Strange tire question?

Discussion in 'General' started by sportracer07, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. sportracer07

    sportracer07 Well-Known Member

    Hey guys quick question. How many of you store your tires outside. I usually store my slicks inside,but this year i dnt have room. They will be in the garage but i dont heat it all the time, does cold weather hurt slicks? I live in Wv so it gets below 20 often here. Im running Dunlop Ntec slicks if it matters
  2. Prospect

    Prospect Hayai

    It's not a strange question, it's a valid one.

    AFAIK, it's better to keep slicks away from that kind of cold, they could end up cracking depending on their condition. I usually would at least put them on wood instead of the cold concrete.
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  3. neckbrace

    neckbrace Well-Known Member

    Maybe put the bike on stands and bring the wheels in the house?
  4. Maximumjeff

    Maximumjeff Well-Known Member

    They’ll freeze and crack. Especially Dunlops. They freaking shatter.
  5. sportracer07

    sportracer07 Well-Known Member

    Cool thanks for the quick replies guys. Guess ill be bringing them inside..
  6. javyday

    javyday Well-Known Member

    Do Not leave them outside
  7. If it gets too cold they will most likely crack. Seen it too many times.
  8. JBall

    JBall REALLY senior member

    For many years I have kept race tires on bikes, on rims, and loose in my unheated garage (in Ohio) and never had problems.

    Can't comment on Dunlops, but I have used Stones, Pirellis and Michelins.

    My only precaution is to not stack them. Also avoid sources of ozone, like large electric motors.

    Send me your frozen new tires for disposal...
  9. 2blueYam

    2blueYam Track Day Addict

    My Pirelli slicks seem to have no issues being stored over the winter in an unheated trailer in Virginia. I do not keep the bike weight on them (stands or off the bike or I leave a set of worn out tires on the bike and swap in the spring).
  10. Pneumatico Delle Vittorie

    Pneumatico Delle Vittorie Retired "Tire" Guy

    And it's not just race tires gentlemen, it happens to high performance bike and car tires too.
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