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

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Bike repair put a 700-20 tire on my 700-25 road bike, should I replace it?

I had a flat tire in my rear wheel, so I took my road bike to the repair shop. They had to replace both the inner tube and the tire. After using it for 2-3 times. (mostly just going in to the gym or ...
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Confused about tire leakage, valve not attached

I’ve gotten a second hand mountain bicycle (felt brand), now the back tire is leaking air and is unusable. First, I thought that the tube was burst and would need replacing. But now I am just confused ...
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Are wider tires on a road bike a good idea?

I live in a city but also like to go into a cross-country areas as well. I've also noticed that there are rare models of road-bikes that offer an option to install wide tires: Oh, and you can fit a ...
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Can TPU 32mm inner tubes be used on 30mm labeled tires that measure to 34mm actual width?

I just bought some TPU Pirelli SmartTubes 700x23-32, and my road rims are 25.5mm inner width. My current Pirelli tubeless 30mm labelled tires measure out to 33-33.5mm actual width mounted and inflated....
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I can’t unscrew the rear tire dust cap and when I pump it not all the air from the pump goes in

It is a Kent Ambush FS20 bike. Blue. Pretty Old around 5-7 years old. From https://www.walmart.com/ip/Kent-Bicycles-20-Boy-s-Ambush-BMX-Child-Bike-Black-Blue/36877058
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The tire of my bicycle flattens within a week

I bought a used bicycle; it is all fine but one problem that I am having is that its front tire always flattens in about 5 or 7 days after I put air in it. I don't know what's causing this. Is there a ...
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My mountain bike has 26 x 2.35 tires on it and I am ordering new 26 x 2.125 tires

My mountain bike has 26 x 2.35 tires on it and I am ordering new 26 x 2.125 tires. Will these be okay to use? What issue might this cause? Or will the difference be negligible?
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Can I switch my bike from 28" tires to 26" tires if I am replacing everything?

I am completely stripping my hybrid 28" tire bike. I'm replacing the crank, the rims, and tires. I'm converting it to disc brakes and installing a 4-stroke motor. Am I going to run into problems?
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In the absence of mud and sand, does installing (rugged) 35mm tires on a road bike make it a gravel bike? [duplicate]

Can I buy a (105-based) road bike for a growing child, and when (from experience, after six months—sigh) it's too small for the child but just right for the parent, change its tires from 28mm to 35mm ...
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Tire psi showing low but feels full

I have a new bike and got a good digital gauge. The tires seem full but the gauge is only showing 6 psi and it should be 40. I don’t want to pop the tire by putting too much air in. Why would it show ...
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Can I put 28" tires on 27,5" wheel?

My bike has 27,5" wheels and the rear tire is due for replacement. Will a 28" tire stay on a 27,5 MTB wheel once inflated to 30+ PSI? This is not a tubeless tire, it has inner tube. Has ...
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Blown out tyre on pushchair not sitting correctly

I’m not sure if the correct terminology but I recently bought a pushchair from Facebook and the tyres were deflated slightly. My dad inflated them to the correct Psi and it looked great. Left ...
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Bike tires and rim size [duplicate]

I have a 26x2.4 mountain bike tire. I have an ancient Trek bike with a rim that had a 26x1.5 tire. The tire on the Trek is punctured and unusable. Can I use the mountain bike tire on the Trek?
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List of most common types of bicycle tyre flats (tube tire flat puncture)

What are the names for the most common ways to get a flat tyre on a bicycle? I'm very familiar with a "pinch flat", but I recently put too much pressure in a damaged tyre (whose steel braid ...
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valve stem caps on tubeless tires

On my road bicycle with tubed tires ridden only on paved roads, I never used the caps that covered the tube stems. Now that I have switched to road tubeless tires, do I need to use the caps to reduce ...
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Should a tyre survive multiple inner tube bursts?

One wheel of my bike got several burst inner tubes in a row. After trying a few things and taking the bike to the shop, my current theory is that the wheel tape wore out leaving a circular hole which ...
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Where can I buy a bicycle doormat (or better solution)?

