Questions tagged [tire]

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

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How does the size of wheel matter in bicycles?

I understand to do flips smaller tires are better. When it come to efficiency why not bigger tires and more gears than what is commonly found?
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How to clean tubeless tire sealant from rims

How to clean the stuck/dry sealant from the rim edge, and the rim tape, etc? (In order to replace my old tubeless tyres with new, and the new ones to sit on a clean/fresh surface). With water? Water/...
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Is it worth upgrading to 28mm tyres from 25 for a 250 mile ride?

Next month I'm embarking on a 250 mile ride over one day - I've done plenty of training and I'm ready. Currently my bike has 25mm tyres and some of the 100 - 175mile training rides I've done have ...
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Hybrid tyre match [duplicate]

New to this site and only a year on a bike. I would like to ask a question,looking at new tyres and have 700 x 42c on my bike(carrera crossfire 2) can I put wider tyre on without any issues? like 700 ...
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WTB Horizon 47c - small crack in the middle of the tire

I’m headed off on a 3 week bike trip and just now noticed a small hole in the middle of running tread of my front tire. I have a few more days before heading off into a more remote area and wanted to ...
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Can I fit 27.5 x 2.40 on my bike when it says 27.5 x 2.20 [duplicate]

Can I fit my 27.5 x 2.20 on my bike which says 27.5 x 2.40?
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Tread wear and punctures

I've used this Schwalbe G-One Speed tire for a long while with no problems. I got 2 punctures in the last 2 weeks though. First was because of a 2 mm thorn, second one was of unidentified cause. While ...
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Why is my Diadora Traccia's rear tire rub against the frame

Recently I took out my bike (Diadora Traccia) from storage (Basement) and started riding it in the new season. To my surprise, the rear tire began to rub on the frame whenever I pushed the right pedal....
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Mountain Bike has 26 x 2.125 Tires on, Can I Fit 26 x 1.95? [duplicate]

My mountain bike has 26 x 2.125 tires on it and I am ordering new 26 x 1.95 tires. Will these be okay to use? What issue might this cause? Or will the difference be negligible?
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Rolling resistance, comfort or puncture proof?

3rd shortest version - is a plastic barrier between the tube and tire (XPS Polystyrene 2x 3mm, for 5tons/square meter at the moment) a good idea for better puncture proof, rolling resistance or ...
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Influence of tire breadth on cornering

Due to a bike replacement, I recently started using 700x40C tires, after several years of using 700x35C or 700x28C. Whenever I corner, I have the impression the bike is behaving differently than what ...
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Can I fit a 32-622 tire on a 32-630 rim?

Can I fit a 32-622 tire on a 32-630 rim? The tire diameter is 8 mm smaller than the rim, so it's going to be tight - but will it fit with some extra force, and might there be any other problems?
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Inner tube exploded [duplicate]

Ive had an ebike for several months, putting 250 miles on it. I've inflated the tires once since receiving the bike...100 miles ago. Today, a couple hours after a ride I heard a loud BANG, went to ...
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20 TDA Hard rubber narrow old bike tire?

Hi I have an old narrow hard rubber bicycle tire that is old. It has no numbers on the sidewall but on the inner tire there is "20 TDA", that's it. It has 4 grooves in it that go all the way around ...
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What is the size of the front axle nut of the Supercycle Hooligan?

I was riding my bike one day and saw my font wheel axle nut on the right disappeared. I tried to find replacements but none of them fit, I don't know the size of the nut so I cannot find one that ...
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Can 26 x 1.5 inner tube fit 26 x 2.0 tire?

I bought it as pedalheaven (my local bike shop) was closed and as I have a race tomorrow. I will return it if doesn’t fit.
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How to recognize a bad tire?

The most expensive "consumable" while operating a bicycle would probably be tires. Enthusiasts endlessly debate the relative merits of different sizes, profiles, tread patterns,inflation pressures ...
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My new bicycle skids laterally, especially in the wet; what can I do about it?

My new bicycle is a new regular road bicycle (not specialist) with puncture tough tyres. The bicycle is fine otherwise but a bit rough on all the crappy pedestrian path elements in Japan like kerbs. ...
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27.5 x 2.25 tyres replacing a 27.5 x 2.10 tyres [duplicate]

Can I fit a 27.5 x 2.25 tyre on my stock rim that has a stock tyre of 27.5 x 2.10?
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How to patch glass cuts in a bicycle tire?

How do you deal with the small cuts in a bicycle tires main tread? Do folks fill these small cuts? I have continental gatorskins which I periodically check and pull out the street glass shards. ...
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Wheel, tube and tires

My wheel shows ETRO 622 * 19. The tire on it is 700*38c. I want to change tire and tube such that the bike becomes capable for 50% road bike and 50% off road. What size of tires and tube should i ...
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How can one stop brakes from screeching?

I'm hearing that annoying sound when you use your brakes and you get the chills from the screeching sound. I have disk brakes and a relatively new bike. It happens to be front tire shown below. I ...
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Does it matter what way the tires go if no directional arrow?

As the title suggests, I have just put on two new tires but now I'm not sure if I put them on in the right direction. No directional arrows so I presume anyway is fine, however me being me it made ...
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White foam around tubeless tires

I've bought this bike new about 10 months ago. No issues until now, only the fact that my tires (tubeless) lately have constant white foam like this: Now I have to pump up my tires every day before I ...
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Replacement for discontinued Schwalbe Tyrago [closed]

Schwalbe appear to have discontinued their Tyrago range of tyres from what I can tell. The rear tyre on my Boardman CX Comp needs replacing as it's showing wear and has little tread left for grip. ...
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What is the average reduction in air pressure for a mountain bike tire?

