The rubber attached to the rim of your wheel. Flats, changing tires, selecting tires, etc.

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Homemade Tubeless Tires

As I was browsing Youtube for cycling related videos, this one on making your own tubeless setup caught my eye. The procedure is essentially as follows: Clean a standard rim (not for tubeless tires,...
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Do road tubeless tyres lose air faster?

I just replaced my rear wheel with a road tubeless (Bontrager RL TLR). Was lucky to have the bike shop installed the tyre, took two blokes to put it on the rim. Anyway, my second ride was a couple of ...
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How to stop dealing with flat tires?

I have a very nice fixie bike, which I keep suffering from flat tires. I live in Bogota which is a city full of potholes in the road. I have been examining options to implement in order to have less ...
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Repair cut in sidewall of tubeless tyre

On my latest ride I managed to put a cut in the sidewall of my front tyre (Specialized S-Works Purgatory 26x2.2"). The sealant (Stan's No Tubes) didn't manage to seal the cut, presumably because the ...
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When not in use, How should I store my tubeless tires?

I have a bike setup with tubeless mountain bike tires. I tend to ride about 20-25 PSI. How should I store my tubeless tires? Does it matter what pressure I store the tires at between rides? Should ...
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Presta valve won't let air in on a new tube

During a ride I had a flat tire and used a brand new Joe's tube with sealant. For the first time in many years of riding i was not able to pump air in. It appears that the pin inside the valve won't ...
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Can you run a standard tyre on a tubeless rim?

I have some new tubeless MTB rims and I'd like to avoid buying new tyres for them. The tyres are reasonably sturdy (Continental Race King Protection - 4 plies / total 240tpi) and I have sealant. As I ...
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Tubeless tire looses air through weld of rim

I have the DT Swiss X1700 Spline 29″ with the Schwalbe RockRazor 2.35" PaceStar on my pre built Bike which are tubeless. After about 100 km the tire now looses air through the weld very fast. I ...
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Tube sealant vs. tire liners vs. puncture-resistant tires — which best prevents flats?

Clarification: I am not asking for a solution to punctures, or about the nuances of ride quality with the various solutions. I am asking whether one method of reducing punctures has been proven ...
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Tyre popped when going from 26 x 1.95 to 26 x 2.125

My wheel had 26 x 1.95 tyres. I bought 26 x 2.125 thinking it would fit. While fitting the new tyre, it bulged outside at one location and the tube also came out for about 7 inches. The tube is the ...
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What is the middleground between permatube and normal tubes?

I've burst my third tyre in two months on my MTB, each time it's caused by something sharp penetrating my tyre at high speed ripping a big enough hole in the tube causing the slime to leak out rapidly ...
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Leaking Slime inner tube valve after opened for first time since install

I put some extra air in my rear mountain bike tyre yesterday. It uses the SLIME inner tube. It wasn't flat nor had a puncture, I was just topping it up to make the tyre a bit harder. I cycled to work ...
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I keep getting flats

I have been getting flats every 20-30 miles for the last 2 months. This has caused serious inconvenience to me, as bicycle is my preferred mode of transport to work and class. Details of the situation:...
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What are the differences between “clincher” and “tubular” tires?

What are the differences between "clincher" and "tubular" tires? I'm just a casual road cyclist at this point and don't put any more than 200 miles in over the course of the week. I'm looking to ...
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Can I inflate to 8bar?

I am quite new in the world of urban cycling and I am liking it A LOT. for the sake of curiosity I want my wheels to be as hard as possible, know how this feels and how my bike behaves. As of now, ...
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What makes one road tire have a less “bouncy” ride than another?

When I replaced my rear tire this week, I expected an almost intangible improvement in weight, rolling resistance, and grip. However, I have noticed a significantly less "bouncy" ride. The new tire is ...
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Any alternative use for old mountain bike tyres and inner tube?

I have recently changed the original tyres and inner tube of my 15 year old Specialized Rockhopper. They were starting to deteriorate and I got punctures almost every time I took it on gravel paths. ...
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Will tubeless tires out-perform my Armadillos on my commute?

I have a Trek commuter bike (8.4 DS). I bike 5.5 miles to work, and up to 15+ miles home. I’m considering the switch to tubeless. Most of my commute (4.0 miles) is on a well-maintained concrete trail. ...
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How long should a road tyre hold its pressure?

How long should a road tyre be able to maintain a pressure of around 100psi, and what factors are likely to reduce this time? Background: My tyre pressures are consistently dropping to around 60psi ...
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Why is the British version of “tire” is “tyre”? [on hold]

I saw someone spell tire wrong, so I edited it and it was rejected, because he was British. Is there a reason why British people use tyre instead of tire?
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How do I know what size tyres can I fit on my rims?

I have a hybrid bike with Alex DP17 32h rims (700c). They still have the tyres that came with the bike on them, 40c konda's, but I'd like to replace them with some puncture resistant, narrower tyres ...
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A pin punctured my tyre. Should I only replace the inner tube, or patch the outer, rubber tyre?

Today I managed to run over a flat heat board pin, and my tyre got punctured. I will change my inner tube tomorrow, because it's not that expensive and I find it easier than patching it up. My ...
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Tire size change

Hi I have original mtn bike tires of 26 x 1.95 on my bike but would like to change to smaller hybrid tires can I use 26 x 1.75 or must I stay with same size. Thanks
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How to prevent my front derailleur from rubbing on my back tire?

Recently I tried adjusting my front derailleur (Shimano 6800) so that it wouldn't rub my chain when I was in the highest gear. After playing around with the angle as well as the limiting screws, I ...
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Puncture Repair App [closed]

There's a new iPhone App in the UK called Kerbi. It offers puncture repairs on demand. You can choose from a patch repair, or replacement inner tube to get you back in the saddle. Would you use ...
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Hybrid bike advice, tyre sizes

I currently ride my road bike (700cx28 (or 28x622) in front and 700cx35 rear) on loamy/grassy trails about 1/3rd of the time (2/3 on the road). When the trail gets too muddy or stony etc. I dismount ...
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What changes have been made to the bicycle over the years?