At this time of year with melting snow there's no way to get from the road to my apartment without going thru multiple puddles and/or grass areas. So my tires are always wet and usually dirty when I ...
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Tyre recommendations for 20mm inner width

I decided to purchase some new tubeless ready rims which have 20mm inner rim width. I was wondering if anyone had any tyre recommendations that would be compatible with these rims? I intend on running ...
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Why does Tire Sealent have an Expired Date?

My Orange Seal order just dropped in and after a superficial inspection I realised that it has already expired (7/12/23). I checked my other bottles and they expired two years ago or so. What could be ...
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How can I determine the maximum tire width that my Shimano bike frame and fork can accommodate?

A wider tire width, ranging from 2.3 to 2.6 inches or more, offers better traction and floatation in loose conditions, helping to prevent the tires from sinking into the terrain. How can I determine ...
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Am I able to swap out my 20x2.35 bike tires with a 20x2.15 sized tire?

I am currently trying to replace my current bike tires with studded ones for winter but the closest ones I could find were only 2.15. Would it be a safe idea to use these ones?
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What are the drawbacks of having wider tires on endurance road bikes, as they may offer the same rolling resistance with lower pressure/more comfort?

It is often stated that wider (performance) tires offer less rolling resistance at the same pressure (or less pressure at the same rolling resistance, which is beneficial for comfort). The well known ...
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Can i put off-road tires on a road focused hybrid? [duplicate]

I have recently bough a Nishiki Comp race hybrid that's more road focused. I have been using MTBs my whole life so it's pretty weird. Is there any way to put off-road tires on it also, it has 28" ...
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Changing tyre on Diamondback mtb 29"

I want to change tyres. My worry is that I might get it wrong. I usually experience the inner tube coming out especially when I pump in air and ride it the tube comes out. The tyre dimensions are a ...
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Rear wheel deflating instantly after pumping

I have a mountain bike and recently the rear wheel has gone flat and every time i pump air into it up to 50 psi it deflates after a few minutes I also hear air coming out a certain part of the wheel ...
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When I press down on my presta valve cap when it is open why is no air coming out

I recently got my bike and it rides great. When I went to pump up the tubeless tires I realized that the presta valve cap isn’t letting air out when I press down on it when it is open. I looked on ...
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I put a 700 x 35c inner tube in my 700 x 38c tyre. Is my tyre in risk for a flat?

Even though i pumped in air , there is noticable noise and sponginess when the tyre rolls. Since its my daily commuter, i cant risk facing frequent flats too.
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Fixing a winter tire with poking studs using tube patches. Will it work?

My rear tire, a Schwalbe Marathon winter K-guard 120 studs, had some studs poking through the inner casing of the tire after approximately 1300km/1 winter season. It happened on two separate occasions ...
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Time for a new tyre?

On my ride yesterday the rubber on my tyre seemed to rip away revealing the second layer of the tyre. I was wondering whether this would still be safe to ride on. Maybe the tyre is less puncture-...
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Type Clincher Tire and Tube to mount on tlr rim

Just acquired a like new set of Paradigm tlr Wheels. They have s-works 2bliss mounted on them now. Using these wheels on a recumbent for pleasure riding. Thinking of using a clincher tire and Tube ...
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"Hooked rims only" tire on hookless rim?

After having ridden a few hundred kilometers on my MTB, I realized that I have mounted tires marked as Mount only on hooked rims... and the rims are hookless. Common sense tells me that the tires may ...
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Giant SLR1 Hookless Rims Issues

I recently purchased a Giant Propel Advanced Pro and the bike comes with Giant's new tubeless-ready SLR1 hookless rims with Cadex tyres. Since purchasing, I have had a few punctures and have decided ...
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Cube 150 downhill tyre size question

I currently run 27.5 x 2.3 snake skin schwalbe tubeless tyres, it had an inertube in ? Also can I use another width other than 2.3 ? If so how far can I go ?
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Tubless tyre set up leaking air

