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Questions tagged [tire]

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

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Best Tires for Cannondale Bad Boy 4

I'm just getting into biking and last week I just purchased a Cannondale Bad Boy 4 from REI. They still have it in the shop as I'm in the processing of moving and they agreed to hold onto it for me. ...
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Tacx Flow Smart trainer calibration issues with 700x35c tyre

I'm getting into cycling properly and I have bought myself the Tacx Flow smart trainer along with an adventure/gravel bike. I chose adventure/gravel over a road bike as I can see myself wanting to ...
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Changing tyres on Giant Defy road bike

Is it possible to change from road tyres to commuter tyres on a 2014 Giant Defy? Thanks
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What direction of rotation should I mount my tyre?

I have a panaracer rampage tyre which I have mounted on my front wheel. This tire has knobs in the centre tread which have a ramp on one side. The tyre does not have a direction of rotation marked ...
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Why do my tires seem to be jumping?

I bike for work and I've taken a few days off for the holidays. It's been very cold and rainy and Ive tried to keep my bike covered. I hopped on my bike after about a week and a half of disuse, and I ...
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Is a tyre with sideways bulge going to cause damage to the rim or the hub or the axle?

My Schwalbe Marathon plus tour 26'' x 2.0 has a sideways bulge (both rear and front). In between the 2 tyres and tube there is a anti puncture strip. The rim seems not to be the problem. I think ...
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Valve loses orthogonality in a tubular rim

I am having problems with the tubular tires I use in my everyday commuting in Madrid. The first sketch shows how I mount it, the second shows my wheels after some months of use. It loses its ...
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Winter tires break in

I've just bought a pair of Kenda Klondike tires (26*2.1). I've heard that I have to ride about 50-100 kilometers without fast turns and so on - to make spikes to "sit" firmly into the tire. So I've ...
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Road crankset with 29er mtb frame

I wonder if anyone knows of a 29er frame that has clearance for at least 2.5 tires that will take a compact (50/34) road crankset? Preferably steel.
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When the motor bike tire changes [closed]

After how many kilometers I use, I have to change it. Because I use the tubeless tire on my bike?
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Should I multiply maximum tyre load by number of wheels to get maximum bike load?

I bought a cheapo adult tricycle and looking closely at each tire there is stamped on it a maximum weight capacity of 175lbs. Do I multiply 175lbs x 3 for the max load it can carry or does this mean ...
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Will my bike hold my weight?

I'm pretty heavy (~150kg/330lbs) but being fond of cycling in the past, I decided to buy a bike, and maybe try to lose a few kilos with it. I didn't have too much time for looking around, so I bought ...
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Studded tyres on asphalt

I'm curious is it possible to make a tyre that will fit perfectly on snowy/icy road. So I found studded tyres. Now, my question is - Is it possible to make studded tyre that will have good grip on ...
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Larger tires on a road bike

I am curious if anyone has put larger tires (mountainish) on their road bike. I am thinking about doing this to do some riding on gravel roads/touring/commuting from rural areas. I have an older ...
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Cracks on tire - still safe to ride?

I just experienced some uncommon cracks on the tires (Schwalbe Durano Plus) The tires are pretty new (less than half year old, and used max. 1500 km). I inflated 6 bars in the tire, and according to ...
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Is the use of wide fatbike tires problematic with 100mm BSA bottom brackets?

Fatbike frames typically come with 100mm or 120mm BSA BBs. Does the 120mm BB help anything, though? For example, if I have a 100mm bottom bracket and a 5" tire on a 100mm rim, and I switch to the ...
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Tire clearance on 2019 Trek Crockett

Has anyone tested max tire width on a Trek Crockett (2019 frameset)? Wondering specifically if I can fit 45mm tires on 19mm inner width rims.
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Tubular Glue vs Tubular Tape

I'm looking into going for tubular tyres and I'm new to this part of the world. As far as I understand there are two main options to mount the tyre: 1. Tub Glue which sounds like kind of a pain in ...
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A pin punctured my tyre. Should I only replace the inner tube, or patch the outer, rubber tyre?

Today I managed to run over a flat heat board pin, and my tyre got punctured. I will change my inner tube tomorrow, because it's not that expensive and I find it easier than patching it up. My ...
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Can a bike have both Schrader and Presta tires?

I have Kona Dew 2018 and the front tire has a Presta valve while the back tire has a Schrader valve. Is it common to see bikes have different valves for each tire?
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Can you use non-UST tubeless ready tyres on a UST tubeless rim?

Is it possible to use mountain bike rims which use the original UST (Universal System Tubeless) standard for using tubeless tyres with tyres that are tubeless ready, but do not conform to the said UST ...
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Can I use an inner tube that's too narrow for the tyre?

I recently got a puncture and when I went to replace the inner tube I discovered that I'd bought the wrong size tube. My tyre is 700 x 40c, the tube is 700 x 28-35c. What is likely to happen if I use ...
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Why do my tires always deflate between rides?

I realize this is a topic that’s been posted about a few times, but please forgive me for adding a new thread anyway just to make sure I’m not missing something. I don’t know much at all about bicycle ...
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How do I know when to replace my tires?

The treads on my road bike's 28C tires are almost completely gone—they only persist along the shoulders of the tire. Do the treads matter? What is a good indicator of when the tire as a whole needs ...
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57-584 tire and (50,60,62)-584 tube

I have a tube (fits 27.5", 28" and 29"), and a 27,5" tire with the dimensions 57-584 (27.5/2.25, 650B). But the package of the tube only shows suitability for the dimensions (27.5"): 50-584 27.5 x ...
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Mystery flat keeps happening 3-5 times a week. Do I weigh too much for my tires?

