Questions tagged [tire]

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

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Legal requirement for tire tread pattern in Germany

I heard a rumor that there is a legal requirement for bicycles in Germany to have treaded tires. I found this quite surprising and took a look at the regulations: StVZO §36 (3) requires treaded tires ...
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What's the point of tyre boots?

The title is a little provocative, but how often are they actually useful? Only once in 4 tyre failures would a boot have helped, when I nicked the sidewall on a cattle grid with a rough weld, making ...
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If smooth tires provide the best grip, what exactly are mountain bike tires good for?

The answers to this question strongly advocate for smooth tires or maybe tires with just a very shallow profile. What are mountain bike tires with deep profile good for, do they have their own ...
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Does there exist a gravel bike that can accommodate 29″×2.25″ ribbed (and studded) tyres?

The title line says it all. Just by looking at the pictures of the forks used for gravel bikes, and before reading the specs, it's evident that a 2.25″ won't fit. Is the term "gravel" today ...
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Is there any relation between tyre pressures and quality of the tyre?

I'm looking to renew one of the tyre on my MTB as it's on a dying stage. I see some tyres those have 40 PSI tyre pressure level and some have 60 PSI. They are both 26x2.00 so it can't be about width. ...
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Can I run non-tubeless tyres as tubeless?

If the normal (non-tubeless) tyre holds air and sits firmly on the bead, are there any problems with running without a tube? This particular setup is with a Continental GP5000 (tube tyre model) and a ...
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Can I put wider tires on my bike or does that depend on the size of the frame? [duplicate]

My 2005 Trek 4300 currently has 26x1.95 tires on it. I was wondering if I could put wider tires on my bike. I don't want to spend money on the tires if they're not going to fit on my bike. This might ...
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Are solid/tubeless tires worth using in Thorny areas?

I picked up riding over the summer as a way to save on gas and get into shape. The trouble is that I live in a somewhat rural area with woefully maintained roads/sidewalks and everywhere is lousy with ...
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Vittoria Corsa Tyre impossible to mount on LightBicycle Rim

After much incredibly fruitless painstaking efforts to mount the tyre, I am ready to try anything. My rims are LightBicycle Falcon Wheelset AR56 Road/CX RR56C03. (rim brakes) External Rim Width: 28mm ...
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Do I need to replace the tire or just the innertube? And tire size question

I just got into cycling and I got a puncture yesterday. Regarding the puncture, I found 3 small shards of glass going through the tire and into the inner tube, now that I've removed them do I still ...
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What type of tire can I use for sidewalk and curb riding where quite often there are raised pavements

I have been experimenting with tire sizes to determine what is the best tire to use for pavement and sidewalk riding while still have as much speed and comfort as possible. I understand that there ...
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Am i getting the correct tire and inner tube? [duplicate]

So I have a Raleigh bike and I have to change the back tire and inner tube but don't know which one too choose I did write the number listed in the bike tire and a few options showed up when I ...
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Confirming: Bike tyres do not have date of manufacture stamped

Car tire/tyre manufacturers stamp the date of manufacture on the tyre. The idea is apparently that the rubber starts to deteriorate from that date, regardless of whether it has been installed. After a ...
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Road tyres and tubes for a mountain bike

A few years ago, I was given a very cheap dual-suspension 18 speed disc-braked mountain bike. Neither the giver nor I were very knowlegeable about bikes. I use it primarily for riding on the road, ...
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What conditions are studless winter tires good in?

