Questions tagged [tire]

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

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Determine width of rim to match tyre

I need some 5 ray rims but the ones I find on the internet are way too expensive, so I decided to "roll my own" by creating a 3D model and having it machined from a piece of aluminum. I've chosen to ...
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My bike tire just started rubbing against the frame. Please help me fix it

the problem is the back tire just started rubbing against the frame. this literally happened 30 min ago. please help me fix it!!
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What to pay attention to when buying a used race bike

What to pay attention to when buying a used race bike? - the one with thin tires :) Thanks for advice guys! I ask because I am a beginner in bikes, but I would love a faster bike. Now I have a very ...
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44 622 / 700x45c what tyres to buy?

The marking on the existing tyre to replace is 44 622 /700x45c On sites like https://www.schwalbe.com/en/groessenbezeichnung.html 44 622 corresponds to 700x42c and 47 622 corresponds to 700x45c , I ...
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Presta or shrader valve for mtb?

Is it better to use presta or shrader valve for tubeless conversion on a mtbike, 29" 2.20 tire, and why?
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Why are almost all bicycle tyres cross-ply/bias ply and not radial construction?

Most times when I see a failed bicycle tyre (one where the threads are showing through) they look something like this, with diagonal threads clearly visible Here's a random manufacturer's cutaway ...
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Low profile tire suggestion for 27 x 1 1/8 wheels

I recently purchased a Japanese vintage early 80s Zunow bicycle. The wheels rim are Araya 27" x 1 1/8 and I need to replace the tires. After some research and recommendation from my local bicycle shop ...
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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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Wider tires offering faster speeds and safer ride?

I'm looking at riding again. I took a two year break after I crashed going down a hill when a tree branch was down and I went over my handlebars. I've always assumed that thinner tires were better ...
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For a studded tire that is available in both 29“ and 27.5” which will perform better in snow/ice all else being equal?

I"m looking to start winter riding. My soon-to-be bike, a 2018 Devinci Troy Carbon 27 GX 12S, is able to take both 29" and 27.5" tires. I prefer 27.5" tires, but would I have more control and ...
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Is it practical to switch from tubeless to tubes every few weeks?

Part of the allure of a gravel/cyclocross bike has been the possibly of having a "do it all" setup. I recently purchased a gravel bike with 38c tubeless tires on it, and I also have a set of 30c ...
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Can I change my tyre size from a 20x2.20 to a 20x2.30 with out changing my rims

I have a bmx with 20 x 2.20 tyres on it. Can I change them to a 20 x 2.30 and would I have to change my inner tubes as well.
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I keep destroying new tubeless tires!

My "Googling" haven't exactly yielded many results with people having such obnoxious issues with destroying tires as I do. In short, I destroy such a high number of tires that its becoming one of the ...
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Stop-A-Flat tube for 26 x 2.25 tire

I want buy Stop-A-Flat tube for my tire. Tire size is 26 x 2.25 Closest airless tube what I found, has size: 26 x 2.125 Is suitable that size for my 26 x 2.25 tire ?
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Rear Tyre torn at rim - what was the cause?

I had a blowout the other day. On investigation, it was a C-shaped cut in the tube. It patched okay and on reinstalling I found this culprit : The tyre is not new but its not old either - plenty of ...
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Restoring a 1954 Taylor tricycle

I am searching to replace the front tire. It has a Swan tire, but the size is more important. Measures 12 x 1.75 Pliable enough to remount on rim
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Can I replace 27.5x2.25 tire with a hybrid/road tire? [duplicate]

I am new to cycling. I recently got Jamis Trail X with 27.5x2.25" tires. This is a bit hard (not easier) on city roads. I was thinking about replacing the tires with max 1.5" wide hybrid or road tires....
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Generally, why Bicycle tires are thinner and Motorcycle tires thick?

I know, not all bicycles have thin tires nowadays, but generally why bicycles have much thinner tires than the motorcycles?
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Should tire pressure be equalized or slightly offset?

I am wondering wether I should match the recommended PSI of both my tires (equalized) or if I should have the front tire slightly more deflated than the back or vice versa (offset). Are there ...
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I am willing to switch from 700x23c to 700x28c (front) and 700x25c (rear)

I've just bought Orbea Onix TDI Road Bike that has 700x23c tires. They are very tough on the roads that I have around - I go to mountain highways and there's a lot of pavement cracks that feel too bad ...
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Why ride knobbies on a commuter?

For me, riding a bike is often practical, good for my health, the environment, etc., but I ultimately ride bikes because I enjoy it. I'm curious to learn about others' decisions for riding knobby ...
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New Tubeless Tires leaking from Molding Sprues. Manufacturing defect?

I recently got myself a new Giant Roam 0 with tubeless ready rims and Crosscut AT2 tubeless tires. Everything was assembled at the local bike shop. After having it a few days, I noticed that the tire ...
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Choosing good slick tires for a MTB

I have an MTB with tires that roll very badly on pavement because of plastic spikes. I'm looking to get a pair of slicks and I'm hoping to get some advice here. My bike is a 29", I think they current ...
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Can I put 700c tires on rims made for 27 x 1.25"?

It's getting hard to find any selection for my old Avanti 12 speed. it currently uses 27 x 1.25 inch tires. Can I put 700c tires without needing to buy new rims?
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Inflating toddler tires

I got my toddlers bike second hand & it looked like tyres were a bit flat. We brought new tubes & when I went to replace them I found that the current ones inflated. It seems that I can pump &...
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Puncture/Tear at base of air valve.