I've noticed that my mountain bike tire looses air, not because of a leak, etc., but just naturally as time progresses. Does anybody know the average psi loss over time for a mountain bike tire and ...
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32-622 tire too small for 622x19 rim?

I recently bought a Mavic A 319 rim with ETRO 622 x 19C and Schwalbe Marathon 28" tire with ETRO 32-622. Based on the tire sizing chart found at Sheldown Brown (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-...
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How to increase speed on my hybrid bike with flat handlebars and 700X35C tyres?

I have Montra Blues 1.1 hybrid bike with flat handlebar and 700x35C tyres. When I try to lean forward and try to increase my speed, my hands get fatigued and I can’t do it for longer durations. How ...
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Need assistance identifying new tire options for Fuji 4130

Fuji 4130 bike with ARAYA Japan rim 26x1.50 HE VP-20 Old tires are dryrotted. ( old tire code reads 26x1.80 c-863) have no idea what to buy to fit. (rim measures 22" diameter, roughly)
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Is disk brake effectiveness mitigated by tyres losing traction under strong braking?

So I understand that disk brakes are superior to rim brakes and this leads to faster stopping particularly in wet weather. I have wondered though, in wet conditions when you wish to stop as fast as ...
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29er Road Tire?

Can't find too much info on Google regarding this but anywhere in the UK stock an equivalent 29er road tire or maybe a compromise between off road and on road without too much drag. Loving the 29er ...
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Rear tire dragging on rim brake arm

Just bought a used bike- it's great, but needed new brake pads. Got new brake pads and now the tire is rubbing on the brake arm. I do not understand! The front brake is with new brake pads is the same ...
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Should I replace my bicycle tires if they have not been inflated in multiple years

A little over 5 years ago I bought a Magna bicycle. Within the first summer of riding it the rear brake fell apart. I finally got around to having he brake fixed this past month but I am worried about ...
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Finding a replacement for “Schwalbe No.19 40/62-584/635” tube

I look for a punctureproof tube to replace the one delivered with my Cube Attention model. My understanding I should shop the new tube ideally by the ETRTO code. The old tube is signed as "Schwalbe ...
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Road tyres vs “Street” tyres for charity ride on MTB Tandem

Variation on a question that's been asked a few times. For reasons, we have signed up to do a charity ride of ~80 miles on our super-cheap Viking Saratoga tandem. I've already made a few upgrades, ...
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Cruiser bike weird pedaling problems, feels like back tire moving

For awhile pedalling my bike has been getting increasingly difficult. First there was a squeaking. I figured maybe because I had put too much force riding uphill. Then there was a screeching cracking ...
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Wheel won't turn?

I bought a Hyper Cruiser bike last night from Walmart and as I'm pedaling home the rear wheel stops moving while pedaling. I don't know how to fix this, please help. This is what the bike look like.
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Trek Tire Fit Exchange [duplicate]

Can the 700 x 38c tire on the Trek DS2 be used on the Trek Verve 3 which comes with a 700 x 45?
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I can't inflate tire. Should I look for another pump?

Hello to everyone in the community. I used to own a mountain bike which used 26" tires and I was able to inflate them after changing the tube while on the road. It wasn't perfect but allowed me to ...
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Sealant in inner tubes: what's the difference?

I was thinking of converting my wheels to tubeless but my rims and tyres are not tubeless ready. I just recently learned that I can add tyre sealants into inner tubes. Can it prevent pinch flats like ...
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Replacement tyres for my daughter's used bike

I bought a used Orbis Jewel 20 Zoll for my daughter but I must change the tyres Honda 20x2.125 white but I cant find this exactly white tyres and in this dimensions. I found only black tyres .... she ...
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Can I put a 700 x 35 tire on a Cannondale Quick 2 that has a 700 x 28 tire? [duplicate]

I usually ride roads with my 700 x 28 tire, but want to do a trail that has a multitude of surfaces. So can I put a 700 x 35 on this bike?
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Puncture resistant tire vs puncture resistant tube

When would you use a puncture resistant tire vs. a puncture resistant tube?
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Can I patch a tire (not a tube) that has a hole?

I've got a relatively new bike tire (hard case Bontrager) that got punctured by a nail. So now the tube bulges out of the tire and is of great risk of bursting (though I biked several miles before ...
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How much stiffer are 23c tires over 28c?

I now have some Kenda 28c tires on my bike, and i got a pair of continental gp 4000 in 23c. I want to swap them because of the superior quality of the continentals, but I'm afraid that they could be a ...
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Sudden deflation of a mountain bike tube without a bang?

I pumped up my flat tires on a Sunday afternoon and on Monday nothing went wrong, but on Tuesday, my bike was left in the rain followed by scorching sun. During that time, both of my bike tires ...
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Changing 23mm tyre to 25mm - considerations?

I got a L size Opus Allegro 4.0 (2014) which came with Vittoria Zaffiro tyres 23-622 (700*23c) on an Alloy Shimano Asoo WH-R501 wheelset 622x15c. I'd like to fit a wider tyre to improve my experience ...
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Can I pump my MTB tire to max (55 psi / 380 kPa) without the tube inside bursting?

I have a e-mountain bike and I use to commute to uni every day. I have heard that higher tire pressures give you a bit more speed. My tires say I can pump to 55 psi (380 kPa) but I don't know if my ...
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Voodoo Bizango: Will the Schwalbe Marathon Almotion fit?

I have a Voodoo Bizango mountain bike. I don't do any mountain biking. I use this bike to commute to and from work in West Yorkshire (lots of hills). Once I've lost more weight, I'll invest in a bike ...
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Vulcanizing cement question? [closed]

I was sent vulcanizing cement instead of rubber glue. I need a strong glue for LED strip lights. Everywhere I go looking for vulcanizing cement answers leads to tires, but not what all else it can be ...