Questions tagged [tire]

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

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Can one use a 26“ tube in a 27.5” tire or a 27.5“ tube in a 29” tire?

I upgraded my bike but have a bunch of old tubes lying around. Can I use them?
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Tire won't fit on the CR-18 Sun rim

I can't fit a Kenda tire (28-622 700 x 28c-28 x15/8 x 1 1/8) on my SUNRIM CR-18 rim. Is there an alternate size that will work?
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How to make studded tires

Has anyone ever made a set of studded tires? What did you use? I read about a method somewhere but I cannot recall where. I heard that you can: Drill/make a small hole through the tire Screw a ...
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32-622 tire too small for 622x19 rim?

I recently bought a Mavic A 319 rim with ETRO 622 x 19C and Schwalbe Marathon 28" tire with ETRO 32-622. Based on the tire sizing chart found at Sheldown Brown (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-...
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Can I avoid falling in the rain on a corner?

I was riding in the rain a few months ago and fell turning a 90° corner. Here are the details: Riding on a road bike with new 25mm smooth tires inflated to 100 psi (Cannondale Synapse with ...
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Mountain bike suspension fork

Hi i really need urgent help. I am going to buy a new MTB fork. It's straight steerer tube and threadless. I checked my tires but I have no idea what their size is. It's written 26 × 1.79 and TP 27. ...
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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 do I know which size and type of rim strip to buy?

I have a Gary Fisher mountain bike. I was changing the tube in my rear tire. The rim strip (rubber lining around the wheel to protect the tube from the spokes) had moved a bit so I went to adjust it ...
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Which way do I orient my bike tire's tread direction? and why?

I have a mountain bike tire that has stamped on the side something like: <----------front rear-------------> Which seems like a pretty clear indication that the tire should be oriented in one ...
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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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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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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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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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622-32 Tire on a rim size of 622-21 [duplicate]

I have 29er mountain bike. I just use it for commute within the city. I wanted to change the tires to slick ones. So I recently purchased Continental contact speed reflex tire having the dimension of ...
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Can I use a gas station air pump on a bike tire?

Someone pointed out that it may be risky, and it might not have the right kind of nozzle, but I don't have a bike pump at the moment. Does anyone else ever do this?
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Trainer tire for Specialized mountain bike with a Cycle Ops

I am looking for a trainer tire to use with my Cycle Ops and Specialized Hard Rock mountain bike that uses a 26 x 2.00 tube for outdoor. I have not been able to find this size in a trainer tire, what ...
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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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Should I rotate the tires on a (grown-up) trike?

I have a recumbent tadpole trike (though maybe this would apply to any style). Its two front wheels have a few degrees of inwards lean. The rear is of course perfectly vertical. I've read in another ...
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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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What tyre characteristics should I look for in a commuting tire? [duplicate]

I am living in London, but moving to a suburb where my commute would take me through a park. Being rainy England, the track can get quite muddy and my current tyres don't seem to be suitable. What ...
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Why are bicycle tires incapable of maintaining pressure over time, while car tyres seem to have less of a problem?

A typical car might have 2.5 bar tyre pressure, and use the Schrader valve system. A typical mountain bike might also have approximately the same tyre pressure, perhaps a bit more, and also use the ...
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Trek Multi-track 750 [duplicate]

I just purchased a Trek multitrack 750 1996 in black. I found it in almost perfect condition and want to upgrade the tires. What is the max tire size you can run on the 750 without any clearance ...
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Tire size switch out to wider tire , is that possible [duplicate]

I have a Bacchetta Sparta with 650x 23c tires, can I switch out to a wider tire ? Seems it would be more stable.
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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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Will tires with spikes on a loaded heavy touring bicycle puncture the tubes?

I am thinking of buying Schwalbe "Marathon Winter Plus" or "Winter" tires with spikes. I intend to use them on a touring bike which when loaded will have: about 25kg (55 pounds) of luggage (2x5kg on ...
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Why are puncture-resistant tires not used in professional races?

Having used with great satisfaction puncture-resistant tires for more than 8 years, and having seen how it can happen than in professional races tires can be punctured, I wonder why are puncture-...
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Risk of flat tire in bicycle

I am planning for a Ultra distance (~230 km) cycling. I don't own a good bicycle for that and when I was checking rental bicycles (Road bike & cross bike) one of the shopkeeper suggested me to ...
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Can you use slime (brand) auto tire “tubeless” sealant for a bicycle tube?

