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

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Front tire & downtube clearance - extremely dangerous?

I recently moved cities and met someone to buy a used "vintage" bike from them. While test riding at a slow speed I gradually applied the brakes. The front brake seemed to jump from light ...
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Why is my wheel going out of true after I mount and inflate the tire?

I’m wrapping up my very first wheel build (rear wheel), and I noticed that the wheel is going out of true after I installed the tire. Before installing the tire, I had the wheel trued pretty well (...
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27.5“ x 3.0” tires? [closed]

Last year, I acquired an SE-Bikes Maniacc Flyer 27.5"+. I live in Europe and now I have to replace one of the tires, the bike came with: Vee Tire Co. x SE Racing Speedster, 27.5" x 3.0" ...
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First time to install Clincher Tire to Rim

I am a beginner here. I am installing for the first time my own tire and want to make sure I have a basic issue down. I have a new set of Fulcrum carbon clincher wheels. Basic question here....I do ...
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Trying to figure out which tires/tubes I can use

I have a road bike tire with the following markings: 50-559 26x1.95 K935-001 I weigh about 200lbs and will probably carry a pannier holding 40lbs. Some research said that my tire should inflate to ...
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I'm wanting to know what the thinnest tires i can put on my gravel bike are [duplicate]

I'm looking to buy thinner tires for my gravel bike my bike has Weinmann U28 TL rims and right now has 700*40mm tires do I need to buy new rims to put 30mm tires in. On Weinmann's website, they say ...
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Can I ride on the beach with 32c tires?

I have a hybrid bike (Merida Speeder 200) with 700x32c tires. I've been using it on the road with great pleasure, but given the corona situation it's becoming quite crowded on the (nice) roads. ...
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Changing 700c x 28mm wheel/tire to 650c?

I'm new to the biking community, I was wondering if I would be able to change my wheel/tire from 700c to 650c since I am short. How would I go about it, any recommendations for wheel/tires? I have a ...
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Tire not sitting properly after changing spokes

I've changed many a tire, but never seen this issue. It's not sat properly and is bumping against the fork (seems radially misaligned). Pretty sure the inner tube isn't pinched between tire and rim so ...
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Changing rims from 29 inch to 27.5 inch, V-brake problem

I own an old MTB bike, it's beaten up and I'm planning to restore it. Everything is already done, groupset, crankset, the fork, etc. The MTB itself is a 29 inch frame and since I want to give this ...
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What inner tube should I buy for 47 tire size, 650bx47c tires?

I'm pretty new on this and want to buy a spare inner tube. These are my specifications of the tires: Tire Size 47 Tires Maxxis DTR-1, 650b x 47c Wheel Size 27.5 Presta valve When I'm browsing, I see ...
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In clincher tyres, are folding tyres easier to put on and remove than the tyres with wire bead?

In clincher tyres, are folding tyres easier to put on and remove than the tyres with wire bead? I was trying to swicth from decathlon resist+ tyres to Specialized Allsport and found it really really ...
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What is making my tire squeak without riding it?

I have a Skullbone (HBB) bike. I aired up my tires and now it’s making this squeaking noise when I turn the wheel right to left (not when riding it). I’ve never had this problem before. I aired the ...
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Getting a tire off the rim - 37-622

Ive tried everything and can’t seem to get the tire off the rim. I’ve double checked the bead and it’s loose. I pushed the beads into the centre. I’ve tried warming up the tire. It almost seems the ...
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How urgently do I need to replace my tire?

When I came home today from by bike ride I found my tire like this: I understand that I'll need to change my tire. My question is how urgent is this? Can I just keep using the tire until it stops ...
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Pirelli Cinturato Velo on DT Swiss R500

Has anyone used Pirelli Cinturato velo tubeless setup on DT Swiss R500 rims (I'm thinking the 35C version)? Or maybe other DT rims with similar profile, and if so, how does it work? I'm a little ...
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Tyre exploded while riding

I was riding my bike today and it suddenly exploded. I have attached a picture. The tube was not over inflated and I haven't been riding on rough surfaces. What happened? Was the tube or tyre faulty? ...
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How to mount wire bead tyres without damaging them?

