Questions tagged [tire]

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

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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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I have slipped off my bike 3x in the last 2 months - will changing tyres help?

Recently picked up a used Boardman Hybrid Team and it's my first bike after several years on boris bikes in London. I was doing great in the summer but recently have slipped/skidded 3 times in last 6 ...
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Why have MTB tyres with strong front / back design disappeared?

Back a few years ago was easy to find tyres with a particular design based on their position, back or front, see this sample image fron a pair of Nokian Boazobeana: Riding with those was pretty nice, ...
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I have a Dahon Mariner, can I replace 20x1.6" tyre with 20x1.79? [duplicate]

I have a Dahon Mariner Bike. Can I replace a 20 x 1.6" back tyre with a 20 x 1.79" tyre as I can't get hold of a 1.6?
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Advisable to switch from 38 mm tires to 28 mm?

I have a urban/hybrid bike ( Riverside 500 that came with 38mm tires that I don't really have complaints with except some visible cracking since a year or so (which hasn't impacted feel, air retension ...
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Stuck nut on bike axle?

I've got a bike. There is a stuck nut on the axle, and when I try twisting it.. well.. the axle turns too (obviously.). I'm trying to get it off, but it won't come off. My grandfather has a vast ...
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How seriously should I take Fulcrum Racing 6DB tubeless tire compatibility warning?

I recently purchased a bike with Fulcrum Racing 6DB wheels and Kenda Flintridge tires. They came tubed, and I'd like to convert them to tubeless. However, in a manual on their site, Fulcrum list that ...
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Bits “peeling off” schrader valve?

I've got a bike that hadn't been used in a while until a couple weeks ago, it was in a place where it gets direct sunlight (I'm trying to fix that) and as a result some things like the seat have ...
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How to tell if 700mm tires fit 29" rims? [duplicate]

My MTB has 29" x 2.25" tires on it now. I'm looking at these 700mm x 35mm tires to replace them. Will they fit a 29" rim?
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Should I replace the tyre or can I keep going?

I just noticed a small tear in my Continental GP 4000s. It does not bulge out from the side. The tyre have been on for some years now but dont have more than 1000km on them. I am worried though if I ...
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Should I replace my 10000km Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour with a 2000km Schwalbe Marathon Winter Plus?

Background I have one Schwalbe Marathin Winter Plus tire that is in good condition (used for 2000km, 10 months old). Below the winter tire with spikes removed. On the bicycle at present is a ...
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Will 27 x 1 1/4” tires be too wide for an old bike that came with 27 x 1 1/8” tires?

I am restoring an 1970s Schwinn bicycle. I bought a new wheel set but I have the old ones with tires for reference. It originally came with 27 x 1 1/8 tires and I’m wondering if 27 1 1/4 tires will be ...
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Will 40-635 tyres fit on a 21-622 rim?

I'm from a place where finding a standardized size for tyres bigger than 26 inches is mostly a hassle, to say the least.. But sadly (or not) I have a bike that I've been riding for a while now and ...
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Is cyclocross tire (CX) taller than normal road bike's?

According to the specialized website, the 54cm crux 2021 comes with 700x33c cx tires. https://www.specialized.com/us/en/s-works-crux/p/171342?color=271648-171342&searchText=91420-0046 And, its bb ...
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Cannondale CAAD 9 with gravel tires [duplicate]

is it possible to fit gravel tires for Cannondale CAAD 9? If yes then can you please suggest some good ones. The bike looks very similar to the one in the picture. Thank you in advance.
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Oversized tyres and teaching my son to measure!

So my son has been trying to customize his bike and seems to have never heard of a tape measure!! I need some help to get him on the road! He has purchased 2 oversized tyres with a size 26 x 2.50. The ...
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E-bike tyres on normal bike

I am shopping for tyres for my normal MTB. As I am mostly riding city, some gravel and light offroad I wanted something with good speed on road and some traction offroad. I found Schwalbe E-bike tyres ...
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Is it more difficult to mount non-tubeless tires on tubeless-ready rims than non-tubeless-ready rims?

In the summer I bought an e-road-bike that has tubeless-ready rims. I wanted to change the tires to better ones, so I bought a pair of Continental GP 5000 (non-tubeless) 28mm tires, and installed them ...
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Tire compatibility [duplicate]

My bike has a 19.5 inch frameset (49 cm) and rolls on a pair of 26 x 1.75 BTWIN Trekking tires. I want to go for thinner tires and I came across a set of 27.5 x 1.2 tires on the Decathlon webpage . I ...
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How much energy is lost with a gravel tire compared with a road tire?

I understand that around 20% of the energy while cycling is lost by the deformation of the wheels. I also understand that in smooth and dry roads people use plain tires (no tread pattern) as these ...
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Can Presta valves suddenly lose pressure?

I was doing my usual 15 mile round, about mile or two to go, when suddenly I realised my front tyre had gone flat. It has heavy duty, mountain bike style, valves. I haven't been able to find a ...
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Question about 700 x 33c bike tire [duplicate]

I currently own Schwinn Millsaps Road Bike 14 speeds cyclocross. I ride my bike mostly on pavement. I want to replace the current 700 x 33c bike tires with Diamondback Interval Road 700X32 Tire ...
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What causes this tire “hair” wear

There are spots on my rear tire that have developed rubber hairs, almost like the edge of the tire is shredding and the structural integrity is starting to go. You can also notice in the pic a ...
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Tread wear on kids bike

My girls have the exact same Nishiki mountain bikes. The purple one is actually a year newer but has significantly worse tread wear. Any idea why?
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How do I change the rear tire on old Raleigh “Tourist” 3-speed

