Questions tagged [tire]

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

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Replacing 700x32c with 700x35c - does it matter? [duplicate]

I need to replace the front tyre and tube on my Ridgeback Motion commuter bike. I accidently asked my helpful shopper to get me 700x35c when what I'm replacing is 700x32c. Does it matter? Will this ...
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Tyre won't deflate completely/starts inflating itsself at a certain point

I noticed a flat tyre on my bike this morning and wanted to change/patch the tube. But now the following problem arised: I don't seem to be able to completely deflate the tyre, after it hits a ...
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Fitting a new tyre and cassette

Hello I recently had one of the cogs on my cassette snap due to lack of care on my side obviously (the smallest one). This occurred due to my chain skipping and putting an unfortunate amount of force ...
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Tire and size recommendation [duplicate]

I'm resurrecting my 1995 Mongoose IBOC Zero G bike after several years in storage. I need to replace the tires and tubes. I will be riding almost exclusively on paved or groomed trails so I don't ...
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Does the safe pressure of tubeless tire change with a tube?

I have a brand new Goodyear Vector 700x28c Tubeless Complete tire and the max PSI written on the sidewall is 85 but the non-tubeless 28c version is 110 PSI. My question is can I pump my tubeless tire ...
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Pirelli tires (mixing 700X23c and 70025c)

A bike shop (whom I trust) replaced my tires with new 700X25c Pirelli P Zero Zello 4S front and rear, the rear tire did not clear the fork/frame for some reason, they switched the rear 700X25c with ...
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Can I use 2.3-2.6 tubeless tires for 2.1 rim [duplicate]

I have recently bought a MTB and it came with 27.5 x 2.1 wheels. The first thing I wanted to upgrade was to go tubeless but can’t find any tubeless tires for 2.1 tires. I wanted to know if it is ...
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What could cause tyre split like this?

I had a shop convert my Avanti mtb to an ebike. The tyres were replaced (from knobbly to road) as part of the job. I’ve ridden it maybe 5 hours tops for a 3 commutes and a tame off-road ride locally. ...
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Tyre Resizing for montra trance pro [duplicate]

Thanks in advance for the replies. I own a montra trance pro hybrid cycle. The current tyre size is 700 X 35 c. Can someone suggest if I can put slimmer tyres and if yes what size can I put? Regards ...
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How to choose a rim that makes tire removal and installation easy

The stock rear rim on my bike got bent pretty badly and a bicycle shop replaced it with a new one. I hate the new rear rim! Its almost impossible to get off-on any tire! The front rim is the stock and ...
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Tyre not aligned with rim [duplicate]

So I just replaced my bike rim since the spokes & hub were way too old. I go on and and install same tyre but with new inner tube - so essentially only things that changed are rim and inner tube. ...
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Big crack on my Schwalbe Marathon Plus tire

Is it still safe to ride the below tire, or should I replace it?
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How much faster does a mountain bike go with slick tires vs. knobby tires

Let's say a person has a mountain bike. How much faster would this person go (on long roads, not commuting) when using slick tires (the kind commonly used on road bikes) vs. using knobby, mountain ...
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Why my innertube is so big

So my old tyre had markings 32-622 and 700x32c. I bought new tyre with those specs and that is fine. It fits perfectly on the rim. But I bought inner tube with those specs and it seem it is way to big ...
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The truth about Inner Rim Width

I'm thinking about putting a bit wider tires on my mountain bike, but I'm having problems distinguishing facts from fiction about minimum required inner width rim for a tire. I have two mountain bikes ...
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Vittoria Corsa 25 mm clincher on 14 mm rims [duplicate]

Currently I have 23 mm Continental tyres on my rims with 14 mm inner width. I plan to buy Vittoria Corsa 25 mm clincher tyres. Concerning clearance it should work out fine. Is it safe and does it make ...
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Why do we need air-filled tires?

Why do we need air in bike tires? Having changed hundreds of annoying flats, carried a change kit for thousands of miles, and pumped up tires before pretty much every ride, I got to wondering: why do ...
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My new tubeless tyres wont stay inflated

I had some new tubeless Sendero gravel tyres put on my 650b HUNT wheels. They refuse to stay inflated. Both of them. I am guessing the sealant has not been properly distributed by the bike shop? Any ...
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Sidewall cut on brand new tyre - permanent fix possible?

I bought a new set of tyres (Continental Grand Prix 5000). Being an idiot, I managed to cut the sidewall of the tyre with a knife while removing the packaging. I have looked at repairing it, and came ...
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How easy is it to explode a tubeless tire whilst seating, and how do I avoid this?

I installed tubeless tires about two months ago, but the back tire had been leaking fluid and yesterday went completely flat. All the fluid inside has dried up and a lot of it had built up between the ...
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Does tire need immediate replacement?

I have received a hand-down bike from a friend that had a punctured inner tube which I have since patched, however during my fix I noticed that the tyre is not in the best condition when looking at ...
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Tubeless tyre punctured on the ride

I have a question, what is the best method to fix my tubeless road tyre if I have a puncture while on a trip? I am searching for a fast method just to get home and fix it later.
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Bike Tire Spikes Role [duplicate]

I was investigating some weird noise when riding the bike and I realized the sound is made by some small elastic spikes on the tires hitting the chainstays. Do these spike have a role or they are just ...
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If I mount a standard (tube needed) tire on a tubeless compatible rim will it be easier to remove when I get a flat?

