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

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What Causes Tubeless Road Tires to Blister?

Road tubeless setup, and have been happy with it for several years. In the past year I have had a couple of my tires blister either on the centerline of the tread or just slightly off it. In one case ...
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Water in (tubed MTB) tyres for weeks after a riding through a ford - is it a problem?

I changed my MTB tyres yesterday for today's ride (lots of road and gravel, not much tricky stuff, and very dry, so I wanted the faster ones). That bike with the other tyres had last been ridden ...
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Searching a new city tyre for Two old bikes, one has 26x1,90 tyre on it and another has 37-622(28x1 3/8x1 5/8)

I have two old bikes. Without changing their rims, I want to make them city bikes which I will use for going to work. I prefer thin tires as much as possible. Could you help me to choose a good pair ...
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Bubbles in carcass/ casing of Schwalbe Pro One TLE

I noticed two small bubbles on the carcass of my rear tire. I am running the 32mm Schwalbe Pro One tubeless at around 4bar /60psi and it wasn't particulary hot when the bubbles appeared (~20°C). The ...
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Cracks on tyres

Have cracks of tyres on two bicycles. See attached photos. Bicycle 1 (top), 2 (bottom). It isn't dry rot ( What are these cracks in the side of my bicycle tyre called? Does this mean that my tyre is ...
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New tires are wonky

I recently replaced my hybrid road tires w tires a bit more knobby. Not gravel tires, but not smooth. Anyway, ordering online I got the suggested tubes that are super skinny. While they fit, they don'...
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Should I be worried about small cuts on a tubeless tire/tyre?

My tubeless tires/tyres have a few cuts around the tread pattern. They are each around 3–4mm in length. I've been proactive with topping up sealant and have not had any flats since riding with these ...
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Rear tire rubbing on both chainstays

I left my bike in our boiler room over the winter, and now the back tire is rubbing heavily on both chain stays. Before it was a very tight clearance, but it worked without a problem. Now, it ...
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changing tire size [duplicate]

recently bought a Specialized Creo carbon gravel e-bike... came with 38mm gravel tires but I often ride pavement. Can I switch out the tires to 28mm gravel tires, a regular road tire, or, just buy ...
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Is my inner tube too big?

So I punctured my inner tube (again) and I usually buy 700 x 25/32C inner tube for my 700 x 28 tire. Which fitted nicely. But, I felt like the brand I was using wasn't the best so I switched it out ...
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Gluing rim—rim-strip—inner-tube—tire junctions

When braking (with any kind of brakes) the tire is subjected to friction against the road. If by mistake a clincher tire has grease all around the two bead sides, it could potentially spin while the ...
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Fat tires, need a front brake

I’ve got Ultradynamico’s Rose (42.??) tires on my Encore 700c Road Wheels (with machined walls) on my Crust Florida Man bike which has a hole for a brake on the fork crown. I’m having trouble finding ...
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Is it easier or more difficult to mount tires on wider rims?

There is currently a choice of rim widths ("mouth sizes") that following the tables I found on the web would pass for my 2.35" (27.5" diameter) tires. In general the tables seem ...
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Highest pressure you can go with racing type MTB tubeless tires?

I ride 29 inch MTBs with 2.25 front, 2.0 rear. I usually ride on paved road (randonneuring) and occasionally slightly unpaved road (under construction). In the past, I ran 30psi and currently I use ...
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Should I replace a punctured tire immediately?

Was going on my morning ride and unfortunately 5km away from my place my rear was punctured by a small nail and the hole is about 1mm wide. I patched up the innertube and mounted it on again and rode ...
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Rear tire gets flat every month for unknown reasons

My rear tire gets flat almost every month without any obvious reasons. Few times it lost the pressure while riding but I do not see or remember puncturing it, and once it was on a good tarmac street ...
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Tyre recommendation [closed]

I recently purchased a second hand Specialized Enduro Bike model. Anyway the tyres are pretty worn out, and I was wondering what would you recommend for a full suspenison bike. I plan to ride on ...
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Centering tubeless tire

Mounting 700Cx35mm tubeless road tires on 25mm carbon wheels. Tires will NOT go center; always wobble, sometimes 2mm sometimes 10mm. Unmount, soapy water, remount, beads pop and... still not straight. ...
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Tubeless holding high psi, leaking at rim/bead during low pressure

I am going tubeless! Using tubless ready rims and tires with a floor pump. The front one went on no problem. The rear one has seated, heard pinging, and holds air dry, up to 40 psi. When I add sealant ...
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Swapping tubeless tyres as a practice

Have a Grizl with the DT Swiss G1800 wheels. Want to run burlier tyres like the Continental's Race Kings (2.0) and have the original G-Bites (45mm) in reserve for some bikepacking. Both to be run ...
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What is the difference in rim width between road bikes and gravel rims?

But I know that the two bikes have different tire sizes, but I don't know why they are designed this way
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Conti GP5000s uneven after installation

I just installed two new Conti GP5000s on my Specialized Allez 700c 26mm aluminum wheels, using the original tubes. (Bike was purchased new 4 months ago). So I pumped up one of the tires and spun the ...
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Tyre Stuck On Wheel

I got a puncture on my mtb and so I went to change it (I haven't had a puncture on this bike yet). I took the wheel off the bike and then went to take the tyre off, however the tyre is very stuck, I ...
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Why the tire gets flat immediately? [duplicate]

Yesterday I went to the GYM with my bicycle. It was OK. After workout I found that the tire is completely flat! Today I used an air pump to blowing it again and see what happens. It was OK and I fully ...
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What's the difference between 650x48B and 650x47C?

Can't find anything that explains the difference between a 650 x 48B tyre (which is fitted to my bike) and a 650 x 47C (which I'm thinking of replacing with). For starters, what's the difference ...
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Why does my tubeless tire keep sweating?

I have had this tires for almost a year. They have been also been all this time like the photo, dropping some small drops: One of them was profesonally installed in a shop ( so I expect is not an ...
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Tyre Pressure for heavy rider - any concerns?

Currently weighing 125 kg, I got myself a BMC Alpenchallenge One to finally start exercising and lose weight. The bike is equipped with Continental Contact Speed tyres (700x35c). Maximum pressure is ...
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question is can I put 27.5 rims/tires in place of the 29ers [duplicate]

I currently have a motobecane 29er, and it is to tall and beyond time i can exchance it, question is can I put 27.5 rims/tires in place of the 29ers
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Can I fit thinner tires on this bike? [duplicate]

I'm looking into buying the Orbea Vibe H10 (or H30). But the tires are a bit too bulky for my taste. Would it be possible to fit this bike with some thinner tires? I like the aesthetics of something ...
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Rear wheel jerks and wobbles while riding

I bought a Hero howler 27.5T MTB- single speed two years ago. At that time I was 120kg (265lbs) and I hadn't faced any issue while riding cycle. Then I stopped cycling for almost 2 years. I parked it ...
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Why do they not sell bicycles with four wheels?

In the summertime, and Fall/Autumn, and Spring, my normal, two-wheeled bicycle works perfectly well. But then there's Winter. What is normally friendly, non-slippery asphalt and grainy forest paths ...
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How do I know if I've bought the right tire?

UPDATE: Big thank you to all those who gave me advice! It led me to believe that there was nothing really wrong with my new tire, rather with my method of putting the tire on. There was no need to ...
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Is an Indoor Trainer Tyre Required with a Magnetic Powered Trainer

If I buy Elite Novo Force, is an indoor trainer tyre like Coperton a must to protect the longetivity of the rear tyre? Is that product more towards MTBs to reduce the sound element while pedalling but ...
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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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