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Old 09-11-20, 05:18 AM
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Is this bad on a new tire?

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Old 09-11-20, 05:29 AM
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Doesn't look right...
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Old 09-11-20, 05:44 AM
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Yes, that is pretty bad. No one should ever run bright red tires.
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Old 09-11-20, 05:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
Yes, that is pretty bad. No one should ever run bright red tires.
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Old 09-11-20, 07:07 AM
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I'd return it.
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Old 09-11-20, 09:34 AM
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the bead is separating from the side wall. maybe if you ride at really low pressure and never lean or turn.....

i'd get an exchange.
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Are we looking at those grooves along the edge? And the circles are to indicate that, along one stretch of the tire, the groove is continuous - and along the other stretch it is in a different pattern? It looks a little weird, but it does look like it is designed into the tire. I’m not really sure what to make of it.
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Old 09-11-20, 09:58 AM
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I wouldn't worry too much. Ask the manufacturer.

I wouldn't have a problem with it myself unless closer examination showed more than just the outer layer being affected. The outer layer doesn't factor in with the physical demands of the tire other than to protect the inner parts. You can and will be right that it's not protecting that part of the tire casing. But when mounted and ridden, will that materially affect the life of the tire in that area?

If you are going to be ridding a max, no holds barred efforts................ maybe not the right tire.
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Old 09-11-20, 01:02 PM
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New? I'd return it as defective. Was not designed that way.
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Old 09-11-20, 01:32 PM
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Unless it is damaged at the casing and starts to bulge it isn't a functional concern, but it's ugly. It would likely not be noticeable after it's mounted.
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
Are we looking at those grooves along the edge? And the circles are to indicate that, along one stretch of the tire, the groove is continuous - and along the other stretch it is in a different pattern? It looks a little weird, but it does look like it is designed into the tire. Iím not really sure what to make of it.
Looks a bit like a repeating pattern, like it was designed that way.
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Old 09-11-20, 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
New? I'd return it as defective. Was not designed that way.
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Unless it is damaged at the casing and starts to bulge it isn't a functional concern, but it's ugly. It would likely not be noticeable after it's mounted.
I'm kind of going back and forth between these two POV's. One problem is I ordered the tire internationally, so returning may be a pain, if possible at all. Company hasn't wrote me back yet. Ironically, I wasn't even looking for a red tire, but it was all I could find in this particular brand/model. Everyone is out of stock of the black ones.
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Old 09-11-20, 07:08 PM
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With those good pictures, and all of that split rubber - I can't imagine them not shipping a new tire, even without a return.
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Old 09-11-20, 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
With those good pictures, and all of that split rubber - I can't imagine them not shipping a new tire, even without a return.
You'd think. Although I decided to read customer feedback after I ordered from them, and there are a lot of 1 star reviews with comments like "Sent me the wrong part and never responded to me and ruined my trip to Ireland and my marriage" so I don't have a lot of faith at this point.
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Old 09-11-20, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by crankholio View Post
You'd think. Although I decided to read customer feedback after I ordered from them, and there are a lot of 1 star reviews with comments like "Sent me the wrong part and never responded to me and ruined my trip to Ireland and my marriage" so I don't have a lot of faith at this point.
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Old 09-12-20, 12:55 PM
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Mount the tire and see if it is a problem with the casing or just cosmetic. A tire that is mounted but not ridden is still 'New'.
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Old 09-12-20, 01:15 PM
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I'm Guessing it sat in the warehouse for a very long time.. before you got it..
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Old 09-12-20, 02:42 PM
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I'm Guessing it sat in the warehouse for a very long time.. before you got it..
Which would not explain the markings that concern the OP.
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