I'm running a tube in my tubeless compatible WTB rim and WTB Byway tire and am finding it nearly impossible to break the seal when I've gotten flats. If I get standard (non- tubeless compatible?) ...
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Tires not holding air at high pressure

I ride a Trek road bike with 25c tires. The recommended pressure on the tire is 100-130 psi. Before I ride I inflate the tires to close to the max pressure no problem and my pump works fine. But ...
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Mtb tires on road rim

I got a mountainbike from wich the back wheel completely bent. I can't fix it with a spoke wrench. The tire is a v-brake tire and I had a spare v-brake rim laying in my shed only problem is that it ...
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tire sizes do not match correctly

I have a tire size of 40-622 and 700X38: But when I look at the table I see that it does not match: 40-622 28 x 1-5/8 x 1-3/4 700 x 40C 28 x 1½ x 1,75 1995 Find tires 38-622 28 x 1-5/8 x 1½ ...
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Help identify mystery part?

This piece came with a CCM tire pump and I have no idea what it is or what it’s for. Can anyone tell me? Thanks.
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How does front projection affect stability?

So I was reading this article called Stability of a Bicycle by David E. H. Jones and in it he talked about how front projection affects the stability of a bicycle with a negative front projection ...
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Can i fit this type of tire [duplicate]

Am I able to fit 20x2.4 tires on my 20x2.175 Bmx rim? I dont know if im able to fit that type of tire beacause I want street tires
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Can I fit 28mm tires on this bike?

It’s a Jamis Ventura Comp : https://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeSpecs.aspx?item=23765 Thanks!
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Install tire on wheel

I bought a new wheel (Mach1 560, https://www.santafixie.com/en/mach1-560-rear-wheel-black.html) and a new tire (Michelin, 700cx35) without any default (no veiled). The point is I have problem to put ...
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Rear 700C tire on hybrid bike flat/deflating seemingly at random

I have a hybrid bike and I am having a very strange problem with deflating tires. My bike has 700C 35/43 tubes I have changed 3 tubes in the last 2 weeks because something very strange is happening. ...
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Problems changing tubed flat on tubeless compatible rims

I love my new gravel bike (Jamis Renegade Expat) (I do club rides and touring), but its tubeless compatible rims (WTB UST Tubeless) make it impossible for me to change a flat roadside by myself, which ...
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Mismatched rims, and tires that may be too wide?

I am currently most of the way through a 1x10 conversion of an old (early 90s) mountain bike. As part of the process, I had to replace the rear hub, and the only one I could find locally came ...
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Changing tyre size [duplicate]

A very basic question, sorry! I have a Giant hybrid bike, that currently has 700x38 tyres on 622x29 rims. I need to replace the tyres, as they are getting old and was wondering if I could change the ...
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Blowout on rear rim

Today while riding, my rear brakes locked up. While investigating, the rear tire blew up causing part of the rim on one side to split off. The tech at the shop said the brakes had worn through the rim....
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1.875" bicycle rim width

Last year I bought a used wheel set on marketplace from a guy that rides off-road/trail. He said they were strong and since I intended to put an electric motor w/assist on the bike I figured it couldn'...
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Trainer tire selection (hybrid bike)

I've been lurking for a couple months, but this is my first post and I still have a lot to learn. Background I inherited an old hybrid bike (Raleigh Dash EX) and an old stationary trainer, and I would ...
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Help to find the right tyre for my Scott ebike

I bought a bike just over a year ago and towards December I went into my local Halfords looking to replace my tyres and was told that my wheel size (he checked on the tyre that is currently fitted ...
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When is it time to replace my trainer tire

My trainer tire has cracks running along the length of the tire. They cracks seem to go in pretty deep, but don't go all the way around the tire. However it still has quite a bit of rubber on it and ...
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Why are non-folding tyres still manufactured?

Folding tyres are easier to mount and store. They are also a gram lighter. Why are non-folding tyres still manufactured? Why folding and non-folding tyres of the same model differ in price more than a ...
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Recommendations for 'upgrading' gravel bike with road tires?

EDIT: Several people have commented that I shouldn't ask for shopping recommendations -- fair enough, but really all I want is a more general discussion of the topic: whether it's a reasonable goal ...
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Schwalbe Marathon Plus vs Continental Gator Hardshell [closed]

Schwalbe Marathon Plus and Continental Gatorskin are two of the most established and most-discussed lines of tyres on this site (171 results and 90 results respectively if you search "Marathon ...
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Do tyre savers made of a chain catch debris as effectively as tyre savers made of a wire? Are they practical?

I get a lot of slow punctures in my rear wheel (I think mainly from glass), so have been looking into installing a cheap tyre saver there. They are meant to catch the debris before it gets pushed into ...
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What type of tyre is is the most shock absorbing, between MTB or Hybrid)

I want to setup my bike to the most shock-absorbing configuration possible. Rear and front suspensions are set to "soft", will look for a shock absorbing saddle, but how about tires? My bike ...
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First Hand Ride Comparison Vittoria Corsa G2.0 vs. Continental Grand Prix 5000 Clinchers 700X28 [closed]

I currently ride Continental Grand Prix 5000 clincher tires (i.e. inner tube and not tubular) and felt a noticeable improvement in ride quality between that and my previous Bontrager R3s. I am curious ...
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Front tire & downtube clearance - extremely dangerous?

I recently moved cities and met someone to buy a used "vintage" bike from them. While test riding at a slow speed I gradually applied the brakes. The front brake seemed to jump from light ...
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Why is my wheel going out of true after I mount and inflate the tire?

I’m wrapping up my very first wheel build (rear wheel), and I noticed that the wheel is going out of true after I installed the tire. Before installing the tire, I had the wheel trued pretty well (...
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27.5“ x 3.0” tires? [closed]

Last year, I acquired an SE-Bikes Maniacc Flyer 27.5"+. I live in Europe and now I have to replace one of the tires, the bike came with: Vee Tire Co. x SE Racing Speedster, 27.5" x 3.0" ...

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