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post #1 of 12 Old 12-02-2019, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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Picked up a set of Bridgestone T30 EVO for $ 149

Not my preferred set of shoes but the price point was good... CYCLE Gear had them on sale in store until Monday 11:59..They will make a good spare

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I don’t have a Cycle Gear in my town but was traveling today and stopped in at a Cycle Gear and saw the same offer. The build dates on the tires were mid 2016. That would make them 3 1/2 years old. I waffled and walked away but didn’t know if you would consider those current or not? I am leaning heavily on getting the Dunlop Roadsmart III, but the reviews on the T30 make it to be a decent (not great) tire at what would be a killer price.
What are the thoughts regarding the build date/age?
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I've had Dunlop TRAILsmarts that were received more than 2 years old that worked just fine. My brother said send them back and he would never use new 2 year old tires but it just didn't bother me.
That being said I don't like Bridgestones because they wear flat way to quickly.

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I get about 9K miles on Battlax, was that the GT tyre. T31 is the current version so T30 at that age isn't a problem

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I donít have a Cycle Gear in my town but was traveling today and stopped in at a Cycle Gear and saw the same offer. The build dates on the tires were mid 2016. That would make them 3 1/2 years old. I waffled and walked away but didnít know if you would consider those current or not? I am leaning heavily on getting the Dunlop Roadsmart III, but the reviews on the T30 make it to be a decent (not great) tire at what would be a killer price.
What are the thoughts regarding the build date/age?
I saw that too..at that price point would be a good back up to the back up...might put it in before I put on my RS III just to see

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Not available online apparently. Correct me if Iím wrong, as Iíd grab a set for that price.
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The sign on the display said ‘only available in store or by phone’. Although when I went online, it appeared that the price they had for each tire separately added up to the sale price for the set.
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I picked up another set at the store when they had an additional 10% off last week. They are also available by phone, T30's for $149/set and T30 EVO's for $169/set, as of last week. Buying in stores has the advantage of being able to pick the freshest build date. Most I saw were '17, with some late months '16. Personally, I have no problem buying tires that are a few yrs old, since they are usually store in warehouses and are not subjected to heat cycling. But... if I can choose, I'd obviously pick the freshest meat.

The T-series has been my go-to brand since their introduction, and I have ridden on T30, T30EVO and now T31. Bridgestone almost always has a spring time rebate ($40-60), so typical cost has been about $200/set. Performance-wise, they are every bit as good as the other name brands. I avoid riding in the wet, so I don't much care for the heavily siped tires made so popular by the Michelin Road series. Bridgestone's T-series traditionally have bucked that trend and has higher land to sea ratios optimized for dry traction, especially on the shoulders where you are leaned over hard. I like that.
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I Purchased a set of Bridgestone T31s from RockyMountainATV. My current PR4s wearing thin so canít wait for rebate to come along ( which means they will probably happen next week). Nonetheless, I picked up the set for $269. They arrived yesterday and now Iím waiting for a window of opportunity when I can get them levered on. I donít ride in the rain intentionally, but you never know when youíre going to hit a cloudburst. Or on a multi-day trip and hit the front of some sort, so I do like my tires to be able to handle in wet conditions. However most of my riding is in the heat of the summer So I need a tire that will hold up to that condition. Will give a report after I get several hundred miles on them.
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Looking forward to your report

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