We're coming up on the time of year when the roads freeze overnight and thaw for the day, and studded tires are irritatingly loud on bare pavement. Because of this I'm thinking of getting the studless,...
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Tire size on rim

I have bought both my girls bikes at walmart. Both bikes have tires that are bigger than the rims, but the size printed is the right size. One is a 16" bike and the other is a 18". It's just ...
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Cannot put a tire whatever I do

I cannot put a replacement tire on my rear wheel, whatever I do, have spent half a day on this. It just should not be so extremely difficult, I have tools and it is not the first tire I am replacing ...
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Used tubeless ready tires leaking air (that were used previously with tubes)

I recently purchased a pair of new wheels and decided to mount on them a pair tubeless ready tires that I had in my stock — the tires are one year old but barely used (about 100km when I bought them, ...
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Trainer damaging rear tyre

I've being using a trainer for a couple of weeks, and apparently it's damaging my tyre: As you can see the tyre is "polished", and on top of that I'm seeing small rubber pieces on the floor....
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Replacing inner tubes & tires - tube seems too large for tire

I inherited an older road bike from my sister that I wanted to fix up for my daughter. The tires and inner tubes needed to be replaced. The existing inner tubes were old and faded, but I could read a ...
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How do you deflate a tire with a presta valve

I can't deflate my tire which has a presta valve so that I can put a new tube on the tire. I made this video so that you can see what I'm doing. Does anyone know what I am doing wrong?
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Tubeless Ready Tyres + Rim Strips?

Are Rim Strip loops eg. Schwalbe High Pressure Tape Singles compatible with tubeless ready tyres and are there any caveats or tricks? I installed some strips that were 1mm narrower than what my wheel ...
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Bike roller is causing deformed tyre?

I got a roller of the weekend (to be specific a Tacx Antares). After ridding it for less then 20 minutes my back tire looks like this. In other words there a lots of bulges. I tried deflating the tire ...
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Cant find 1.90 inch tyres [duplicate]

I've bought a second hand bike recently but the back tyre is bald but I can't find the correct size tyre for the back wheel, I've tried everywhere, so my question is: Can I fit a 1.95 in tyre on my 1....
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Considering modern bicycle trends (2021), why are presta valves still the dominant design?

The usual trope justifying the use of Presta valves over Schrader valves is no longer logical (in my opinion at least) because of changes in wheel, rim, and tire systems. Let me exemplify by refuting ...
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What tire and air chamber should I buy for 650x35B - 26x1 1/2?

I got an old bike an the tires are all crumbling so I need to change them. I'm new to changing tires but I know I need to look for the model that on the current tires it is "650x35B - 26x1 1/2&...
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Tire went flat when not in use for one day

I rode my bike 2 days in a row, left it home the next day and the rear tire went flat by that evening. I inflated it last night to check for leaks or punctures but it's still inflated, I always check ...
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folding bikes 20" vs 16" wheels

I'm trying to decide between 16 and 20 inch folding bike. any general recommendations, or is it mostly up to preference? I'm leaning towards 20" at the moment, seems like the best compromise in ...
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Tubeless tyres questions

I purchased a bike which I believe to have tubeless tyres and I had a few basic questions: How do I know when to replace sealant? Can I use a normal track pump to pump them up? I don't really ...
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How to stop air leaking out rims without sealant [closed]

How to stop air leaking out rims without sealant
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Skidding on Rear Tire in wet weather

When in wet conditions and usually going downhill on my (Road Bike with 25c tires) but even at a shallow downhill, when I am braking my rear wheel starts to slide, I am applying both my brakes but it ...
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What size tires/tubes for a Giant cypress dx 6016?

Anyone know what size tubes and tires to get for a Women's 15in Giant cypress dx 6016? The bike is older, I'm guessing 2006-2008 but I'm not positive.
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Tire sidewalls if its still okay to ride or not

Do you think that its still ok to ride the bike (looking at the tire sidewall). Also what are the possible reason why does that happen?
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Minimize puncture risk during race. Should I change the tyres?

I used these tyres for one year/ about 5000 km. They look fine/ok (not very worn), BUT, I got a first puncture two weeks ago. While looking at the tyre I noticed it has some cracks here and there, as ...
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How wide of a gravel tire can I use on a ETRTO 622x16 ALEX rim? [duplicate]

I've got an older cyclecross bike that I ride on loose gravel/sand roads. It has ALEX rims, marked ETRTO 622x16. It has 700x30 Kenda tires on it now. Will a 700x32 or 700x35 tire work on the rim? I'm ...
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Tear in sidewall on puncture protection belt - does it need to be fixed?

