Hello to all. I am a new member here and have been riding for many years. I just have a question about the tires in the title of this thread. I have recently purchased 2 sets of these tires for two different bikes and from two different suppliers (vendors). All four tires have production dates in 2012. Why?? I half expect to get new tires that are maybe two years old at the most. I'm just wondering if anyone has a legitimate answer.