Questions tagged [tire]

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

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Does my rear tubular tire need to be replaced?

Does my rear tubular tire need to be replaced? It still holds air but I am concerned about my ride safety
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Vintage Peugeot Bike Tire Recommendation [duplicate]

I'm looking for a recommendation for the type and brand of tires to purchase for a vintage 70s "Sport 103" Peugeot. For casual recreational usage.The original tires were 27 x 1 ¼ gum sided....
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Changing tire from 26×1.95 to 26×1.75 [duplicate]

Can i change a 26×1.95 tire to 26×1.75 tire on the same wheel? If possible,am i need to change the innertube also?
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Can't inflate my bike tires

Received an old bike from a family member and I've tried to inflate the tires but whenever I attach the pump to the tire it seems that I can't inflate it. All I hear is a hissing and it feels like all ...
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What's the cause of this kind of tyre damage?

What's causing this type of damage to the tyre? It's a 25 x 622 tyre on a 13 x 622 rim. Tyre is a Schwalbe Active Line K-Guard. The tyre itself doesn't seem worn.
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My tire was slashed. Replaced the inner tube, but should I replace the tire as well?

Talking about a hybrid bike. As the title says my tire was slashed. It happened overnight and the cut is on the side, so I'm 99% sure it was slashed. I replaced the tube and have been riding without ...
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Why is a damaged bike tyre a problem?

I have seen / heard of cases where bike tyres get damaged (like for example riding on a flat). But what I don't fully understand is why the damage becomes a problem or whether the tyre actually needs ...
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Booting a road bike tire

I ran over a thorn which went through the tire and punctured the inner tube. The thorn left a small hole of about 1-2mm in the center of the tire. The tire is a pretty new Specialized turbo. ...
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What tyres will fit this ebike rim? [duplicate]

Out of an impulse buy - I now have a complete ebike kit with battery. Originally I wanted this to be put on a mountain bike but upon seeing how little the rim is - I don't think any mountain bike ...
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A road bike with bad tires to gravel bike upgrade [duplicate]

I have a road bike with tyres that aren't that great I want to upgrade for more wider and gripper tyres any recommendations?I desperately need it.The old tyres are Triban Protect 700 x 28 tyres. Tyre ...
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What might be causing my inner tubes to get rips behind the valve?

I'm on my third inner tube now and it's always the same problem: an oblong shaped rip on the part right behind the presta valve. I'm at a loss since instead of the valve side, these rips are appearing ...
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Which tire is compatible with DT swiss c 1850 wheel

Currently my bike Canyon Inflite SL7.0 has dt swiss c 1850 spline wheels which using Schwalbe 33-622 (28x1.3) size tire which is hard to find in India. Also, I have done 50T chainring conversation on ...
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Are Tubeless Continental GP5000s harder to mount than non-tl's?

I'm asking specifically about GP5000 tl vs. non-tl comparison. Context: I would like to convert to tubeless on my road bike, and my current non-tl GP5000 feel great, but fit my rims just barely (i.e. ...
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What is the best commuter bike tire?

My fiancee expressed interest in going on rides together, so I borrowed my mom's old purple Univega Via De Oro that's running 21sp Shimano STX-RC. I replaced the cables and overhauled the shifters, ...
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Replacing a 10" solid rubber tire

I have a 50s/60 Murray Ez-Step Two Step tricycle. The solid rubber front tire is cracked almost in half and needs to be replaced. I am having an extremely difficult time finding a replacement. Here ...
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My child seems to have difficulties riding bike - would different tires help?

My son is 6 years old, weighs about 20kg himself. The bike we have for him is this Merida Matts J20 which weighs about 13kg. His riding skills are fine but I get the feeling he's not comfortable on ...
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Gatorskin Wirebead vs Folding (Which gives a smoother ride)

This isn't your usual wire bead vs folding question, I realise whenever anyone asks folding always comes out better. I've just renewed the rear tyre on my Specialized Tarmac from the factory S Works ...
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Turning MTB to hybrid

I have one mountain bike with its own tyre. I would like to turn that to a hybrid. My MTB tyre size is 26×2.125 57-557 what size should I purchase if I am going with hybrid tyres?
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Protecting Tires from House Cats [closed]