I'm having a Giant Roam bike with WTB Resolute SG2 tires (with bead-to-bead puncture protection belt) running tubes and after an harsh gravel/mountain-ish ride I noticed a small tear on the sidewall ...
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57-622 tyre confusion

I currently have Smart Sam Active Line K-Guard 29" tyres on my bike with a profile of 57-622. I'm trying to source replacements, ideally ones with less rolling resistance. I have found these but ...
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Measurements needed to determine correct tire

found an orphaned rear wheel (bare rim) in my garage. There are zero markings on the metal rim to indicate the tire / tube I should install. So, what are the key measurements I can use to identify the ...
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where to buy the locking pins called t-bolts for installing solid airless bike tires? [closed]

The solid airless bike tires come with predrilled holes to insert locking pins [t-bolts] so the tire will stick to the rim of the wheel. Good quality manufactures sell their tires with these plastic ...
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Are orange striped tires available anywhere for 700x32 hybrid? [closed]

I've been trying to find an orange striped or orange tire that is 700x32 for my hybrid bike to no avail. Is there such an animal or am I SOL?
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What is the inflatable thing inside a tyre called, and which one should I buy for a 42-622 tyre?

I was given a 2nd-hand bicycle but it has a faulty front tyre. I don't know a lot about bicycles and would like to get help with choosing the right (inflatable thing inside tyre). The tyre is 42-622 ...
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Replacing 700x32c with 700x35c - does it matter? [duplicate]

I need to replace the front tyre and tube on my Ridgeback Motion commuter bike. I accidently asked my helpful shopper to get me 700x35c when what I'm replacing is 700x32c. Does it matter? Will this ...
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Tyre won't deflate completely/starts inflating itsself at a certain point

I noticed a flat tyre on my bike this morning and wanted to change/patch the tube. But now the following problem arised: I don't seem to be able to completely deflate the tyre, after it hits a ...
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Fitting a new tyre and cassette

Hello I recently had one of the cogs on my cassette snap due to lack of care on my side obviously (the smallest one). This occurred due to my chain skipping and putting an unfortunate amount of force ...
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Tire and size recommendation [duplicate]

I'm resurrecting my 1995 Mongoose IBOC Zero G bike after several years in storage. I need to replace the tires and tubes. I will be riding almost exclusively on paved or groomed trails so I don't ...
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Does the safe pressure of tubeless tire change with a tube?

I have a brand new Goodyear Vector 700x28c Tubeless Complete tire and the max PSI written on the sidewall is 85 but the non-tubeless 28c version is 110 PSI. My question is can I pump my tubeless tire ...
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Pirelli tires (mixing 700X23c and 70025c)

A bike shop (whom I trust) replaced my tires with new 700X25c Pirelli P Zero Zello 4S front and rear, the rear tire did not clear the fork/frame for some reason, they switched the rear 700X25c with ...
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Can I use 2.3-2.6 tubeless tires for 2.1 rim [duplicate]

I have recently bought a MTB and it came with 27.5 x 2.1 wheels. The first thing I wanted to upgrade was to go tubeless but can’t find any tubeless tires for 2.1 tires. I wanted to know if it is ...
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What could cause tyre split like this?

I had a shop convert my Avanti mtb to an ebike. The tyres were replaced (from knobbly to road) as part of the job. I’ve ridden it maybe 5 hours tops for a 3 commutes and a tame off-road ride locally. ...
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Tyre Resizing for montra trance pro [duplicate]

Thanks in advance for the replies. I own a montra trance pro hybrid cycle. The current tyre size is 700 X 35 c. Can someone suggest if I can put slimmer tyres and if yes what size can I put? Regards ...

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