I have a Schwalbe Marathon Plus 700x25 tyre which is very difficult to mount on my rim. The rubber has almost no flexibility. The wire make the tyre directly goes either outside the rim, or inside the ...
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Does 50-622 Schwalbe Marathon plus winter fit my bike? [duplicate]

So my bike original tires are 47-622 and I'm wondering does 50-622 Schwalbe Marathon plus winter fit my bike? My bike: https://whitebikes.com/ax-290-ff-20/b/2461/
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Changing road bike tyre from 28mm to 32 or 35mm [duplicate]

I have a Triban RC500 bike. Apparently it's wheels can take wider tyres. A lot of internet info suggests that this is a good thing to do for comfort and perhaps for better rolling resistance too? My ...
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Put larger tires on my road bike rims [duplicate]

My rim size is 622-20 and my current tire is 622-30 Can I fit a 622-35 or a 622-40 tire on my rim? My forks are wide.
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Can I fit 27.5 or 29 tires on 700c rims?

Id like to go with wider tires, but there is not tires 2.0 inch that is made for 700c rims. So is there any alternative to that?
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What size of tyres can I use on my BTwin Original 5? [duplicate]

I own a hybrid, BTwin Orginal 5 which is almost 5 years old. Lately I've been doing a lot of road cycling. This bike comes with 700x42c ISO 44-622 size tyres which weigh in around a kg per pop. I wish ...
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I have slipped off my bike 3x in the last 2 months - will changing tyres help?

Recently picked up a used Boardman Hybrid Team and it's my first bike after several years on boris bikes in London. I was doing great in the summer but recently have slipped/skidded 3 times in last 6 ...
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Why have MTB tyres with strong front / back design disappeared?

Back a few years ago was easy to find tyres with a particular design based on their position, back or front, see this sample image fron a pair of Nokian Boazobeana: Riding with those was pretty nice, ...
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I have a Dahon Mariner, can I replace 20x1.6" tyre with 20x1.79? [duplicate]

I have a Dahon Mariner Bike. Can I replace a 20 x 1.6" back tyre with a 20 x 1.79" tyre as I can't get hold of a 1.6?
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Advisable to switch from 38 mm tires to 28 mm?

I have a urban/hybrid bike ( Riverside 500 that came with 38mm tires that I don't really have complaints with except some visible cracking since a year or so (which hasn't impacted feel, air retension ...
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Stuck nut on bike axle?

I've got a bike. There is a stuck nut on the axle, and when I try twisting it.. well.. the axle turns too (obviously.). I'm trying to get it off, but it won't come off. My grandfather has a vast ...
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How seriously should I take Fulcrum Racing 6DB tubeless tire compatibility warning?

I recently purchased a bike with Fulcrum Racing 6DB wheels and Kenda Flintridge tires. They came tubed, and I'd like to convert them to tubeless. However, in a manual on their site, Fulcrum list that ...
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Bits “peeling off” schrader valve?

I've got a bike that hadn't been used in a while until a couple weeks ago, it was in a place where it gets direct sunlight (I'm trying to fix that) and as a result some things like the seat have ...
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How to tell if 700mm tires fit 29" rims? [duplicate]

My MTB has 29" x 2.25" tires on it now. I'm looking at these 700mm x 35mm tires to replace them. Will they fit a 29" rim?
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Should I replace the tyre or can I keep going?

I just noticed a small tear in my Continental GP 4000s. It does not bulge out from the side. The tyre have been on for some years now but dont have more than 1000km on them. I am worried though if I ...
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Should I replace my 10000km Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour with a 2000km Schwalbe Marathon Winter Plus?

Background I have one Schwalbe Marathin Winter Plus tire that is in good condition (used for 2000km, 10 months old). Below the winter tire with spikes removed. On the bicycle at present is a ...
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Will 27 x 1 1/4” tires be too wide for an old bike that came with 27 x 1 1/8” tires?