I am setting my bike up tubeless. I have been able to seat my tyre and can inflate to around 40psi, but air is leaking out the sides of the tyre quickly. How can I prevent this. Will they seal ...
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Dangers of exceeding tire width tolerance

I have an old mountainbike with a 2.1 inch tire fitted on it. My inner tubes are rated for 1.75" to 2.5". I went ahead and purchased a 1.75 inch Schwalbe Cruiser Plus. What are the ...
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Old tire blew out of the rim

I'm fixing an old bike I got out of a dumpster. The tubes needed replacing and the tires had cracks all over the surface (picture 3). Since tires are held together by a weave and not just rubber I ...
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Will my Tyre - Rim combination work

Will a 26 x 1.75 tyre fit a Exal ZX 19 rim? I'm changing the groupset as it has died - upgrade from a 7 speed Freewheel to a 9 speed Freehub. I need to change the wheel to make this work but don't ...
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Can I put a 27 × 1 3/8 tyre on a 700×28c wheel?

I want to use a 37×630 tyre on a 700×28c (28-622) rim. Will they fit and be safe to ride?
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different front and rear tires for bike packing

I plan to do a 1000 km bike packing/touring around West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. The route consist of 70% tarmac (transition between towns through jungle mountain pass) and 30% gravel (Smooth,chunky ...
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Can I change my 29x2.25 MTB tyres to a 29x2.35 tyre without changing anything else? [duplicate]

I am a large guy, nearly 2 metres (78 inches) tall and weigh about 160kg (350 pounds). I am aware that bikes are not really made with me in mind and that my best bet is to have new wheels custom built ...
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Is it generally safe to ride on with a puncture like this?

I had a puncture on my big ride yesterday that hurt my tire and even the carcass quite visually. In the end and due to lack of options to source a fitting tire on a Sunday in more remote Alpine ...
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Does low tire pressure affect safe, minimum tire clearance?

Will running a tire at the minimum recommended pressure increase the safe, minimum tire clearance? If I switch to the tire width I have in mind, I will have slightly more than 3mm of clearance. This ...
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Assuming fixed tire width, what features makes a tire more comfortable?

What features should I look for in 2" tires to maximize comfort on my Cannondale Adventure 1 with 27.5 wheels? I know that higher tpi/epi is considered softer. However, would a 67 tpi/epi ...
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Unable to inflate tire

In the picture, the valve stem seems loose and I am able to pull it. The air pump hose does not stay attached to the valve stem when I try to inflate it. In fact, pumping air seems very easy so air is ...
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rear derailleur stuck on first gear after changing rear tire

I am a cycling newbie. My bike has 18 speeds with two chainrings in front and nine in back. I just did my first rear tire replacement. Most of that went well, however when I took it out for a short ...
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Is there any reason to carry 700cx23-32mm inner tubes as spares for 25mm tires?

If I know that when I need a spare inner tube, I'll need a 700c x 25mm inner tube, what would be the point of buying 700c x 23-32mm inner tubes? Related Pros and cons of using 20-25mm inner tube in a ...
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What do these specs mean? I have a Cannondale Road Bike 700x23c

I've been trying to find the model of my bike but I can't even find the year. 700x23c 175 EPE 45% PU 55% T 430 700 23-622
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I need to replace my tyre on my hybrid - 27.5x1.95 on the current tyre but struggling to find this size Is there a range of sizes that might fit? [duplicate]

Complete novice here and not sure if the tyre has to be replaced like for like or if there is some wiggle room on the width (1.95) aspect?
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Leaking valve hole

I tried different valves with no luck and used gorilla tape for inner wheel so I don’t think it’s the valves and I’ve taped it making sure. I’ve covered all the holes. I am at my wits end with ...
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Tyre setup for gravel/commuter hybrid

I'm about to n+1 my bike collection and am aiming for a gravel bike, in a radonneur setup with fenders and fixed-mounted lights, as shown below. (Let's ignore stories about poor LBS support for the ...
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