I'm used to using slime in my tubed tires, the bicycle sealant kind with the "red trim": but I noticed some "prevent and repair flat tires tire sealant, all tubeless tires" blue trim tire sealant, ...
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Can I put wider tyres on my bike [duplicate]

I have a Whyte 801 and I would like to put some wider tyres on. Currently has 2.25 maxxis tyres and on the rims it says 21mm. What size tyre could I fit on my bike?
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Is my pump faulty or my tyre?

I have recently bought a Specialized women's road bike and for the last couple of weeks was borrowing my boyfriend's hand pump with no real issues. Last night I finally purchased my own (Topeak ...
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What is considered the bead in this diagram?

I'm trying to understand wheels better and I googled Bead Seat Diameter and this image comes up a lot ... There are two components that look to be the exact same with one flipped vertically. Here is ...
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How do the wheels attach on this trike design?

How do the wheels attach on this trike design? Here are the design drawings. If you go to the section titled Steering Bridge Components you can see were it should attach. However it does not show ...
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How can I determine what these tire specs mean?

I am trying to build a space frame bike from the n55 project. They have some pretty cryptic "designs". What do these lines mean? FRONT WHEELS 24”x1.75 equipped with a reinforced axle (M12, 8.8) ...
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Unsure of Proper Tire Pressure

I purchased a new bicycle and I'm confused about the tire pressure. The guy at the bicycle shop told me to inflate to at least 100psi. However the bicycle itself has the words 'Maximum inflation - ...
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When are studded tires necessary?

Aside from racing or riding across a frozen pond, under what conditions do you find studded tires useful? I have never used them, and the worst I have had to do is take a day off when it is really ...
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Lower tire pressure on wider rims?

For a given tire width, can you safely run a lower pressure on wider rims? Background: My road bike can only fit up to 23 mm tires due to frame clearance, however my rims are a relatively wide 23 mm....
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Can I inflate to 8bar?

I am quite new in the world of urban cycling and I am liking it A LOT. for the sake of curiosity I want my wheels to be as hard as possible, know how this feels and how my bike behaves. As of now, ...
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Which tires are best for on and off road use? [closed]

My tires are worn out so I want to change them. When I am trying to change them, I want them to be to the best fit for the conditions I cycle in. I cycle about 30 km a day on roads ranging from ...
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What exact size tires ORIGINALLY came on an older Giant mens Cypress bicycle?

I have an 12-15 year old mens Giant Cypress bicycle. I am trying to find out what exact tire size originally came with the bike. I have been riding on smaller replacement tires that now need to be ...
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Older Road Bike Tire Size

I recently bought an older Takara road bike. The sidewalls look like they are rotting so I want to replace them but cannot read the size. I have tried a 700x250 tire but it does not fit. Any ideas ...
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Tire over inflated and went flat? [duplicate]

I thought my tire pressure was low. I pumped air to the maximum resistance and after four hour there was hissing of air continuously while I was asleep and it woke me, how can I fix it? It's a new ...
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Widest tyre you can safely fit on 700c wheel (17mm rim width) [duplicate]

I am riding a no-suspension hybrid with rigid reinforced fork and 700c wheels. I go on touring trips with very flexible itinerary. I stay on gravel/tarmac/trail 80% of the time but occasionally I like ...
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Can I use a Tubular tyre in a Clincher rim?

Just tried it - my trekking clincher rim was too deep, so have to use 4 layers of tape to keep side out of rim, but then tubular started to travel forward even during slow acceleration. Would you try ...
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Rolling resistance, comfort or puncture proof? [closed]

Edit: Adding another layer was useless, increased rolling resistance and XPS was squashed. Changed then to slider cut from old narow tyre, but best experience was changing back tyre to 623x23c - worth ...
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Putting a wider tire on my bicycle [duplicate]

Can I put a 24x3 inch tire on a rim that is normally for a 24x 2 1/4 inch tire
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Frequent flats on a trainer

I was using an old bike on a trainer and the tire fell to pieces. I had a local bike shop replace the tire with a special CycleOps trainer tire but the tube kept going flat. I just noticed that the ...
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Why did both of my inner tubes blow out on a new bike I've only put 4 hours on?

I bought a new Diamondback Trace hybrid bike about a month ago. Rode it twice for about an hour a piece and the last time for about two hours. I had no problems any of the times and inflated the tires ...
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Narrow tubeless tire on wide rim

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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Rim width and minimum tyre width? [duplicate]

I have a set of two rims which have an inner width of 24mm, both of them are hooked. It is unclear after looking around various sources if Continental Grand Prix 5000 in 32-622 might fit or may have ...
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Sealant in inner tubes: what's the difference?

I was thinking of converting my wheels to tubeless but my rims and tyres are not tubeless ready. I just recently learned that I can add tyre sealants into inner tubes. Can it prevent pinch flats like ...