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It appears to be a toss-up as to whether the tires will wear out or dry-rot first. You might try leaning the bike over to extend your mileage. The chicken strips look fine...
When I put knobby's on my bike there will be wide chicken strips. They are not made to be leaned over that far. Your right about the dry rot on that tire tho. If it were mine I would replace both tires.
What is dry rot? The tyres are only 18 months old.
Nevermind, Google was my friend. Good thing I will be changing them soon.
 

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What is dry rot? The tyres are only 18 months old.
Lots and lots of small cracks in the rubber tells me that front tire is a lot more than 18 months old. Perhaps you misunderstood and they replaced only the back tire 18 months ago.
No both were new, still showing the little rubber hairs from the manufacturing process.

However what the age of the tyre was before fitment I do not know.
 
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