I am restoring an 1970s Schwinn bicycle. I bought a new wheel set but I have the old ones with tires for reference. It originally came with 27 x 1 1/8 tires and I’m wondering if 27 1 1/4 tires will be ...
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Will 40-635 tyres fit on a 21-622 rim?

I'm from a place where finding a standardized size for tyres bigger than 26 inches is mostly a hassle, to say the least.. But sadly (or not) I have a bike that I've been riding for a while now and ...
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Is cyclocross tire (CX) taller than normal road bike's?

According to the specialized website, the 54cm crux 2021 comes with 700x33c cx tires. https://www.specialized.com/us/en/s-works-crux/p/171342?color=271648-171342&searchText=91420-0046 And, its bb ...
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Cannondale CAAD 9 with gravel tires [duplicate]

is it possible to fit gravel tires for Cannondale CAAD 9? If yes then can you please suggest some good ones. The bike looks very similar to the one in the picture. Thank you in advance.
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Oversized tyres and teaching my son to measure!

So my son has been trying to customize his bike and seems to have never heard of a tape measure!! I need some help to get him on the road! He has purchased 2 oversized tyres with a size 26 x 2.50. The ...
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E-bike tyres on normal bike

I am shopping for tyres for my normal MTB. As I am mostly riding city, some gravel and light offroad I wanted something with good speed on road and some traction offroad. I found Schwalbe E-bike tyres ...
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Is it more difficult to mount non-tubeless tires on tubeless-ready rims than non-tubeless-ready rims?

In the summer I bought an e-road-bike that has tubeless-ready rims. I wanted to change the tires to better ones, so I bought a pair of Continental GP 5000 (non-tubeless) 28mm tires, and installed them ...
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Tire compatibility [duplicate]

My bike has a 19.5 inch frameset (49 cm) and rolls on a pair of 26 x 1.75 BTWIN Trekking tires. I want to go for thinner tires and I came across a set of 27.5 x 1.2 tires on the Decathlon webpage . I ...
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How much energy is lost with a gravel tire compared with a road tire?

I understand that around 20% of the energy while cycling is lost by the deformation of the wheels. I also understand that in smooth and dry roads people use plain tires (no tread pattern) as these ...
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Can Presta valves suddenly lose pressure?

I was doing my usual 15 mile round, about mile or two to go, when suddenly I realised my front tyre had gone flat. It has heavy duty, mountain bike style, valves. I haven't been able to find a ...
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Question about 700 x 33c bike tire [duplicate]

I currently own Schwinn Millsaps Road Bike 14 speeds cyclocross. I ride my bike mostly on pavement. I want to replace the current 700 x 33c bike tires with Diamondback Interval Road 700X32 Tire ...
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What causes this tire “hair” wear

There are spots on my rear tire that have developed rubber hairs, almost like the edge of the tire is shredding and the structural integrity is starting to go. You can also notice in the pic a ...
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Tread wear on kids bike

My girls have the exact same Nishiki mountain bikes. The purple one is actually a year newer but has significantly worse tread wear. Any idea why?
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How do I change the rear tire on old Raleigh “Tourist” 3-speed

Never changed the rear tire on this bike. How and what is loosened to remove the rear wheel so the tire can be changed?
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should i replace the tires/tubes to sell vintage bicycle?

new to this site. I have a vintage GT Pro Performer from my youth, all original and am considering selling it. The tires are original but would fall apart if someone tried to ride it. Is it worth ...
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Replace my 28 x 1-5/8 x 1-3/8 tires with beefier ones for flat gravel trails

This is my first post! My wife has a great old aluminum hybrid bike that works very well on paved roads. We are now doing more backcountry flat gravel trails and I don't want to replace the entire ...
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What tyres would be better suited? 32c or 35c

I'm from, Kolkata, India, and the place isn't best known for its roads, at least. Thinking of getting a new bike.. But I happen to be someone who's got absolutely no knowledge about any, and I'm even ...

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