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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 keep using my outer tube tyre with a hole in it

I was riding down a nice smooth bike path the other day (at speed), and there was a branch full of thorns about 10m ahead of me, straddling the path. I couldn't have gone around it. One of the thorns ...
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Has any one ever rode on solid tires? [duplicate]

There is s companay called Tannus tires. They manufacture solid bicycle tires. Has anyone ever biked using solid tires on A mountain bike? Do solid tires give a comfortable ride? What is the cost ...
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Giant Revel 29er 2015 - maximum width of tire I can fit?

I own a Giant Revel 29" 2015 which has 2.1" wide tires. I want to go wider. What's the maximum size of tire that I can put on these rims?
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What do the symbols on a tire mean?

What do the symbols on tires mean for example kenda nevegal (54-559) k1010-009 1113513C /\ / 167 (/\ / symbol of two triangles) NYLON I want to find out when my tires should be replaced. ...
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What might cause my tyre to deflate to a certain point and then remain there? [duplicate]

This doesn't make sense to me. If I inflate my tyre to max I can cycle to work. Later on, the tyre is a bit deflated. Enough to be OK to ride on if I'm careful about potholes. However it never ...
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Park MTB at work without Kickstand [duplicate]

This might seem like an odd question but I am really wondering. Up to now I used my trekking bike to commute to work and I never had any issues to leave it in the bicycle floor parking rack due to its ...
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Should I remove foreign objects from my tyres if I'm running tubeless?

I have been running a tubeless setup on my bicycle and have picked up a number of foreign objects (e.g. thorns and glass shards) in the tyres. The sealant is doing its job and I am not losing ...
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Measuring for and buying new MTB tyres

I'm slowly upgrading things on my 26" Scott Aspect, I now need/want to get some new tyres. I think the tyres on there at the moment are 26 x 2.1 Firstly, is that 2.1 Inches? - what are these things ...
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45mm fenders + Schwalbe Little Big Ben

I'm building an All-City Space Horse with 700C Velocity Dyad rims and 45mm Velo Orange fenders. What do you think the maximum tire width will be that I can use? I'm thinking of getting Schwalbe Little ...
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Should I replace my tyres with something thinner?

I'm looking to buy a preowned Voodoo Marasa 2014 hybrid bike (full spec available here). The bike comes with the original 700 X 45C tyres, but I'm wondering if it is possible to replace them with ...
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Its about the wheel size [closed]

I have recently been scammed by a seller into giving me a 20inch wheel rather than a 26inch one. I didnt have time to check and have left that country where i bought it, forever. Now as i am 17 i ...
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Does a fat tire ride softer than a skinny one at the same pressure?

Fat tires are associated with good bump absorption. Is this due to their fatness, or is it due to the low pressure with which they can be used? If I pump a fatbike tire to 120 psi (yes, that would be ...
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Can I fit a 26x3.5 tire on a 26x4.0 rim?

i have a sondors bike that comes with a 4.0 fat tire. i am tring to find a street tire for my fat boy i only found one and its 3.5 not 4.0 STREET TIRE
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Widest tire safely fit on rim

What is the widest tire that I can safely fit on a rim that measures 700x19.6 (outside)x14 (inside). It's got 25's on it now. I'd like to go up to 28.
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Can I fit a 26x1.25 tyre to wheel with current tire 26x2.1 [duplicate]

I've just bought a tacx turbo trainer and want to get a tacx training tyre for my mountain bike. Can I fit a tacx 26x1.25" training tyre to my wheel with current tire 26x2.1" ? Thanks Matt
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What's easier to change: largest or smallest tire for rims that support multiple sizes?

I have a set of rims which state their size is: 26 x 1.50/1.75 Which I believe means I could take tires which are any: 26 x 1.50 (40-559) 26 x 1.625 (44-559) 26 x 1.75 (47-559) The new tires I am ...
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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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Can I put 700x32 tyres on my Avanti Blade?

I'm kitting out my 2006 Avanti Blade for some touring in Tasmania, and the tyres need replacing. Currently they've got some 700x28's on there, but I want to go a bit thicker for touring in case I need ...
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silicon spray to treat porous inner tube?

A friend of mine claims that porous (very slowly deflating) tires with inner tubes can be treated by the following procedure: Let the air out. Elevate the bike so the tire is of the floor (no ...
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What are the benefits of going from 25mm to 28mm tire?

I went from a 23mm to 25mm tires on my '07 Tarmac Expert. The change was a blessing as I was able to do everything with more confidence. A part of it was for going from Gatorskins to Grand Prix 4000s ...
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Mountain bike, one road bike tire. Front or back?

I have a road bike tire and was going to put it on my mountain bike since I use it to commute to work. Should I replace the front or back tire? Which will give me the better performance?
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Performance difference between 700x28 vs 700x25 tires?

My bike originally came with 700x26c tires so I assume I can easily go to either 25 or 28 Actually the Shimano WH-R540 is 19mm which supposedly doesn't go below 28 but there is 25 on there now anyway ...
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What happens if a tire goes flat while I am in a fast turn?

So, the other day, I was riding along and got a flat tire. I was at the bottom of a large hill where I often find myself travelling 30 or more miles per hour (as per my speedometer) about it's many ...
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Is there a work around to a presta valve not engaging a tire inflater pin?

