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new tyres

Post by nairb » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:38 pm

has anybody bought tyres from these guys

http://www.oponeo.co.uk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

They look cheap for Metzeler and other makes.

I will need some more tyres for the mt500 and the xs650 xs2 and these guys look
worth a try.

But then ...... are they good or bad news

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Re: new tyres

Post by donk » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:47 pm

Yes mate bought mine from there. other people have too. There are other deals in UK if you want less hassle if there is anything wrong.
Check previous topic http://forum.mtridersclub.co.uk/viewtop ... 63&t=15404" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

regards Paul
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Re: new tyres

Post by nairb » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:18 pm

Thanks for the link and info. In the past I managed to get a deal from the local bike shop to get tyres/tube and fit the things.
But I added up the difference between getting the tyres myself and maybe fitting them. and the difference for two bikes was about 115 quid. It just has to be done at that price. I maybe will get them fitted in the end but there is still a 60 quid saving.

If I add the savings on a battery and chain set the savings are well worth it.

Sad news for the local bike shop.....

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Re: new tyres

Post by Thumper » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:19 pm

I bought a pair of "new" Mitas E07 tyres from Oponeo

They were over 2 years old, so I sent them back....

They seem to specialise in dumping old warehouse stock at low prices

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Re: new tyres

Post by Wirralman » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:31 pm

I bought a pair of "new" Mitas E07 tyres from Oponeo

They were over 2 years old, so I sent them back....
Oh dear, I spotted a T65 for sale on ebay recently. The description was NEW. In the detail the guy said that it had been hanging around the workshop for a while, so he made a point of declaring the DOT code on the tyre-it was 082 I think, certainly the last number was a 2. That would make the manufacturing date week 08 1992. :o :o :o :o :o He only wanted Ă‚ÂŁ29.99 for it - I can't remember if it sold -- caveat emptor (buyer beware)
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Re: new tyres

Post by nairb » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:37 pm

Thumper wrote: They were over 2 years old, so I sent them back....
They seem to specialise in dumping old warehouse stock at low prices
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I have heard this before....
But is a 2 year old new tyre any worse that a 1 year old one. If a bike is not ridden for 2 or 3 years and has been kept on the centre stand are those tyres still fit to use??.
A valid question since I have 7 bikes and some are only used every 2nd or 3rd year

How long is the shelf life of a Metzeler or Dunlop?.
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Re: new tyres

Post by appyarry » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:15 pm

I must admit I have a 20 year old tyre on the front wheel of the C15 and I think nothing of it. If I buy a tyre I do expect it to be under 3 years old, unless it's really cheap :-) BTW I need a road legal rear if anyone's got one going at a reasonable price. Please pm.
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Re: new tyres

Post by gegdonnell » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:19 pm

Have at Trelleborg tyres website and there not cheap, :o
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Re: new tyres

Post by Thumper » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:19 pm

My understanding is that a new tyre i.e. one that has not been used, deteriorates much faster in storage compared with one that has been in use and then is not used very much. I did read a technical explanation and it made sense. This is one of the reasons a new tyre needs to be scrubbed-in.

Also storage conditions vary a lot and bad storage causes premature ageing of a tyre.

My main beef with Oponeo was the fact they were not honest about the history of he tyres they were selling.

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