This is a little embarrassing, so I hope no one makes fun of me... But I am a big girl. I always have been. Very big frame, big shoulders, big head, hands and feet. My whole life I've been healthy and ...
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Mavic Road UST Repair

I have a small cut in the rear tire on a road Mavic tubeless tire. Is there a way to patch this, or do I basically just have to buy a new tire? update So I took the tire off the rim and saw that ...
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Pressure range conflict between tire and rim

I just mounted a new Ardnet Race tire that has a side label pressure rating of 35 - 60 psi . The Stans Arch Ex rim that is mounted to says max pressure is 38 lbs, there is a little range on the ...
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Go tubeless with used tires

I have some tubeless ready wheels and tires, but they were delivered mounted with tubes the old fashion way. I’ve been riding like that for more than 800km, and I wonder if there is a problem removing ...
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Advice on tyres for a 109 mile charity cycle

A friend and i have decided we want to cycle between our favourite football team's stadium for charity. We are starting at Wolverhampton and finishing at Bristol with a total distance of 109 miles. ...
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Difficulty inflating my bike tire

When trying to inflate my bike tire, I pump maybe 5 times then it gets difficult for me to pump because the handle is hard to pump?
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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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How much of a difference will I notice going from a Mountain bike to a road bike?

I have a Mountain bike with 1.95 tyres on it. Most of the cycle path I take into work is fairly well paved/asphalted, I'm not going over any dirt tracks or anything like that although there is the odd ...
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Tire with no ETRTO/ISO size

I'm contemplating replacing the tires on my mountain bike with smoother tires since I am rarely ever on anything other than paved surfaces. I read up on sizing and am aware of the xx-xxx ETRTO/ISO ...
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Tubless rims with non tubeless tires — what rim tape?

I run tubeless rims (specifically the new Mavic Open Pros) with the non-tubeless Continental GP GTs. The tires have lots of life left in them so I want to make the most of them in the meantime. ...
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Tube sealant vs. tire liners vs. puncture-resistant tires — which best prevents flats?

Clarification: I am not asking for a solution to punctures, or about the nuances of ride quality with the various solutions. I am asking whether one method of reducing punctures has been proven ...
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What air attachment screws onto a Presta valve with the core removed? High volume for seating bead?

I have presta valves on two of my bikes. I have a presta floor pump. I have an air compressor. I have a schrader adapter. I have a blowgun and a tire inflator for my compressor. I can attach the ...
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Is there such thing as a 28 inch wheel?

I'm looking at puncture-resistant tires and I see Schwalbe Marathons* listed for size 28 x 1 1/2. Are there 28 inch wheels? If not, what size is that meant to fit? ( * Schwalbe Marathon Plus HS 440 ...
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Determine width of rim to match tyre

I need some 5 ray rims but the ones I find on the internet are way too expensive, so I decided to "roll my own" by creating a 3D model and having it machined from a piece of aluminum. I've chosen to ...
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My bike tire just started rubbing against the frame. Please help me fix it

the problem is the back tire just started rubbing against the frame. this literally happened 30 min ago. please help me fix it!!
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What to pay attention to when buying a used race bike

What to pay attention to when buying a used race bike? - the one with thin tires :) Thanks for advice guys! I ask because I am a beginner in bikes, but I would love a faster bike. Now I have a very ...
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44 622 / 700x45c what tyres to buy?

The marking on the existing tyre to replace is 44 622 /700x45c On sites like https://www.schwalbe.com/en/groessenbezeichnung.html 44 622 corresponds to 700x42c and 47 622 corresponds to 700x45c , I ...
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Presta or shrader valve for mtb?

Is it better to use presta or shrader valve for tubeless conversion on a mtbike, 29" 2.20 tire, and why?
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Why are almost all bicycle tyres cross-ply/bias ply and not radial construction?

Most times when I see a failed bicycle tyre (one where the threads are showing through) they look something like this, with diagonal threads clearly visible Here's a random manufacturer's cutaway ...
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Low profile tire suggestion for 27 x 1 1/8 wheels

I recently purchased a Japanese vintage early 80s Zunow bicycle. The wheels rim are Araya 27" x 1 1/8 and I need to replace the tires. After some research and recommendation from my local bicycle shop ...
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New high quality tire doesn't sit evenly on the rim

It's my first tire change experience and I got so far using youtube videos but now I'm stuck. Got these Schwalbe 365 tires yesterday for my folding bike. It is an all season model which feels a bit ...
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Wider tires offering faster speeds and safer ride?

I'm looking at riding again. I took a two year break after I crashed going down a hill when a tree branch was down and I went over my handlebars. I've always assumed that thinner tires were better ...
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For a studded tire that is available in both 29“ and 27.5” which will perform better in snow/ice all else being equal?

I"m looking to start winter riding. My soon-to-be bike, a 2018 Devinci Troy Carbon 27 GX 12S, is able to take both 29" and 27.5" tires. I prefer 27.5" tires, but would I have more control and ...
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Is it practical to switch from tubeless to tubes every few weeks?

Part of the allure of a gravel/cyclocross bike has been the possibly of having a "do it all" setup. I recently purchased a gravel bike with 38c tubeless tires on it, and I also have a set of 30c ...
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Can I change my tyre size from a 20x2.20 to a 20x2.30 with out changing my rims

I have a bmx with 20 x 2.20 tyres on it. Can I change them to a 20 x 2.30 and would I have to change my inner tubes as well.