tire at cost. What I did find out was that the Marathon 880 is obsolete and the new models are 888, so I'm assuming I got one of the last made in that model and it was a bad tire. I hope to get her back tomorrow 🤞🏾


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    Good thing, I'm sure you will feel better with those tires replaced.


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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bob Loblaw Click here to enlarge
    brand new tire, but manufactured in 2015....almost 3 years old??? Yea, PB1, I'd expect a replacement with a 2017 tire. If they are a preferred local dealer, there should be no problem


    Did you replace the front at the same time? I'd check the manufacture date of the front also and expect a 2017
    Agreed. With tires having a usable "life" from date of manufacture, I would not have accepted a 2 year old tire that's been laying around. Check the dates on the replacement.
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