Questions tagged [tire]

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

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Would you ride with this tire with cuts in the sidewall?

I have a next to unused GP5000 road tire, 25mm, which unfortunately has three cuts in the sidewall. I would like to ask, if it these constitutes a safety problem - or if they rather are to be looked ...
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How to mount tires without tire levers?

Videos like this give the impression that mounting a tire with your hands only is stupidly easy. Now during my life I've mounted quite a few tires myself (probably ten times at least), always trying ...
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Why am I suffering from repeated flats same spot on wheel?

I’m an avid rider- have ridden about 7,000 miles (11,200 km) in the past 4 years with 2 flats total. This year I’ve had the following Flat in front wheel right across from the valve stem. I replaced ...
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Is a 650B wheel good enough for a tandem?

I'm restoring/updating an 1970 Fresh Tandem that has a 26" wheel (700D x 1.40) and I'm thinking about swapping the wheel set with something a little more modern and accessible like a 27.5" 650B ...
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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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Pump/PSI issues

Good afternoon I have recently bought/installed new inner tubes and tyres (26" x 1.95") for my bike as attached (https://www.vandorm.co.uk/collections/26/products/vandorm-26-schrader-valve-inner-tube ...
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Differing tire sizes on tread and side wall

While working on my bike the other day, I noticed that there's what appears to be a tire size on the tread. It says 27.5x2.35 Thing is ... this is a 29 inch tire. It also says so on the side wall, ...
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Can dry cracking on tires be repaired?

In my dry northern climate rubber tires get dry and crack especially if I was lazy and left them out side. This happens overwinter where they seem to freeze dry but in summer too if I've left my bike ...
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Replacing vintage bike tyres

I have a 1980 Peugeot road bike and the tyres need replacing. The existing tyres say: 700 x 25c 25-622 Which I thought was pretty standard? Someone in the Decathlon bike shop told me this was niche ...
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Am I too heavy for my road bike tires?

I am wondering if bike tires have a weight limit. I have to admit, I am a large guy at 6'3" 250lb (190 cm, 113,5 kg), and I have always had issues with my road bike's tires getting pinch flats. I ...
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Tubeless tires and compatibility [duplicate]

Can 25mm tubeless tires fit on a wheel that previously had 22mm tubeless tires? I have a set of wheels that previously had 22mm tires on it. There is no description of tire compatibility listed on the ...
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What are the hazards and risks if I keep using a worn rear tyre?

I found similar questions: What are the risks of fenders/mudguards? What are the risks of untrued wheels? But I haven't found a structured analysis on the subject of tyres. Stack exchange ...
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My tyre has hollow knobs, is it normal/desirable/essential for maker to disclose?

I noticed my back tyre has hollow knobs and I can't remember ever seeing this before. Some of the knobs have turned out to be hollow inside. I know YGWYPF, my questions are: Is it normal? I got no ...
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Size 29×1.9/2.125 inner tube into my 700×40

I just put a size 29×1.9 inner tube into my 700x40 hybrid tyre. Is it safe to use? Thank you
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Perfectly round holes on new Schwalbe Pro One tire

Two days ago I installed a new pair of Schwalbe Pro One Race Addix (tubeless setup) and went for a first ride yesterday. Today i saw that both tires had some (5 or 6) perfectly round little holes ...
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Back wheel continuously coming loose

I’m a total amateur when it comes to biking... I recently purchased a new Bergamont Summerville N7 and took it out today for the first time longer than an hour (I’ve had it a week and been to the ...
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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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Swapping MTB tires for more grip and less puncture, going tubeless: is it worth?

I own a CUBE Acid MTB, which is mainly aimed at entry-level/XC riding, although (since this is the only bike I own righ now) I do ride it in somewhat more aggressive trails, almost enduro. The bike ...
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Solid tyres for child's tricycle

Is it still possible to purchase solid white rubber tyres? I need some for a Raleigh Tiger child's tricycle I am renovating the size in the side wall states 12 x 7/8 there is 300mm also on the side ...
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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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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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How do I inflate this bicycle tire valve? [duplicate]

I inherited this bike with this funny looking stem. Is this broken? How do I inflate it?
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Bicycle tire size between 590-584

We have a old bike with a small tire problem 26 590 is too loose and 26 584 is too tight so is there something in between?
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Fitting 630x32 tire on a rim 622x19 rim

I was wondering if i would be able to fit my 630x32(27x1 1/4) tire on a 622x19 rim. Seems that the tire is a bit too big for the rim... i didn't think 8mm would make a difference. I know the width is ...
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Why does my front mountain bike wheel sway left and right slightly?

Went to a bicycle shop he said could be screw loose but after he tighten it still swaying to both side slightly once awhile
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GT MTB - New tires - same size front/rear or a mix? (based on my needs below)

Probably questions about tires are an everyday-question on this forum. I own a GT mountain bike. I was running some tires more for dirt/off-road, but where I moved to live now I have also been ...
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Is 13 years too old for an otherwise new-condition tire?