I have replaced three flats on my new bike and found each time a tear or hole at the base of the air valve. What can cause this.
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My rim exploded inflating on an automatic pump of a gas station. Should I reuse wheel's spokes/hub or buy everything new?

Today I went through this situation. Rims are Vzan Action with Formula Hub 36 holes. My rear tire was leaking. A guy patched up the tube and the problem persisted. I went to the bike shop and asked ...
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What pressure should a tire have?

I am a new bike rider. Over three months, my wheels are a little bit flat. However I am not too sure as to what pressure I should pump them back up to. Currently they show 25 PSI (172 kPa). It is a ...
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Innovation in cycle wheels

Do you think there is still some innovation that can be done to cycle wheels? Like changing the cycle spokes pattern? Or is it already in an optimised state?
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Tires explode way under rated pressure limit

I'm restoring my dad's old Jeunet racing bike from the seventies. First thing I did was buy two new tires. The old ones looked still OK, but wanted to take no risk with 40 year old rubber. The new ...
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Will my rims fit 25mm or 28mm tires? [duplicate]

I have a hybrid Dawes, about 25 years old. I think it's currently got 700x35mm. I would like to fit thinner tires but how do I know if the rims will accept them. Is there a way to know?
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Wheel Tire Height Change: 27Plus to 29

All, I have a 2017 Scott Spark 720. It has 27.5 Plus Tires on it 2.8 maxis recon which I run at 16/18 psi (amazing traction). I have been getting a lot of pedal strikes (In rocky/rooted turns, mild ...
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Heavy Rider (300lb+) - Please recommend a 26" tyre to avoid tyre pinch

I ride a hybrid on 26" rims currently fitted with hybrid tires. As I am 300lbs+ the rear tire runs permanently deformed/flat and the rims ride over the rubber causing tire pinch. Can anyone ...
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Questions about tubeless tires

I keep getting a lot of pinch flats even though I've pumped my 26x2.00 wheels to 280Kpi (65psi) and I've been thinking about converting to tubeless. But I don't have both tubeless ready tires and rims....
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Can you inflate a completely flat tire?

I haven't used my bike for almost a year and I need to start riding it again, but it appears I have a flat tire. I don't think there's something wrong with the tube cause I haven't used it for a ...
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Will these tires fit on my bike?

If I were to purchase the “Aluminum Road Bike Commuter Bike Shimano 21 Speed 700c”, would I be able to remove the tires that the bike originally came with, and replace them with some “Michelin Lithium ...
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Is it a problem to have tires of different width?

I received a new tire for my bike. I believe this is a "Hybrid bike" in English and looks more or less like that image courtesy of Wikimedia I use it to commute, 50% on bike paths and 50% on easy ...
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Can I fit slightly different tyre sizes [duplicate]

My current bike tyres are 26 x 2.0 (Manufacturer fitted tyres) Is it possible to fit 26 x 2.1 or 26 x 1.95 on these wheels or is this going to cause an issue?
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Are 23mm tires on a 25mm rim (21 mm internal width) safe?

Odd situation here, I'm putting together a 2nd road bike (I commute daily and need a backup for when my main ride needs adjustments, part replacements, etc). To stay on the economical side, I ...
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Rough riding bike!

I have a Cannondale touring bike with 27" x 1.25" tires on it. They are designed for an air pressure of 100 PSI (6.8 bar) which means I feel every bump on the country roads around here. I would like ...
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Can I use a smaller bike inner tube than it supposed to

My bike says I need a size 29" inner tube and I got a 26" wheel what’s gonna happen?
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Schwalbe Marathon Plus recurring puncture - options?

Does anyone have any experience of using puncture resistant tyres when they have been cut so badly as the object pierces the tyre right through? Being Mr. Unlucky, 2-3 months ago I managed to get a ...
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Can I run a Schwalbe Marathon 26" on a Mavic CrossLand UST rim?

I have a old 26" mtb that I still use for commuting and occasional weekend rides. I need to change the tyres as the current ones are very old. I would like to buy tyres with low rolling resistance and ...
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What pressure should I run? Front versus the back wheel?

I assume it is common sense you should run a lower pressure in the front wheel versus the back. I weigh 175 lbs (79kg), I have tires with max 120 PSI (8.3 bar), what PSI should I run in the front and ...
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Are there standards for tubeless tires/rims?

I still trying to understand tubeless systems (well, i understand the principal, but it's the implementation that I'm still confused) In this video, they show a cross section of a wheel rim and tire. ...
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Looking for suggestions on a mostly-road mixed-use tire [closed]

I'm riding tracks that are 90% on-road, 5% poorly paved cracked roads and 5% gravel, dirt, chips, etc. No mud. Basically: ride 5km to a park, ride 1km there, ride back. I'm pretty new to bikes. The ...
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Is it normal that the tyre fits effortless the rim?

I've been constantly having problems with my wheel going flat. I couldn't find anything on the rim but I changed the rim tape and I bought a new tyre. The old tyre was a bit worn. It was also fitting ...
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What to check after blowing tire off rim

Recently, after mis-reading "35-65 PSI" on a tire sidewall as "35-85 PSI" (in retrospect the unusually huge range should have tipped me off), I inflated a tire rated for 65PSI max to 80PSI. A few ...
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Tires won’t come off rims

Help! Have a Diamondback Release with Schwalbe Hans Dampf tires on Blanchard rims. Couldn’t break bead to get tires off as I wanted to convert to tubeless, even after trying tire levers for an hour ...
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Does sealant in tubeless tyres slosh around?

I'm getting interested in tubeless tyres for my gravel bike I'm curious about the liquid sealant that you put in the tyre. As I understand, it should stay liquid so that if there is a puncture, the ...