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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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Tire Change Compatibility

I'm trying road bikes for the first time, and I'm rather unfamiliar with tires and how things are intercompatible. I'm thinking of getting a cheap Merax 608XC, and plan on taking it on trails such as ...
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Upgrading tires on my road bike

I'm very new to the complex world of bicycles, so apologies ahead of time... I have a 2012 Giant Defy 1 (https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/defy-1-2012) and am looking to upgrade the wheels to ...
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Rear Tyre torn at rim - what was the cause?

I had a blowout the other day. On investigation, it was a C-shaped cut in the tube. It patched okay and on reinstalling I found this culprit : The tyre is not new but its not old either - plenty of ...
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what is the correct tire size for a trek 7300 multitrack? [duplicate]

I have a trek 7300 multitrack hybrid bike. The tires and tubes are at least 7 years old and I would like to replace them. The rim does not have any sizing printed on it that I can see. The current ...
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700x28c on a triban 500se

read a lot of stuff online but nowhere seems to definitively answer; can 28mm tyres fit on a b'twin triban 500se, heard it would be close with the brake calipers and other clearances, not using mud ...
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what's the reason for different front and rear tire sizes on a XC MTB?

i just received my Moots Mooto X RSL, which i had previously ordered--it's a titanium 29" hardtail, spec'd for XC racing (eg, an upright geometry w/ 100 mm travel on ff, fairly high head angle & ...
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Puncture in SCHWALBE CITIZEN ACTIVE tire

Does anybody know what type of tire is SCHWALBE CITIZEN ACTIVE? I have a tiny punctures in it and have no idea how to fix. May be I wrong but I think it is tubeless. Should I bring it to service or is ...
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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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Could someone confirm my assumption about Btwin Original 520 Hybrid front wheel?

My friend has a Btwin Original 520 Hybrid Size M (Specs) His bike's front wheel was stolen and I would like to replace it with something cheap (no need for the dynamo hub, for example). I am a little ...
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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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Increasing speed and reducing effort on steel MTB on the road [duplicate]

I have a low end steel MTB, which is heavy by itself, and I also a heavy man weighting in at 100kg, and on my MTB I have knobby dirt tires. As you can imagine, riding on the road any faster than 20km/...
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Torn Michelin Pro4 Endurance tire

Used bike (no apparent wear on the tires), this happened after about 300km of riding of my own. Front tire: Rear tire: Why do you think this happened? Is it safe to use the rear tire further?
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“Real” wheel diameter [closed]

I have a 1983 Bianchi Bici 4, which I long ago converted into my errand bike, and the only one I'll lock up anywhere. It's got 32C tires on it right now, but they only just barely fit in the frame ...
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Is WTB Tubeless Compatible System rim incompatible with clinchers?

WTB is offering a rim/rim design described as conforming to a standard, the Tubeless Compatible System. The rim has a rounded well over the spokes along the center. Is this rim incompatible with ...
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Where to get tiny tyres (~12 inch)

I have a small Japanese (Nippon) fold-up bike and I need new tyres and tubes (road/commuting). The wheels are about 12" diameter*. Where would I find replacements please (preferably by web/post), ...
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Can i fit a 26 x 1.5 tyre to my wheel?

I have a Hybrid bike that has 26 x 1.95 tyres fitted, they are knobbly's and I want to change them for road tyres, I have seen a make that I like but it is a 26 x 1.5 Will i be able to fit them to my ...
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Schwalbe Marathon Plus and Micheli Protek Max: what are the fundamental differences? [closed]

The Schwalbe Marathon Plus and Michelin Protek Max are both tires that offer a 5mm puncture protection and a reflecting sidewall, which are both interesting features. The price is not the same, the ...
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Are there measurements of road bike tire friction coefficients?

I am trying to learn about the maxium lean angle of a road bike. I'm looking for measurements and comparisons.
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Inner Tube Replacement

I have a Schwinn Volare 1200 Youth Road Bike that need Inner Tube replacement...However, the 26 x 1.0 measurement of its tire is so hard to find. So, Is there any other measurements that can be used ...
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End of brake cable touches tire

On my Trek Domane SLR the end of the front brake cable touches the tire. It makes an enerving sound and I am a afraid it destroys my tire. I thought about using some tape, but that is not possible ...
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How important is tire tread on a mtb used for commuting?

I started back riding a bike around town last year, although I don't have a $600 mtb or road bike. I'm finding out a lot of interesting things that I took for granted when I first starting riding my ...
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Do I need to change my tyres for a week of riding around Loch Lomond

I have a comfortable Viking bike with its original tyres. I off for a week around Loch Lomond and plan to cycle on the various tracks around the area... http://www.lochlomond-trossachs.org/things-to-...
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5~10mm rupture (crack) on my tire - should I replace it?

This is on my rear tire. I ride about 100 miles a week and the tire has been fine. Will this lead to a blow out?
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What are these cracks in the side of my bicycle tyre called? Does this mean that my tyre is gone?

I found out cracks in my bicycle tyre. I am not sure if the tyre is damaged. Following is a picture for reference I would like to know what can be the possible causes for these cracks and how to avoid ...
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Generally, why Bicycle tires are thinner and Motorcycle tires thick?

