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

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Are there published figures on aero loss to tyre tread?

I was working on my hardtail yesterday, and found myself spinning the back wheel on the stand while indexing the gears. I noticed quite a lot of airflow, which was obviously from the the knobbly ...
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Warped MTB Tyres

I recently bought a used Canyon Spectral, which came with Maxxis minion and highroller 27.5 x 2.3 TR tyres. Both tyres appear to be warped. The rims are fine and I’ve tried installing with several ...
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How often should I replace my tires on my mountain bike?

I ride a Canondale mountain bike that I bought 20 years ago now. It is in mint condition becuase after every muddy ride I clean it up. There have been periods of time, years, when my bike simply ...
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Cracking on rear tyre only (Specialized Armadillo Hemisphere)

I use a mountain bike with Specialized Armadillo Hemisphere trekking tyres for regular commuting, and recently noticed cracking around the tread features on the rear tyres (see photo); the front tyres ...
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ghetto lowrider beach cruiser bicycle

I was given this bicycle, and it has a 20 inch back tire and a 29 inch front tire. Does the difference in size effect how it rides when pedaling? Would it be more efficient to have a bigger tire on ...
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Can I fit a 27,5x2.40 tyre on a 584x25 rim?

So I bought a 27.5x2.40 new tyre for my dt swiss rim 584x25. My past tyre was a 27.5x2.50 and i though I could go 0.1 inch shorter will it fit or not really? My ne tyre I ordered are some michelin ...
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Is bike tyre pressure info deliberately hard to read?

Inflation pressures for tubes are typically written on the side wall of tyres. I tend to use my tyres till they are very worn and tube starts to bulge through a tiny bit. Most of the time I spot this ...
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26x2.10/2.25 inner tube in 26x1.95 tire

I replaced the tires on my MTB. The new tires have dimension 26x1.95. The markings on the inner tubes (which I am re-using) says 26x2.10/2.25. It seems like it did fit just well, but am I running at ...
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Technique for Riding a Hybrid Bike on Trails and Switching to Knobbed Tires?

I've been riding a hybrid bike on some intermediate mountain bike trails(at least according to MTB project), and it's been really fun. While I'm not able to "send it" as hard as some of the ...
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Is rolling resistance that significant?

How significant is rolling resistance? I switched the tires on my bike back in March and ever since then, I've noticed that I've lost about 2 mph (3 km/h) on average. I just feel slow and notice that ...
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Can I use a vulcanized patch on the inside of a tire?

I recently pinched a new tire (second ride) including the casing on one side - it's maybe 3mm long a few mm above the bead. This is a set of MTB tires I intend to run at 30psi max with a tubeless ...
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Tire Size Question

My bicycle rims are 26", my tires are 26x2.00. I am having hard time finding 2.00" cheap tires for a mountain bike. Can I change tires to a 2.10 which, seems to offered a lot on certain ...
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How long does it take to add 2 oz sealant through valve?

I'm new to tubeless tires. I have a road bike with 700/26 tires. I am refreshing the sealant in my tires. I removed the valve core no problem. I am using a syringe and loaded it up with 2 oz. of ...
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New inner tubes start deflating shortly after installation

I've already seen it happen at least 4 times in my back tyre and once in the front one. After installation of the new tube, after some time of cycling (days) the tube will start deflating. Most of the ...
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What tube should i use for my new bicycle with the 27'' tire?

i have bought a new bicycle recently, i have noticed that it's tire size is not traditional and i can't find anywhere tube with appropriate size (27 inch), can i use tube which fit with 27.5 inch tire?...
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Double tyre for a turbo trainer

I was wondering about a way in which I can use a tyre system with a turbo trainer such that I can easily swap from turbo trainer to road without much work. The idea is to use the turbo trainer maybe ...
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How to interpret the rolling resistance results from bicyclesrollingresistance.com for tires with very different tread patterns?

Bicycle Rolling Resistance is one of the most reputed sources online for rating tires, but some results are still a bit counter-intuitive, especially when tires have knobs. I understand that the ...
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Why would solid rubber tubes be no good to some? [duplicate]

I've had solid rubber bike inner tubes for years. No problems. No flats in years. I had way too many of these because of the increase in trash on the roads these days.
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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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