Never changed the rear tire on this bike. How and what is loosened to remove the rear wheel so the tire can be changed?
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should i replace the tires/tubes to sell vintage bicycle?

new to this site. I have a vintage GT Pro Performer from my youth, all original and am considering selling it. The tires are original but would fall apart if someone tried to ride it. Is it worth ...
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Replace my 28 x 1-5/8 x 1-3/8 tires with beefier ones for flat gravel trails

This is my first post! My wife has a great old aluminum hybrid bike that works very well on paved roads. We are now doing more backcountry flat gravel trails and I don't want to replace the entire ...
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What tyres would be better suited? 32c or 35c

I'm from, Kolkata, India, and the place isn't best known for its roads, at least. Thinking of getting a new bike.. But I happen to be someone who's got absolutely no knowledge about any, and I'm even ...
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Why does front wheel keep more air pressure then rear wheel over time? [duplicate]

After pumping both the tires equally, after a few weeks pass, the rear tire of my bicycle keeps on getting flatter day by day, and looses pressure. I have checked everything and there is no leakage ...
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Does leaving a flat for months damage the wheel?

I've left my road bike standing on a flat tyre for at least six months. I'm going to replace the tyre and tube, but I want to check first if I might have damaged the wheel
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Remaining tire life estimate

I am looking for a ballpark estimate as to how many miles I have left on this rear tire:
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What's the best way to repair a small hole in a tubeless mountain bike tire?

I've seen some youtube videos but not sure which method is best.
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Tire is losing air but inner tube seems to hold air

I got a flat on my back tire and bought a new innertube. I put it on my bike, filled it up but it lost all air again within minutes. I took the new tube out, pumped it up to find out where the hole is,...
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Does my rear tubular tire need to be replaced?

Does my rear tubular tire need to be replaced? It still holds air but I am concerned about my ride safety
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Vintage Peugeot Bike Tire Recommendation [duplicate]

I'm looking for a recommendation for the type and brand of tires to purchase for a vintage 70s "Sport 103" Peugeot. For casual recreational usage.The original tires were 27 x 1 ¼ gum sided....
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Changing tire from 26×1.95 to 26×1.75 [duplicate]

Can i change a 26×1.95 tire to 26×1.75 tire on the same wheel? If possible,am i need to change the innertube also?
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Can't inflate my bike tires

Received an old bike from a family member and I've tried to inflate the tires but whenever I attach the pump to the tire it seems that I can't inflate it. All I hear is a hissing and it feels like all ...
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What's the cause of this kind of tyre damage?

What's causing this type of damage to the tyre? It's a 25 x 622 tyre on a 13 x 622 rim. Tyre is a Schwalbe Active Line K-Guard. The tyre itself doesn't seem worn.
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My tire was slashed. Replaced the inner tube, but should I replace the tire as well?

Talking about a hybrid bike. As the title says my tire was slashed. It happened overnight and the cut is on the side, so I'm 99% sure it was slashed. I replaced the tube and have been riding without ...
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Why is a damaged bike tyre a problem?

I have seen / heard of cases where bike tyres get damaged (like for example riding on a flat). But what I don't fully understand is why the damage becomes a problem or whether the tyre actually needs ...
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Booting a road bike tire

I ran over a thorn which went through the tire and punctured the inner tube. The thorn left a small hole of about 1-2mm in the center of the tire. The tire is a pretty new Specialized turbo. ...
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What tyres will fit this ebike rim? [duplicate]

Out of an impulse buy - I now have a complete ebike kit with battery. Originally I wanted this to be put on a mountain bike but upon seeing how little the rim is - I don't think any mountain bike ...
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A road bike with bad tires to gravel bike upgrade [duplicate]

I have a road bike with tyres that aren't that great I want to upgrade for more wider and gripper tyres any recommendations?I desperately need it.The old tyres are Triban Protect 700 x 28 tyres. Tyre ...
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What might be causing my inner tubes to get rips behind the valve?

I'm on my third inner tube now and it's always the same problem: an oblong shaped rip on the part right behind the presta valve. I'm at a loss since instead of the valve side, these rips are appearing ...
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Which tire is compatible with DT swiss c 1850 wheel

Currently my bike Canyon Inflite SL7.0 has dt swiss c 1850 spline wheels which using Schwalbe 33-622 (28x1.3) size tire which is hard to find in India. Also, I have done 50T chainring conversation on ...
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Are Tubeless Continental GP5000s harder to mount than non-tubeless (normal clincher tyres)?

I'm asking specifically about Continental GP5000 tubeless vs. non-tubeless comparison. Context: I would like to convert to tubeless on my road bike, and my current clincher GP5000 feel great, but fit ...
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What is the best commuter bike tire?

My fiancee expressed interest in going on rides together, so I borrowed my mom's old purple Univega Via De Oro that's running 21sp Shimano STX-RC. I replaced the cables and overhauled the shifters, ...
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Replacing a 10" solid rubber tire

I have a 50s/60 Murray Ez-Step Two Step tricycle. The solid rubber front tire is cracked almost in half and needs to be replaced. I am having an extremely difficult time finding a replacement. Here ...
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My child seems to have difficulties riding bike - would different tires help?

My son is 6 years old, weighs about 20kg himself. The bike we have for him is this Merida Matts J20 which weighs about 13kg. His riding skills are fine but I get the feeling he's not comfortable on ...
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Gatorskin Wirebead vs Folding (Which gives a smoother ride)

This isn't your usual wire bead vs folding question, I realise whenever anyone asks folding always comes out better. I've just renewed the rear tyre on my Specialized Tarmac from the factory S Works ...

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