Questions tagged [tire]

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

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Tire size switch out to wider tire , is that possible

I have a Bacchetta Sparta with 650x 23c tires, can I switch out to a wider tire ? Seems it would be more stable.
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Why do e-bikes need dedicated tires?

While shopping for new tires on my bike, I saw that some dealers had a specific section for e-bike tires, where the various brands production for e-bikes was present. Why do e-bikes need dedicated ...
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Will tires with spikes on a loaded heavy touring bicycle puncture the tubes?

I am thinking of buying Schwalbe "Marathon Winter Plus" or "Winter" tires with spikes. I intend to use them on a touring bike which when loaded will have: about 25kg (55 pounds) of luggage (2x5kg on ...
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Why are puncture-resistant tires not used in professional races?

Having used with great satisfaction puncture-resistant tires for more than 8 years, and having seen how it can happen than in professional races tires can be punctured, I wonder why are puncture-...
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Risk of flat tire in bicycle

I am planning for a Ultra distance (~230 km) cycling. I don't own a good bicycle for that and when I was checking rental bicycles (Road bike & cross bike) one of the shopkeeper suggested me to ...
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Can you use slime (brand) auto tire “tubeless” sealant for a bicycle tube?

I'm used to using slime in my tubed tires, the bicycle sealant kind with the "red trim": but I noticed some "prevent and repair flat tires tire sealant, all tubeless tires" blue trim tire sealant, ...
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What is the maximum or minimum tire width I can fit on my bicycle

We often get questions on bicycles.stackexchange about fitting wider or narrower tires to bicycles. We have a large number of these with answers suiting the specific bike or style of bicycle in ...
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Can I put wider tyres on my bike [duplicate]

I have a Whyte 801 and I would like to put some wider tyres on. Currently has 2.25 maxxis tyres and on the rims it says 21mm. What size tyre could I fit on my bike?
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Feasibility of using 1 inch square tubing to build bikes and attach wheels? [closed]

I came across this n55 site here which uses aluminum square tubing to build amazing looking bikes. What I find strange is that there are other companies doing similar things but they use specialized ...
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Is my pump faulty or my tyre?

I have recently bought a Specialized women's road bike and for the last couple of weeks was borrowing my boyfriend's hand pump with no real issues. Last night I finally purchased my own (Topeak ...
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What is considered the bead in this diagram?

I'm trying to understand wheels better and I googled Bead Seat Diameter and this image comes up a lot ... There are two components that look to be the exact same with one flipped vertically. Here is ...
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How do the wheels attach on this trike design?

How do the wheels attach on this trike design? Here are the design drawings. If you go to the section titled Steering Bridge Components you can see were it should attach. However it does not show ...
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How can I determine what these tire specs mean?

I am trying to build a space frame bike from the n55 project. They have some pretty cryptic "designs". What do these lines mean? FRONT WHEELS 24”x1.75 equipped with a reinforced axle (M12, 8.8) ...
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Unsure of Proper Tire Pressure

I purchased a new bicycle and I'm confused about the tire pressure. The guy at the bicycle shop told me to inflate to at least 100psi. However the bicycle itself has the words 'Maximum inflation - ...
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When are studded tires necessary?

Aside from racing or riding across a frozen pond, under what conditions do you find studded tires useful? I have never used them, and the worst I have had to do is take a day off when it is really ...
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Lower tire pressure on wider rims?

For a given tire width, can you safely run a lower pressure on wider rims? Background: My road bike can only fit up to 23 mm tires due to frame clearance, however my rims are a relatively wide 23 mm....
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Can I inflate to 8bar?

I am quite new in the world of urban cycling and I am liking it A LOT. for the sake of curiosity I want my wheels to be as hard as possible, know how this feels and how my bike behaves. As of now, ...
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Which tires are best for on and off road use? [closed]

My tires are worn out so I want to change them. When I am trying to change them, I want them to be to the best fit for the conditions I cycle in. I cycle about 30 km a day on roads ranging from ...
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What exact size tires ORIGINALLY came on an older Giant mens Cypress bicycle?

I have an 12-15 year old mens Giant Cypress bicycle. I am trying to find out what exact tire size originally came with the bike. I have been riding on smaller replacement tires that now need to be ...
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Older Road Bike Tire Size

I recently bought an older Takara road bike. The sidewalls look like they are rotting so I want to replace them but cannot read the size. I have tried a 700x250 tire but it does not fit. Any ideas ...
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Tire over inflated and went flat? [duplicate]

I thought my tire pressure was low. I pumped air to the maximum resistance and after four hour there was hissing of air continuously while I was asleep and it woke me, how can I fix it? It's a new ...
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Widest tyre you can safely fit on 700c wheel (17mm rim width) [duplicate]

I am riding a no-suspension hybrid with rigid reinforced fork and 700c wheels. I go on touring trips with very flexible itinerary. I stay on gravel/tarmac/trail 80% of the time but occasionally I like ...
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Can I use a Tubular tyre in a Clincher rim?

Just tried it - my trekking clincher rim was too deep, so have to use 4 layers of tape to keep side out of rim, but then tubular started to travel forward even during slow acceleration. Would you try ...
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Rolling resistance, comfort or puncture proof? [closed]

Edit: Adding another layer was useless, increased rolling resistance and XPS was squashed. Changed then to slider cut from old narow tyre, but best experience was changing back tyre to 623x23c - worth ...
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Putting a wider tire on my bicycle

Can I put a 24x3 inch tire on a rim that is normally for a 24x 2 1/4 inch tire
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Frequent flats on a trainer

I was using an old bike on a trainer and the tire fell to pieces. I had a local bike shop replace the tire with a special CycleOps trainer tire but the tube kept going flat. I just noticed that the ...
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Why did both of my inner tubes blow out on a new bike I've only put 4 hours on?