I was reading some product reviews for bike tires and came across a complaint from a customer who had received "new old stock" tires. Here's the relevant part of the review: Feb 07, 2020 ...
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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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What size tyres will fit my wheel? [duplicate]

My bike wheel was recently stolen and I found this old Bontrager AT-550 wheel in my shed. It's a 29er from my research and I'm wondering what size tyre would fit that would be decently smaller than ...
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Help with replacement tire and tube for little girls bike

Good Morning, My 4 yr old received an old bike from one of the neighbors today, unfortunately both tires are flat and cracked and there may be damage to the inner tubes as well. I am not able to go ...
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What modern wheel and tire size could be replaced from 32-630 ( 27 x 1 ¼ ) wheels

Referring from the question, specifically, what is the closest modern wheel size for my old 32-630 ( 27 x 1 ¼ ) wheels. It's hard to find rims and tires for that size now a days. I'm looking for the ...
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Can I fit a 32-622 tire on a 32-630 rim?

Can I fit a 32-622 tire on a 32-630 rim? The tire diameter is 8 mm smaller than the rim, so it's going to be tight - but will it fit with some extra force, and might there be any other problems?
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What tube do I need to buy for a Cube SL Road Race Bike?

Sorry for such a newbie question but I truly am in need of some guidance to make sure I buy the right thing. I recently bought a Cube SL Road Race which I've been out on a few times, covering about ...
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Is there a permanent (non-emergency) patch/boot for a tire, NOT for a tube?

I have a discontinued tire with a tiny hole in the sidewall. I’d rather keep/use the tire if possible. I’m very familiar with emergency tire boots, but those are for emergencies. I’ve left them on ...
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Adult stabilizer wheels ,16" wheels mount securely to bike frame

**The wheels work great as long as you are going in straight line , problem is turning . very difficult , i have both wheels about 1.5" above ground.Turning requires a great shift of how you are ...
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Do tubed tires fit all rims, or is there anything I should watch out for?

My bicycle is about 25 years old and for the past decade has been sitting out on my balcony (dry, but outside temperature, which around here means from -15°C to +40°C or so). Lately I've been thinking ...
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Can I use Giant Talon as a road bicycle?

I bought a Giant Talon bike and I got thinner tires. Can I use it for road and streets now?
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Changing tyre size on a Specialized Vado 3 [duplicate]

Hi I have Vado 3 Specialized ebike with 700x47c tyres fitted. Need to change soon. What are your thoughts on downsizing to a 700x38c tyre to reduce road friction and improve rolling on tarmac?
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Replacing pneumatic bicycle tires with Honeycomb Hole non-pneumatic tires

Can I replace my 24×1.95" pneumatic bicycle tires that came stock on my Yukon Trail Navigator SF24 ebike with 24×1 3/8" Honeycomb Hole type solid non-pneumatic bicycle tires?
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Looking to get correct size bike

I'm 59 years old, 6'6" with 36" inseam, I presently have a carbon Teschner road bike. looking for at either a gravel bike or hybrid bike I have not decided yet, but my main concern is getting the ...
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Settings in my computer

I have a Trek Silque, 2017. What centimeter size should I be using in my computer for figuring correct distance?
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My new mountain bike tyres with presta valves do NOT inflate

I purchased a brand new bike from auction several months ago and although the tyres were pumped up a little they were not pumped up fully. I purchased a presta valve adapter for my old pump and I ...
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Trek FX 7.7 rear tire is rubbing the frame

I have a Trek FX 7.7 and the rear tire is rubbing the frame with 100psi in the tire. Stops rubbing at 96psi. I have 26mm Continental Grand Prix 4 Season tires. The original tires were Bonetrager ...
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Tire for both road and wheel on turbo trainer use?

I'm looking for a rear tire for use both on the road and on a wheel-on turbo trainer. I'm currently using a fairly cheap road tire, but I'm finding it slips at higher resistances. I don't want to buy ...
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Using 622x13c rim with 28mm tires? [duplicate]

I just recently bought a used Orbea road bike. The tires are currently iRC Jetty 700x23c on Omega ETRTO 622x13c rims. is possible to change my tires to a bigger ones than the existing/ Possibly ...
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What are the consequences of riding a bicycle tire backwards?

When putting a new tire on a bicycle, there is usually a note somewhere on the sidewall showing the direction the tire is supposed to rotate when you are on the bicycle. However, the last time I ...
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Multiple double holed punctures on the rim side of tube

Got a new trainer tire, so I removed the regular tire and tube from the rear rim and replaced them with the special trainer tire and a thinner tube. When I plied the old deflated tube for storing, I ...
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Tire selection for winter trike riding?

I'm thinking of trying out some winter riding on a recumbent tadpole trike. (ie the single drive wheel is in the rear). With regular tires it slips all over the place; of course you can't really wipe ...
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Different size tyre has arrived than ordered [duplicate]

I normally get my local bike shop to change my tyres but due to the COVID19 Pandemic they are not open. I have a Ridgeback Terrain 2 that came fitted with 27.5 x 2.10 tyres I ordered that size of tyre ...

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