I have researched so much, but I could never find an actual or straightforward answer... Q. What changes have been made to the bicycle in the last 10 years to improve its technology?
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Front wheel tube slowly leaks air

After I changed tires to conti 4 seasons in my road bike, the front wheel has been leaking air very slowly. I've changed tubes some 3 times already, and it keeps happening (after a couple of weeks). ...
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What do I do if my bike won't pump with an air pump at all?

My bike tires will not pump up at all. I tried forever. I had this bike for a year and then it won't pump at all. I have a pump you stand on and use your 2 hands to pump. At first it was pumping air a ...
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Kenda cyclo cross 27 x 1 3/8 fit on 27 x 1 1/4 rim?

Will the kenda K161 cyclocross tires (27x1 3/8s) fit on a 27x1 1/4 rim? I havent been successful at finding this question on here or on google, apologies if it has been asked a million times. Thanks!...
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Should I change the tire and tube or can it be patched?

Someone deliberately pierced the rear tire of my fixed gear bike. It's a 700cX25 tire with 700cX18-23 tube inside. As you can see from the image the threads have come out. I am not sure about the ...
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How to remove skid marks from fabric?

What is an effective yet safe way to remove skid marks from fabric originating from keeping a bicycle on it?-- The back tire of my bicycle has been standing on a piece of rug and I need to clean the ...
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Proper tubular tire installation

I'm trying to install a new tubular tire once again. The problem is every time I do this I always get it wrong because I always have this area (let's say 10-15cm each way) around the tire's valve that ...
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700c 28er - same as 29er?

I thought that all 700c/622 wheels were "29er" compatible or basically the same size; 622mm. I had the tire off a Mavic Aksium wheel yesterday and was surprised that it is labeled 700c 28''. Is ...
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Black threads are coming of my tire. Does it need to be replaced?

One of my bike tires have started shedding long black threads. I'm assuming that this means that something is not right. The tire has a folding bead. Does this mean that my tire should be replaced as ...
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If I currently have 700x23/25C tires on my bike, will 700x35C winter tires fit?

I understand that the first number is the tire diameter, so on that part I know it will fit, and that the second number is the tire width and that's my main concern. I want to put winter tires on my ...
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Tire size compatibility, 700x35c or 700x38c for original size 700x37c

I own this bike : speed 2012 ridgeback The tires are worn out and I have decided to buy schwalbe marathon plus (since I often had flat tire due to broken glass on bicycle paths in my town) The ...
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Changing 700x35C tires with 25mm?

I'm riding on a hybrid bike with 700x35mm tires which is ideal in the city. Every now and then I could go on a ride outside of the city, covering distances in the vicinity of 80km and doing some ...
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Older rims, newer tires

Can I put "new" 27 and half inch tires on "old" 27 inch rims? Looking to save the trouble of finding out!
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Road fork, tire clearance for 700x28 tyre

I am building up a Litespeed T-5 with 46 (possibly 48)/34 Ultegra drivetrain for some spirited riding on undulating and sometimes uneven roadways in Northern New England. I'd like to have the ability ...
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Is a fatter tire likely to get fewer flats

Everything else equal is a fatter tire likely to get fewer flats Actually misread another question Is a bigger wheel likely to get fewer flats? So I am posting this question to match my answer
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Choosing new tires: can't find my size on schwalbe site

My bicycle is Merida Crossway MD-40. I Measured the tires and got the following numbers: 701mm x 41mm. Or 27,42 In x 1,6 In. I wanted to buy one of Schwalbe tires for it. But to my surprise my size ...
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Why do I keep getting flats?

I only bike for pleasure and sometimes to get around. I know very little about bikes. A few months ago I got a B'Twin mountain bike. Where I live now I do not feel safe biking in the city so I only ...
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Mystery flat keeps happening 3-5 times a week. Do I weigh too much for my tires?

This is a little embarrassing, so I hope no one makes fun of me lol ... But I am a big girl. I always have been. Very big frame, big shoulders, big head, hands and feet. My whole life I've been ...
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New puncture resistant tires punctured after 2 min ride

So, because I do ultra-light touring I bought new puncture resistant tires for my road bike (Continental Grand Prix 4-Season, 28c), I installed them and after two minutes I had a puncture. First I ...
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Semi-slick 29x2.4 (or larger) tires

I have a set of Velocity Dually 29” wheels. The interior rim width is 39mm. I currently have Surly Knard tires but get a lot of buzz when riding on pavement. Ideally, I'd like a set of tires that run ...
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Need I mount my wheel flush to the top of my fork ends?

Using 28c tires with a recently purchased carbon fork, I found I had only ~1mm of tire clearance from the top of the brake caliper. However, if I mount my wheel slightly lower in my fork ends so that ...
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Inner tube blows up due to rim holes

I've decided to cycle to work and got myself a new bike. When the bike arrived I inflated the tyres to 80psi (20 below recommended) using a track pump. Instantly the inner tube blew up. I thought the ...
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Tires shedding black threads

Around the rim of my Bontrager tires, which are about 6 months old, there are small thin rubber thread-like fibers coming off. The brakes do not rub. I ride a Trek 7100 on asphalt roads, with several ...
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How to understand tyre sizes? [duplicate]

I'm a cycling beginner and am trying to purchase spare inner tubes from amazon. The tube sizes are usually given as: 20-622 - 25-630 27x3/4 - 27x1.00 700x20c - 700x25c How should I understand these?...