I know, not all bicycles have thin tires nowadays, but generally why bicycles have much thinner tires than the motorcycles?
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Sidewall repeatedly splitting in same place on rim

Good afternoon, folks. Wondering if anyone has had this or a similar issue: I blew a tire a few weeks back and replaced the tube and tire after thoroughly inspecting the rim for damage. After a few ...
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How do I buy the right tires and tubes [duplicate]

I own a Haanjo Metro Plus from 2015. The rim of the back wheel says 622 X 23 and then in a different color 700 X 18/23ETRTO. My rear tire that came with the bike has to be replaced because it is ...
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Massive loss of pressure in my front tire but it still holds air

Last night I was riding into a parking garage with a steep decline before the entrance. I hit the bottom of the ramp hard and lost most of the tire pressure in my front tire in a split second. I ...
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Importance of tire width

How much of an impact does tire width have on the performance of a bicycle? I am in the process of buying my first real bicycle and am having trouble deciding between a more traditional road bike ...
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I got a new inner tube but it's letting air out

I've tested the new inner tube overnight, to check whether it's letting air out, and it does. Is the tire damaged or the inner tube?
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Seating issues with plastic wheels

On a Thule Chariot Trailer (back when sold as Trek), it came with the plastic wheels. I got it second hand so I assume the tires are stock. The tires are rated for 55 psi, but they slip off the ...
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How should I remove a tyre that's stuck to the rim with old sealant?

I have a wheel with a puncture. It seems to be a pinch flat (the air is shooting out in the direction of the rim) but I can't get the tyre off to investigate. This is an ex-tubeless tyre that I put a ...
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How can I stop air leaks unscrewing a tire from compressor?

Most portable car air compressors seem to have ditched the quick release attachment for Schrader valves in favor of a simple screw on attachment. Both of my bike's tubes leak a lot of air while I ...
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Tube compatibility for given tyre dimensions

My tire says: 700x40c 40-622 , is the tube in the picture a perfect fit?
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27.5 x 1.95 tyres what sizes can i change to

what other size tyres can i fit to these wheels? As I can only find mtb tyres and want to put a road tyre on? something faster with less tread
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optimal trail/monster-cross tyre width solution for 19mm rims on rigid bike

background I have a rigid 'adventure cross'/gravel road bike (Genesis Croix de Fer) though i run it with velo orange 'crazy bars' which have a bullhorn and a wide swept back position. it has 19mm (...
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Is it normal for a bike to skid even after both brakes are applied?

When I apply both brakes going at moderate speed, it takes a few feet before the bike stops and I can hear the rear tire skidding. The brake pad seems to be working fine since the wheels themselves ...
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Tire Rubbing Against Chainstay

The specifics: Have an older Litespeed Vortex (2005) frame. I think back in these days the super skinny 20mm tires were in vogue. Anyways it seems like the frame might be super optimized towards ...
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How to store tires in dry California summer

I found an excellent deal on some tires so I bought a few. I probably won't need them for a couple of years. In Southern California the winters won't drop below 30°F but I'm more concerned about ...
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1976 peugeot 10-speed bike correct tire pressure?

I have a 1976 peugeot 10-speed bike. What is the correct tire pressure? I ride over concrete sidewalks and rough, pitted asphalt roads and paths.
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MTN bike tyre sidewall wear question

I’ve noticed some wear in my mtn bike tyre sidewalls. Is this serious or can I get many more km from them?
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How does Slime coagulate and seal holes in tires?

How do tire tube sealants like Slime coagulate and seal holes? They can't coagulate like blood, because there's air already in the tube and they'd solidify. It also can't be in contact with moisture ...
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Will heavy tires make a difference for climbing?

I have a pair of conti 4 seasons and a pair of marathon pluses. I use the latter on a daily basis for commuting because of their puncture resistance, and haven't used the contis in a while now. I will ...
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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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Replacing Hybrid tyre

I have a bike with mtb tyres size 26*1.95. I am planning to put a smaller hybrid tyre. Is that possible. If so kindly let me know what size would fit. The rim size is 26*1.75.
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Open up blocked Dunlop valves

When I try to pump my bike tires (Dunlop valves), the valves resist letting air in. It's as if I'm trying to pump air through a blocked valve. If I push really hard and I have a lucky day, something ...
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Misshapen inner tube, is this evidence of it being incorrectly fitted?

I recently fitted new tires and inner tubes (Continental 700 25c). Today I had a fairly slow puncture, going flat in around 20 mins. I removed the tube and found that the puncture was at the edge of ...
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Choice of spare tyre and tube in Europe for 40-559(ETRTO) or 26"X1.5

I am currently having tyre 40-559(ETRTO) or 26"X1.5 and tube picture. But I recently thought of buying a spare tube and tyre(available on some offer). However, I had a hard time in matching it with my ...
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Can a (20*1.35) tire fit on my rim that has a (20*2.125) tire on it now?

Can a (20*1.35) tire fit on my rim that has a (20*2.125) tire on it now? Is there a general rule to know what tires are compatible with the rim? For information a friend has the exact same bike with (...
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Different turning behavior after changing tires

I recently replaced the both tyres on my tourism bycicle, going from a semi slick pair to a threaded pair, but keeping the same size, 700 x 28c. The semi slick I had were these while the new I have ...