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Questions tagged [tire]

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

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Which inner tube do I need to buy for 28 inch fixie bike?

I have a 2018 FIXIE Inc. Betty Leeds. https://www.fahrrad.de/fixie-inc-betty-leeds-white-694674.html These are the sizes of the tyres: Reifen vorne Marke: Kenda Typ: K-193 Größe: 28 Zoll ...
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How to deflate a tire properly?

I need to flatten my bicycle tire. What is the safest and best way to do this? What I mean by safest is: I want to reinflate it again afterward.
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I keep getting flat tires on my E-bike

I got my first flat a month ago and it was a snakebite flat. I got it by hitting a small bump on the road with low tire pressure. Since then I keep getting flats after a few days of riding. Every ...
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Can I swap a 700c onto a 26"/650b bike

Can I put a 700c (28") wheel on a 26" or 650b fork, it looks like I'll have plenty of room but I would need to get something to move my v brakes as they wouldn't touch the rim
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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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Calculate rolling resistance for foam filled tire

Let us consider a bike wheel. Does anybody know a way to calculate how much does rolling resistance changes if the inner tire volume is filled with foam instead of air? Let's assume a foam hardness ...
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Timing Yourself To Determine Gear Ratio/Torque

Since there are so many types of bikes IGR, belt, and gears, I have resorted to doing timed runs with the bike to determine how high the torque is. I throw it into the highest gear and ride on flat ...
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The difference between thin width of tyre and thick tyre width

According to physics doesn't it say that lesser the are greater to force or grip. So why wheelies performed on tyres with greater thickness?
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Force needed for tire and rim (removing/inserting)

Until now I used 26" rim with Schwalbe Fat Frank and Big Apple (range 2.15"-2.35"). Except for initial prying when removing tire I can perform all operations with my bare hands without a sweat. Today ...
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How do I avoid a pinch puncture?

Newly mended inner tube went down within 15 minutes of pumping up and without any riding or even sitting on bike. Handpump only so no idea of pressure. What did I do wrong/ how can I avoid it ...
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Carrera Virtuoso Road Pro 2008 Tyre identification

I don't suppose anyone knows the make and model of this tyre? These allegedly came as OEM on all Carrera Virtuoso Road Pro circa 2008, the Black and Blue Road Pro model. This has been bugging me as I ...
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Is this tire properly fitted on the rim?

My tires are 622 x 38C, and on the rim it says 622 x 21C (m̶i̶n̶i̶m̶u̶m̶ ̶t̶i̶r̶e̶ ̶w̶i̶d̶t̶h̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶r̶i̶m̶ ̶s̶u̶p̶p̶o̶r̶t̶s̶,̶ ̶I̶ ̶b̶e̶l̶i̶e̶v̶e the rim width). These tires cost around 18 dollars ...
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How can I improve my downhill mountain bike as a commuter?

I have started commuting recently to work and university with my bike. It's not ideal, but as it is, I'm not willing to invest in a new one, hence why I'm looking for suggestions to improve my current ...
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Should I change my Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyre?

I'm here trying to decide if I should get a new Schwalbe Marathon Plus for my touring bike. I've just finished a 6000km tour in Australia, riding on paved roads with a heavy load. Here's the looks of ...
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Could a flat tyre two days later be due to a clumsy service?

I had my bike serviced on Monday. Part way through the workshop called to inform me that they thought both tyres were perished and needed replacing. I trusted their judgement and gave them the go ...
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Does the tire tread reduce the likelyhood of getting a puncture?

I've been using the last year thickslicks to driver mainly inside my city and I usually tried to don't go through anything else but asphalt to prevent punctures. I've been wondering if going through ...
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Mavic Road UST Repair

I have a small cut in the rear tire on a road Mavic tubeless tire. Is there a way to patch this, or do I basically just have to buy a new tire? update So I took the tire off the rim and saw that ...
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Run tubeless tire on standard rim as long as I use a tube?

I have some standard rims and I (accidentally) bought tubeless tires. As long as I use rim tape and a tube, can I run these tubeless tires? I know I won't be able to run low tire pressure. But if the ...
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Need help - changing tires/rims on Origin8 Intersekt 7

I bought an Origin 8 Intersekt 7 two years ago. Denver has so much construction, and "goat heads" that I've popped my tires 7 out of 8 rides. Needless to say, I'm way over it, and haven't ridden the ...
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Changing my rear wheel tyre from 26 x 2.1 to 26 x 2.0: what's the difference? [duplicate]

Firstly, would a 26 x 2.0 tyre fit, and would there be a noticeable difference compared to my original tyre? (I am going from 2.10 to 2.0)
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Santa Cruz Chameleon tire and wheel choice

I’m thinking about upgrading to a Santa Cruz Chameleon. The majority of the time I would be using it to bike to school. For the amount of times I actually go mountain biking, I can just change the ...
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How do I shop for a good tire?