I have a friend with several cats, one of which destroyed the material of their bike tires and is presumed to enjoy doing so.. having acquired new tires and tubes (but not yet put them on), how can we ...
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Multiple flat tires on front

My new bike is a Giant LaFree (electric pedal assist) with 26 x 2.35 tires. The tires are CST Metropolitan Palmbay. I have had multiple flats on the front. The leak is always on the inside of the tube ...
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Can I put a 2.3 mountain bike tire on what now has a 2.10 tire. 26 inch [duplicate]

I do see room for a 2.3 in front but in the rear, I don't think I could go any higher than 2.20 or 2.25. Both rims currently have 2.10 tires on a 2006 Santa Cruz Blur
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Can 700x28c wheels and tires fit in my MTB frame?

I have an old Giant MTB frame. It's got typical oversized aluminum tubing but with roadbike-esque triangle shapes. It's disc-brake compatible and I want to turn it into a commuter bike. The rear end ...
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How to best quick fix worn out tyre

I want to share my experience and ask for some further question on this issue. I was on a roadtrip as I found out that tyre on my rear wheel was worn out. I could clearly see the threading (if this is ...
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Mountain bike tyres unreliably lose and keep pressure?

I have a old mountain bike (10 years old) and for most of it's life it's sat in the shed (being ridden lightly maybe once or twice a year), only recently have I tried riding it regularly for the first ...
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Increase clearance between tire and frame

The tire on my bicycle rim slightly touches parts of my frame. Obviously, the rims are too large for my frame. However, is it possible to get tires with a lower "height" (see red arrow in ...
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Can the tire type and profile significantly affect balance?

I have been riding the same road bike, a Fuji Espree, for a few years and am very used to it: I used to be able to ride it without hands on the handle bar very easily, take 90º turns in city streets ...
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Can I fit 26x1.75 tires on a 26x2.1 rim? [duplicate]

I am opting to go with hybrid tires for my MTB instead of the standard 2.1 inch high grip tires, because i want lesser rolling resistance on urban roads. I had come across a 26x1.75 hybrid tires that ...
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Trainer bike tire does not go on nicely, am I doing something wrong?

I got a used trainer and trainer tire off of Fb marketplace. I installed the tire, pumped it to to the recommended 100 PSI and I noticed a bulge. I thought l had installed it incorrectly so I removed ...
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Doubts about Tire compatibility on my wheels? [duplicate]

I want to get a pair of 26 x 2.1 tires for my Bicycle. My wheels are compatible with these dimensions. A reputable store near me offers 26x1.95 tires. I am pretty sure that 1.95s are compatible with ...
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Fitting 1 speed tyres on 21 speed bike

My bike (A FireFox Sniper V) has 26x2.1 knobbies. I cycle on urban roads, so I decided to upgrade to 26x1.95 hybrid tyres from BTWIN. But they have mentioned that it is a 1 speed hybrid tyre. Will it ...
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Are these tires worn out or was it rather a manufacturing defect?

On both of my tires (conti 0101442 or 0100175, can't remember), I got a fissure running almost uninterrupted all the circumference. It's not in the middle, but rather shifted to the left, on both of ...
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Mountain bike tires going bald after few weeks

A few weeks ago I bought a decent mountain bike. It's not a fat tire bike but it had pretty wide and grippy tires. I rode almost 200 miles over the past few weeks on asphalt but tires are going bald. ...
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If I puncture a CO2 cartridge, will it last a while?

I bought a CO2 cartridge a while back. I think it is used to fill up tires. If I puncture the cartridge, will it last a while? Would it maintain pressure for at least 6 months?
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Does the glue in tyre repair kits expire?

I have a tyre repair kit that I bought ~4 years ago. I never used it. In fact, I never used such a kit in my life. Does the glue expire after some time, or is it good indefinitely? The tube is still ...
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Can / should you put a 28C tire on a rim with an ETRTO of 622 x 14

Setting aside the questions of frame and brake clearance for the moment, my question is whether or not I can install 28C tires on my rims which have an ETRTO of 622x14. I currently have 23C tires on ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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