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I'm about to order up some new tires and was going to order on-line instead of from a local dealer (don't have what I want). I'm concerned about the age of the tires that I'd be sent as I've heard that sometimes they've been known to ship tires that are several (many) years old.

I'd love to see some feedback from your experience and know what to look out for.

I'll be ordering Conti Road Attacks if that makes any difference in an answer due to outdated models or whatever.

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ive ordered two sets from motoxoutlet.com

didnt check the ages but didnt have a problem with either set.
 

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Cool-thanks. I can't wait to get the 9 year old tires off.
 

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Cool-thanks. I can't wait to get the 9 year old tires off.
Mine were 7 year old stock metzlers and the rear was squared off pretty bad. I rode on them for two years and when I put my new ones on it was like I bought a whole new bike. You're in for a pleasant surprise.
 

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I've consistently gotten less than year old tires from all of the online tire retailers I've purchased from (primarily www.swmototires.com) until the last set of Avons I bought; these were 16 and 22 months old, but I pretty much knew they would be older tires as this was a closeout of a discontinued model.
 

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I always order my tires from http://www.ridedirect.com/ They seem to be cheaper than everyone else and I have never had a problem with them.
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Of all the sites listed on this thread ridedirect.com has the best prices and shipping is free...

I have ordered tires from there in the past and will be doing it again before spring...
 

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Popular brands/models and sizes from competitive online sources will probably be fresh. You are more likely to get older tires from low volume local dealers.
 

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FYI, When you all go get tires next time and able to hand pick there are 3 numbers all by them self next to where it says DOT.The first two are the week of the year they were made and the last number states the year, hope this helps you choose the most fresh tire the shop has for you to buy.
 

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I'm about to order up some new tires and was going to order on-line instead of from a local dealer (don't have what I want). I'm concerned about the age of the tires that I'd be sent as I've heard that sometimes they've been known to ship tires that are several (many) years old.

I'd love to see some feedback from your experience and know what to look out for.

I'll be ordering Conti Road Attacks if that makes any difference in an answer due to outdated models or whatever.

Thanks
Bigger sites will turn inventory faster nor will they have many left overs from when they get a good deal to buy in bulk from a vendor who's tires are past the hold time the vendors want to have on them in their stockrooms.

But look online and most of the makers will show you how to read their tires side wall so you can find the production date and read the code for yourself. Less then 24 months old wouldn't cause me any concern as most likely they were stored properly for that period so little to any adverse effect of 24 month of shelf life could happen.
 

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the only problem i've ever had is getting the stinkeye from the local dealer when i bring my wheels and mail-order tires in. if you're going that route, take into account they're going to charge you more to mount your mail order tires, than they would if you bought the tires there. around here its $25 for thier tires, $50 for mail order.
 
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