OEM rear tire wore out in <4k miles... dated 2012!
Well I was on a trip and wound up getting price-gouged by a Canadian stealership because I had to buy the only tire they had in stock. Here is my OEM rear with 3950 miles:
It wore out in the center because I was taking a long road trip with gear on the back. It was getting scary in the rain! I looked at my front tire after getting home... and noticed it had dry rot between the treads. Hmmm, strange with 3k miles, indoor storage, and on a bike that is 6 months old (2017 model though). So I look at the date- manufactured in 2012. This tire is out of date by law in many states (7 years old requires replacement and tire shops aren't even allowed to repair them, and that is for CAR safety... arguably with a bike this becomes even more important). I did not get to check the date on the rear, but assumed was the same and the age contributed to the fast wear.
Anyone else have a similar experience?