I believe that either the schrader adapter I'm using is too long or the pin for the presta core isn't long enough for me to be able to use an air compressor. It works fine with a floor pump since a ...
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What type of wheel fits a 700x38 tire

I have a Kent brand fixie bike with 700x38c tires and I am looking for a new front wheel what size should I buy
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On which weather conditions should I choose my bicycle with studded/spike tyres?

I've recently bought a new bicycle for my daily commuting and fitted my old bicycle with studded/spike tires as a dedicated winter commuting bicycle. (They're Schwalbe "Winter" tyres, not "...
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Will 26 x 2.0 tire fit on bicycle with 26 x 2.125 size tire

I am planning to purchase Maxxis Larsen TT 26 x 2.0 tire for my Firefox Cyclone D 26 bicycle. My bicycle currently has 26 x 2.125 tire. Just wanted to know if the above Maxxis tire will fit or not.
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Snow and Ice tires for road bike?

I have a road bike that have just enough clearance for 700x28c (continental pro4 endurance 28c). Obviously, this is not the best bike for winter conditions, but what are my best options for tackling ...
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modifying tire sizing

I use Schawlbe Durano Plus 700X23C on Bontrager TLB 622 X17 ERD rim and want to change to a thinner tire as a 21C Can I make this tire change on the same rim? If this is possible wich tire brand? TKS
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Uneven inner tube when inflated inside the tyre

I have bought a new inner tube that, when I inflate it inside the tyre, it stands out in the part of the valve. In the beginning I didn't realize but riding the bike it felt OK with a small bump ...
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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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Which gear is this?

The tire on my bike below needs to be changed, but I am afraid of taking it off because of the internal seen below. My concern is that if I take the wheel off then I either break something in the ...
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There is a grinding feeling at the end of my pedaling at high speed

I bought a road bike about 6 weeks ago, but I just only realised it now that at the end of my pedaling (when either foot pushes down), I can feel a bit of a drag/friction/grinding on either pedal. I ...
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Replacing a 1950s or early 1960 solid rubber 20" bicycle tire

How can I replace a '50s or early '60s 20" solid rubber bicycle tire? I have been looking everywhere. The wheel measures 17" by 1 1/2". New ones are too small to fit. Any information would be ...
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Reinstalling tire after replacing inner tube, how important is it that tire bead is even along rim?

Replacing my inner tube, I've been having some trouble getting the tire back on the rim with the bead completely even throughout. For an example of what I'm talking about, see this segment of a ...
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Can I use a 650cc tire on a 27x1 1/4 rim?

I just got these brand-new, never-touched CONTINENTAL HIGH PERFORMANCE road tires and went to install them on my bike when realized they seemed just a bit to small for my 27x 1 1/4" rim, so I checked ...
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Parking a bike with wide tyres in a narrow bike rack

I park my bike at work in a rack like this: At the moment I have 26 x 1.9" knobbly tyres and the wheel just squeaks into the rack. However I'd like to replace these with 26 x 2" Schwalbe Marathons ...
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Do these bicycle tubes fit my tires?

I have an old race bicycle and the front wheel got flat (hole somewhere) it has the following tires: 28 / 32 - 630 (27 X 1 1/4) HS 159 I bought twice of these: 2 x Schwalbe Marathon GreenGuard ...
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23, 25 or 28mm tyres for very smooth, flat road - what's fastest?

One of the runs I do on my roadbike is a very straight, flat, very smooth strip of road. Everything I read recommends wider tyres because of less rolling resistance. Where does tyre weight come in? ...
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Any fix for a schrader valve that won't open?

I have the all too familiar problem of being unable to pump up my tyre :( It's not a problem with the pump (because it works on the other wheel) so I guess there must be something wrong with the ...
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Puncture in tube with sealant

Had a thorn in my tyre last night, the tube has sealant in it, which worked. How long is it likely to last, or should I change/repair the tube as soon as possible. 28 mm almost slick tyres running ...
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Slick tires and Knobby tires vs Bumpy roads!

My question is if Slick tires can support bumpy roads better than knobby tires? I ask this because I'm currently working doing delivery all around Manhattan and unfortunately I get some bumpys roads ...
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Compatibility of pressure gauge with valve

I have a tube with schrader valve, for which I want to buy a pressure gauge. Is there a specific type of nozzle for different types of valves? How many types of such nozzles are available for ...
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Bike modification/alteration [duplicate]

Base on the photos as shown, is it possible to apply the following modification/s and/or alteration/s: a. replacement of wheels from 20" rear-18" front to 16" both rear and front. b. installation of ...
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Replacing a bike with different tire sizes

I recently bought a bike with different tire sizes (20" rear and 18" front) now I want to replace both with a 16" tire is it possible? Also, the rear suspension mechanism is totally unknown to me even ...
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After bump, bicycle feel as though tyre is flat (it is not)

I ride a 1970s steel-framed french racing bike. A couple of days ago I went over a small pothole whilst leaning on the front brakes at some speed, and although nothing happened it's since felt strange ...
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27.5 x 2.00 tyre, is different width a problem [duplicate]

like i said i have a 27.5 inch by either 2.2 or 2.0 (rather 2.0 but i'm not 100% sure) width and there aren't many tires with size 2.0 in shops at my place. Probably will go with a different width and ...
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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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Why might my inner tubes be getting consistently punctured?

I recently had a flat and replaced the inner tube. It pumps up just fine, but then when I leave it and come back it's completely flat. I replaced the tube twice more, with the same result each time. ...