Questions tagged [tire]

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

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Does tire need immediate replacement?

I have received a hand-down bike from a friend that had a punctured inner tube which I have since patched, however during my fix I noticed that the tyre is not in the best condition when looking at ...
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Tubeless tyre punctured on the ride

I have a question, what is the best method to fix my tubeless road tyre if I have a puncture while on a trip? I am searching for a fast method just to get home and fix it later.
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Bike Tire Spikes Role [duplicate]

I was investigating some weird noise when riding the bike and I realized the sound is made by some small elastic spikes on the tires hitting the chainstays. Do these spike have a role or they are just ...
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If I mount a standard (tube needed) tire on a tubeless compatible rim will it be easier to remove when I get a flat?

I'm running a tube in my tubeless compatible WTB rim and WTB Byway tire and am finding it nearly impossible to break the seal when I've gotten flats. If I get standard (non- tubeless compatible?) ...
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Tires not holding air at high pressure

I ride a Trek road bike with 25c tires. The recommended pressure on the tire is 100-130 psi. Before I ride I inflate the tires to close to the max pressure no problem and my pump works fine. But ...
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Mtb tires on road rim

I got a mountainbike from wich the back wheel completely bent. I can't fix it with a spoke wrench. The tire is a v-brake tire and I had a spare v-brake rim laying in my shed only problem is that it ...
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tire sizes do not match correctly

I have a tire size of 40-622 and 700X38: But when I look at the table I see that it does not match: 40-622 28 x 1-5/8 x 1-3/4 700 x 40C 28 x 1½ x 1,75 1995 Find tires 38-622 28 x 1-5/8 x 1½ ...
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Help identify mystery part?

This piece came with a CCM tire pump and I have no idea what it is or what it’s for. Can anyone tell me? Thanks.
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How does front projection affect stability?

So I was reading this article called Stability of a Bicycle by David E. H. Jones and in it he talked about how front projection affects the stability of a bicycle with a negative front projection ...
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Can i fit this type of tire [duplicate]

Am I able to fit 20x2.4 tires on my 20x2.175 Bmx rim? I dont know if im able to fit that type of tire beacause I want street tires
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Can I fit 28mm tires on this bike?

It’s a Jamis Ventura Comp : https://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeSpecs.aspx?item=23765 Thanks!
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Install tire on wheel

I bought a new wheel (Mach1 560, https://www.santafixie.com/en/mach1-560-rear-wheel-black.html) and a new tire (Michelin, 700cx35) without any default (no veiled). The point is I have problem to put ...
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Rear 700C tire on hybrid bike flat/deflating seemingly at random

I have a hybrid bike and I am having a very strange problem with deflating tires. My bike has 700C 35/43 tubes I have changed 3 tubes in the last 2 weeks because something very strange is happening. ...
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Problems changing tubed flat on tubeless compatible rims

I love my new gravel bike (Jamis Renegade Expat) (I do club rides and touring), but its tubeless compatible rims (WTB UST Tubeless) make it impossible for me to change a flat roadside by myself, which ...
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Mismatched rims, and tires that may be too wide?

I am currently most of the way through a 1x10 conversion of an old (early 90s) mountain bike. As part of the process, I had to replace the rear hub, and the only one I could find locally came ...
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Changing tyre size [duplicate]

A very basic question, sorry! I have a Giant hybrid bike, that currently has 700x38 tyres on 622x29 rims. I need to replace the tyres, as they are getting old and was wondering if I could change the ...
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Blowout on rear rim

Today while riding, my rear brakes locked up. While investigating, the rear tire blew up causing part of the rim on one side to split off. The tech at the shop said the brakes had worn through the rim....
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1.875" bicycle rim width

Last year I bought a used wheel set on marketplace from a guy that rides off-road/trail. He said they were strong and since I intended to put an electric motor w/assist on the bike I figured it couldn'...
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Trainer tire selection (hybrid bike)

I've been lurking for a couple months, but this is my first post and I still have a lot to learn. Background I inherited an old hybrid bike (Raleigh Dash EX) and an old stationary trainer, and I would ...
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Help to find the right tyre for my Scott ebike

I bought a bike just over a year ago and towards December I went into my local Halfords looking to replace my tyres and was told that my wheel size (he checked on the tyre that is currently fitted ...
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When is it time to replace my trainer tire

My trainer tire has cracks running along the length of the tire. They cracks seem to go in pretty deep, but don't go all the way around the tire. However it still has quite a bit of rubber on it and ...
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Why are non-folding tyres still manufactured?

Folding tyres are easier to mount and store. They are also a gram lighter. Why are non-folding tyres still manufactured? Why folding and non-folding tyres of the same model differ in price more than a ...
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Recommendations for 'upgrading' gravel bike with road tires?

EDIT: Several people have commented that I shouldn't ask for shopping recommendations -- fair enough, but really all I want is a more general discussion of the topic: whether it's a reasonable goal ...
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Schwalbe Marathon Plus vs Continental Gator Hardshell [closed]

Schwalbe Marathon Plus and Continental Gatorskin are two of the most established and most-discussed lines of tyres on this site (171 results and 90 results respectively if you search "Marathon ...
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Do tyre savers made of a chain catch debris as effectively as tyre savers made of a wire? Are they practical?

I get a lot of slow punctures in my rear wheel (I think mainly from glass), so have been looking into installing a cheap tyre saver there. They are meant to catch the debris before it gets pushed into ...
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What type of tyre is is the most shock absorbing, between MTB or Hybrid)

I want to setup my bike to the most shock-absorbing configuration possible. Rear and front suspensions are set to "soft", will look for a shock absorbing saddle, but how about tires? My bike ...
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First Hand Ride Comparison Vittoria Corsa G2.0 vs. Continental Grand Prix 5000 Clinchers 700X28 [closed]

I currently ride Continental Grand Prix 5000 clincher tires (i.e. inner tube and not tubular) and felt a noticeable improvement in ride quality between that and my previous Bontrager R3s. I am curious ...
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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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