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Generally, if fairly new tires start to crack, they were poor quality tires to begin with. That's a red flag on its own. Don't use them. Bicycles only have two tires between you and the ground, that means if your only front tire fails at speed the chances are good that you're going to end up on the ground. Without a definitive image of the damage, damaged ...


The cracks will expose the internal structure to elements. So yes, they are not going to last as long as non-cracked ones but very probably not going to explode right away either. The Nokia tires that used to be popular in my country developed cracks between tread and sidewall after a few months' use and could still be ridden for years afterwards. Your ...

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