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Chances are it's not too long, it just appears that way because it's deflated. You just need to put some air in it, put one or two pumps in the tube, just enough to mostly inflate it, but not enough to stretch the rubber (over-inflating it will also make it look too long), then set the tube in your tire, it should be fine. You may need to let the air back ...
That does not look like a 28 decimal That is a 28 fraction and that is not a 700 (622) Sheldon Tire Sizing
I assume you actually want to run tubeless, since you mention sealant. It may depend on which rim you have. Actual Tubless or tubeless-ready? An example of tubeless-ready rims are the popular line of Stan's rims. They have a special design they call socket-beat tech, which will grip a non-UST tyre better than a standard rim, to resist burping etc. I ...
Let's start at the outside and work our way inwards. Most tyres don't care which way they rotate, although as others have said it may be beneficial to keep it going the same way for its lifetime. It might be slightly better for the fatigue-life of the spoke holes in the rim, the nipples, the hub flanges and the spokes if they are always put through the ...
I use 23mm and 21mm tyres on my Mavic Reflex rims. It's fine.
I would generally default to the drive direction indicated on the side wall of the tire. I know folks that run tires opposite of that recommendation for specific reasons (traction gains at the cost of rolling resistance), but generally, the manufacturer knows what they are doing when they put that arrow on the sidewall.
You must replace it. This tire is shot. I'm curious as to the brand/model of rims as well as the bike itself. Also, what surfaces are you riding on/
Definitely replace it. At this stage, with the rubber delaminating from the case, it could come apart at any time. It's dangerous to use. Near the bottom of the picture there are some bare threads. It is at that point the tire should have been replaced and perhaps only used in an emergency. PS I see from the picture that the rim is quite worn. It's not ...
I have/do carry an Lezyne Allow Drive pump. I have spent a lot of time pumping fat tires in really cold temperatures and although it's not as quick, it's compact and packs well. That Lezyne floor version doesn't look too bad, but it is still a bit big to pack for my tastes. It looks like they have a specific HV hand pump out that is designed like their ...
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