I bought a new Diamondback Trace hybrid bike about a month ago. Rode it twice for about an hour a piece and the last time for about two hours. I had no problems any of the times and inflated the tires ...
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Narrow tubeless tire on wide rim

A recent trend toward wider tires (cf Heine, "Performance of Tires") also led to wider rims and a closer match of rim and tire widths. In the past it was considered that tires need to be considerably ...
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Rim width and minimum tyre width? [duplicate]

I have a set of two rims which have an inner width of 24mm, both of them are hooked. It is unclear after looking around various sources if Continental Grand Prix 5000 in 32-622 might fit or may have ...
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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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How safe is to use 700x25-32C tube on a 32C tire?

I know this question begs a clear "of course" answer. But is there any drawbacks stretching the tube to its maximal proportions provided by manufacturer? Are tubes even more elastic/stretchy so using ...
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Do I need a 23c or 25c?

I have fitted a 28mm clincher tyre on my road bike, which is too high. Will a 25mm fit? It had 23mm on previously. Wheel drags on the top with 28mm. My bike is a Claud Butler Converse with ...
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Who grants ebike-ready certifications for tires (aside from manufacturers)?

I have tires with (among others) official-looking decals implying (with varying wording and symbology) that they are "ebike-ready" (EBR) and rated to speeds of either 25 km/h or 50 km/h. I recently ...
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What is a good way to keep my tires from going flat easily?

Title says it all, how do I keep my bicycle tires from going flat easily? I live in an area with a lot of sharp stuff (think glass shards, nails, cactus, etc)...
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Tire Durability [duplicate]

I bike a lot but I live in a neighborhood where there are a lot of sharp foreign objects on the ground. My bike's inner tube pops way too often for it to be practical to bike anymore and I don't want ...
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How do I make sense of Bontrager Tire Models?

Looking at different tires from Trek, they have names like T2, R3, AW1, but I can't find anywhere that decodes these names and tells me the difference between one or the other.
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Replacing 14“ x 1.95” With 14“ x 2.125”?

I have a super quick question here, my daughter (she's 5 years old) rides her bicycle extensively, to the point of the actual tire has worn clear through. I didn't think it would be this difficult, ...
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How to fix tyre issue - rubbery sounds when riding

I don't know much about bikes at all. I have this bike which I was ideally going to use tomorrow for an journey but I think that I may have to use other transport now. I haven't used it in a while, ...
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Road bike tyre impossible to get off

I have a road bike tyre that is proving impossible to get off its a 700x25 on a set of tubeless ready rims (i know these can be more difficult to deal with). It was very tight to get on in the first ...
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Alternative for Schwalbe Kojak 35-584 tire

I bought a Canyon Commuter 7.0 bike. It has 27.5 inch DT SWISS XR331 rims and Kojak 35-584 tires. It seems as if Schwalbe is the only manufacturer having a 35-584 sport tire. Do you know of any ...
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Which tires (and rear fender?) for Bianchi Metropoli Uno hybrid bike

I have a Bianchi Metropoli Uno XL (frame size 55cm). As you can tell from the attached pictures, the back tire (37-622/700x35C) needs replacement (at least I would say so as the profile is barely ...
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Hybrid bike inner tube size

The following images shows the tyre sizes of my hybrid bike. I need to buy an inner tube with presta valve. I can't seem to figure out which size I should buy though. Can someone please point me to ...
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Stud Tyres - fixing the spikes on new tyres

Schwalbe Snow Stud tyres seem like a good winter commuting tyre in places that have only occasional snow/ice conditions. When they are fully inflated they can be used on normal roads and when run on ...
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Why are my ENVE SES wheels rubbing on frame when Zipp 303 didn't? Same tyres

The 25mm tires are rubbing and they didn't when I had Zipp 303 on Cannondale 2017 EVO. Seems like every time I put any pressure or even turn, tyres rub the frame. I'm only 140lbs (63 kg) and this is ...
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How can I fit Schwalbe Marathon Plus 28-622 tires on a 622-16 rim?

I am having difficulties installing Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires (ETRTO 622-28 700x28C) on Jalco DRX-20 rims (16-622). If I am reading the Sheldon Browns tire sizing guide correctly, this is not a ...
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Slime Smart Tube Exploded when I put it on mountain bike

I bought a basic Apollo Mountain bike from a charity shop today - The only thing that seemed amiss was a flat tyre at the back. I took care changing the inner tube and found the culprit a couple of ...
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Thinner tires for my Mountain Bike

I know little about all of this, so, go easy on me. I've got a mountain bike, fairly light in weight and rarely ever used for anything other than road use. The current tires say 58-559 / 26x2.35. Is ...
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Using cyclocross tires for winter riding

I've currently got a fixie road bike with some stock road tires. They're fairly low-profile, as in, they aren't knobby, and have low-profile treads. Because my fork and stays have enough clearance ...
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Motobecane 1970's version

I have a 1970's Motobecane bicycle with 27x1 tires. I need new tires and tubes. What would be the best size to fit, as I cannot find an exact match?
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Why has my inner tube enlarged after moving from bicycle to repair

I got two punctures in my front inner tuner of my bike and when I have gone to reassemble, the inner tube appears to have stretched a significant amount and no longer fits along the rim of the bike, ...