I put 26" slicks on my mountain bike so I could get good city riding speed and comfort without worrying about bad patches of road. The tread is mostly worn to having no pattern on both tires after ...
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Difficulty installing new folding bead tires

I'm an amateur cyclist trying to change worn out tires for the first time. I ordered some new tires from Amazon and got them in folded form. The tires are flat like a belt and just won't go on the ...
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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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Bicycle with 26x1.95 tires [duplicate]

Can a bicycle with 26x1.95 tires on magnesium alloy wheels be upgraded? Say 26x2.10?
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Help selecting between wire/folding tires

I’m hoping someone can help me decide whether to go with the wire bead type or foldable Kevlar. What are the advantages/disadvantages of each? The bike is an old Fuji that originally came with ...
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Traction, sidesliding [closed]

Has anyone experienced poor traction and side sliding using these Kevlar type tyres. My front wheel has slid sideways and caused me to come of the bike on three occasions now since I had them fitted. ...
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How to determine tire size when the sidewall label is unreadable?

I have a women's Mongoose hybrid bike that is older. The tires are dry rotted and I can't read the tire size info. How do I determine what size replacements to buy?
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Does dropping off a 4" kerb damage wheels?

Every day I ride off a kerb from the pavement onto the road (about a 4" drop) on a pretty standard commuter bike with 26" tires. (I could get off, or ride around, but it's a pain…) Is this a good ...
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Is there a trick to inflating a flat tire with deep section rims?

I have a Schwinn floor air pump and its nozzle is the kind you push down and flip up the lever to connect. With a brand new inner tube installed I could not get it to connect with the valve as I have ...
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My folding tire has kinks in it

I just bought my first set of tires. They were of the folding type. Even after unfolding and leaving them overnight they still had kinks in the bead. It is a bit unsightly but that isn't the issue. Do ...
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Removing a tire

I have an older bike with a blown tube. I don't have the money to replace the tire but I have the tube. The tire is quite old probably at least ten years old since that is when the last owner bought ...
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Can a tire that blew off a rim be safely used on another rim, and under what criteria?

I have a set of tires where one of them blew off the rim on my bike after I slightly over-inflated it. I originally asked a question about this here, and there are more details at that link. The ...
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Can I replace 700*23C tire with 700*28? [duplicate]

I have Trek 1.1 with currently 700*23C tyres. I need to replace them but the one available in market are 700*28 Can I use this size as replacement? If yes, what'll be advantage and disadvantages?
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Can I run a 2.5" tyre on a 40mm rim?

I am currently running 2.8" 650b bontrager tyres on my MTB, I am finding that my current tyres do not have enough grip. I cannot find an aggressive enough tyre in 2.8", but I wondered about using a 2....
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Are there better tires for heavy riders? [duplicate]

I have upgraded the backwheel on my hybrid bike to one suitable for a 285 pound rider. Are there tires suited for 285 pound (130 kg) riders?
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Cracks on the side of fairly new tire

Today I noticed that the sides of my rear tire has these cracks The tires have been installed last June, and since then have always been used at the proper pressure (initially at the low end of ...
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Effect of reducing tire pressure for riding on snow

All other factors being the same (normal carved tires, 28x1.40, paved road with 5-10 cm snow), does reducing the tires pressure provide any improvement for cycling onto snow? My idea is that lowering ...
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Should I buy average tires with puncture resistant tire liners or just puncture resistant tires?

The reason I am asking this is I am a pretty big rider who carries cargo sometimes. Let us say close to three hundred pounds all told. The streets where I live are terrible with many pot holes. There ...
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Winter tires break in

I've just bought a pair of Kenda Klondike tires (26*2.1). I've heard that I have to ride about 50-100 kilometers without fast turns and so on - to make spikes to "sit" firmly into the tire. So I've ...
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Choosing the right tube for my tire

I wanted to change my bike tire. Is it okay to use 26x1.90 inner tube with 26x1.95 tire?
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What tyre widths I can use?

Just yesterday I noticed that my tyres soon need to be changed but my tyre size is 27.5 x 2.8 But the closest sizes I can find are 2.35, 2.4, 2.1. Those were the closest sizes I could find in store (...
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Use of winter (studded) tires on only one wheel?

Does anyone have any thoughts on use of winter (studded) tires, such as the Schwalbe Marathon Winter tires, on only the front or rear wheel (and with a standard tire on the other wheel)?
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What if I choose replacement tires narrower than my current tires?

I have been looking for some tires I could buy but I couldn't find exact numbers (My current tires are 27.5 x 2.8) I found one which was 27.5 x 2.10 or should I get one which is 27.5 x 2.1 Both of ...
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Can I add spacers to my cassette and crank to fit 3" tyres?

Can I add spacers to my cassette and crank to fit 3" tyres? The chain rubs on the tyre. I’m running a hope hub with SRAM 8 speed cassette and saint cranks. Can I just buy spacers to pull the cranks ...
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Tubular tyres on carbon tri bike

I have a full ironman scheduled in 2018 and will therefore be doing a lot of mileage next year. My question is, if I get a flat during the race, is it basically race over as it is unlikely that I or ...
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Using 57-559 (26x2.25) tire instead of 54-559 (26x2.1) on a mountain bike?

I have a ZAC 79 front rim with a Deore HB-M530. I just found out I've got a flat tire (after thinking last week "Hmmm, probably I should get a new tire soon..." :D). I'm going to buy the Schwalbe ...
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What do I do if my brakes keep squeaking when I press on them? Do I use lubricant or what? [duplicate]

It’s really annoying in public places when I’m trying to stop my bike. Please explain
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Rear tire tearing away from bead

I noticed recently that my rear tire seems to be tearing on the right side. The bead is firmly attached inside the wheel but the wall/fabric are tearing away. The bike and tire are only 3 years old. 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?