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Minion DHF Perishing After 3-4 Months, anyone else had it happen?

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by HardtailHack, May 25, 2013.

  1. HardtailHack

    HardtailHack used an iron once

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    I put a DHF on my bike the day I purchased it and I have now noticed after 3-4months on and off use that the sidewalls are splitting. I haven't left it in the sun for stupid amounts of time and have never had it happen to much older tires.

    Maybe the Aussie distributor has had stock that isn't selling as quickly as it previously did, not sure, has anyone else had it happen?
     

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  2. kidwoo

    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    Sounds like it cooked in a warehouse somewhere for a while.

    I've had that happen to a few tires (most notably kenda). Seems like the maxxis ones I've had just get overly hard.
     
  3. daisycutter

    daisycutter Turbo Monkey

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    It sounds like you bought the soft 42s made for race days only. The super soft compound wears quickiy.
     
  4. Huck Banzai

    Huck Banzai Turbo Monkey

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    the tread might wear from use, not the sidewalls, and no cracking, just wear down and tear down; I have stored 40a (Slow Reezy) and 42a for more than a year with no degradation.
     
  5. Casey-Ryan

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    I have had mine for months and have not had this issue. I would see if maxxis or the shop you got the tire from will warranty it for you.
     
  6. dilzy

    dilzy Monkey

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    Indeed, I've run slow reezay's exclusively in summer (swamp things in winter) for many years and the rubber lasts an impressively long time, a year without degrading at least, but the wear certainly takes it's toll.
     
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  7. dropmachine

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