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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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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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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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Sudden deflation of a mountain bike 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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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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My back tire rubbing frame

My back tire is rubbing on the frame and is having a great impact on the speed of my cycle.
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How do I make a mountain bike go faster (commuting)

I just began biking around 4 months ago, and due to lack of experience I bought a Diadora Orbita Mountain Bike. I've staring commuting to work recently (about 14 km daily) but I'm not exactly happy ...
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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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Leaking Slime inner tube valve after opened for first time since install

I put some extra air in my rear mountain bike tyre yesterday. It uses the SLIME inner tube. It wasn't flat nor had a puncture, I was just topping it up to make the tyre a bit harder. I cycled to work ...
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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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Mountain Bike on Paved Roads

I'm an occasional biker. I bought a mountain bike (nothing fancy) with the idea that I might use it off-road or on mountain trails (of which there are many here in Calgary). However, since I've bought ...
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Weight of wheels vs. weight of tyres

On my touring bike, about a year ago, I upgraded my tires from the low-end stock ones to better lighter ones. The weight gain was 205g per tire so 410g on the whole bike, plus a few grams on the tubes ...
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Can I change a 26“ to a 24” tire on a Huntington Schinn Women's tire?

I recently purchase a Huntington Cruiser by Schwinn. The standard tires are 26". I am new to cycling and am having a hard time finding information regarding tires and frames. I would like to change ...
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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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Can I use a 26x2.0 tyre? [duplicate]

Hello first time posting here! I am not a mtb expert so I'm sorry for the noob question here :D I have a beginner mtb which is 5 years old and I will have to change my tyres as they have worn out. My ...
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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 ...
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Tubeless Tyre Repair

Last year I got a puncture in my tubeless tyre from a chunk of glass during a multi-day 500 mile ride (see photo below). The sealant did its job quickly and efficiently, and the seal has held without ...
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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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Mystery puncture — caused by inner end of ice spike?

I had to change my back tube yesterday and couldn't find anything by eye or by feel on the inside of the tyre, by eye on the outside (it's a schwalbe winter so you can't find anything except its own ...
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How much air loss over time is considered normal / acceptable for a road or hybrid tire?

I'm looking for a rule of thumb as to how much air loss over time is considered acceptable / normal for a road or hybrid tire. Surprisingly I have not been able to find much on this upon Googling. ...
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How wide is a 2.2" MTB tire?

I brought my MTB into reputable local bike shop to swap out a worn 5 year old tire. Front and back had 2.2" tires that were actually 2.2" wide. Mechanic says he has a new tire of the same kind ("...
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Is it safe to use a bike tire that was on a wheel that got tacod?

My bike recently got into a crash (I was not on it) and both wheels were taco'd. Is it safe to take the tires off and use them on a different wheel? What could go wrong and what should I look out for?
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How wide of tires can I run on a Victory Vision road bicycle?

I'm new to road bicycles, sorry if this question is beat to death. What I'm wondering is what to measure as far as frame clearance, rim width, etc. to put the 'widest tires that will fit' on my road ...
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Mixed Tire Size and Speedometer Setting

Which Circumference do you use on the speedometer (Cateye Strada Wireless) when running a larger rear tire versus a smaller front tire (25 verus 23)? Does the larger tire determine speed, distance, ...
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What solutions are there for a tyre that won't stay seated?

I've got a Schwalbe snow and ice 700x38 (also marked 40-622) on a Mavic A319 (19 mm internal width). This, according to Sheldon should be an ideal combination (and if it wasn't, the failure ...
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Hole in road bike tire

This is 700x25 continental Ultra Sport II I noticed there are two holes in both tires, and wonder if this is a manufacturing fault, or simply a wear indicator?
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What is the smallest width of a tire for a given rim width?

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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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 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 ...