Questions tagged [tire]

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

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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?
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Recommendation for trainer tire 28 x 1 5/8 x 1 3/8 [closed]

I started with a 700x32c Continental Hometrainer tire. It seemed to work out OK at first, but in the last few times I've had to switch between my commuter/road tire and the trainer tire, it seems to ...
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Very nonstandard question: Is there any way to widen a tire by combining it with some other tire (cut and re-glue)?

Brace yourself - this is not normal. I have an old 22" rim (37-501, 22x1-3/8) and all I can get is skinny tires for it. But I'm an idiot and I really want a wider tire on that rim. I want it so bad I ...
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I keep getting flats right at the valve!

I changed 3 inner-tubes, they keep getting cut right at the bottom of the valve. I sanded down the hole where the valve goes, it had a sharp edge! Flats still happening...
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Faster Wheels & Tyres for my Cyclocross bike

I ride a cyclocross bike for commuting but want it to go faster! Instead of buying a new road bike, I'm thinking about new wheels & tyres. My journey is pretty flat at the moment. The currents ...
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Tubeless with liquid or inner tubes with liquid?

I am about to replace the worn tires of my Cube Acid 29". My question is what to choose among: tubeless tires with sealant liquid, or normal tires, with inner tubes with sealant liquid? My most ...
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Are flats more likely in hot weather?

It has been very hot lately, up to 106 and 103 degrees F (41 and 39 degrees C). I went for a ride and got a puncture flat both times. I don't usually get flats. Is it possible the heat of the road ...
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Using compressor gauge to determine tyre pressure?

I own one of these "pistols" used with compressors, but have no idea on how to use them to determine the pressure inside my (tubeless) tyre. When I inflate my tyre the values on the gauge get ...
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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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Anyone have issues using cx tires on the road when its wet?

I have a cross bike and i love the feel the fit and the response to steering that comes with cx bikes but im having a repeat issue. Using it as my daily rider when roads are wet it never fails that ...
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Why would a tire be for trainer use *only*?

Yesterday I installed a Continental Hometrainer Tire on the rear of my CX bike (which had been purchased mostly for trainer use and which came with knobby tires unsuited for that purpose). To my ...
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My tires are 700x23/25C. What does 23/25 mean?

My bike uses a tire size of 700x23/25C. I understand that the 700 indicates the diameter of the rim. 23 is supposed to be the width of the tread which I believe means 23 mm, am I right? So what does ...
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Tires Not Taking in Air But Will Let Air Out

Have tried a number of times to inflate mountain bike tires with schrader valves using a pump but it never inflates. Tires already inflated but feel a little low on air, so I go to pump them and the ...
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Busting on inflation - is the issue the tube or the tire? [closed]

I have a mountain bike and just replaced the tires and inner tube. The tires recommend up to 65 psi. When we hit about 55... the tube popped. Is the issue likely the tube... or could the tire have an ...
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Installing solid tires without locking pins?

Finally I decided to buy solid tires. At the moment I placed the order I did not know that they are installed with locking pins. Is it required to have locking pins or I can just pull the tire onto a ...
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what are the widest 700c available(with kevlar)? [closed]

Is it possible to put wider tires on the wheels I have? (original wheels on a Giant hybrid...GX-02 622 x 19) I have 700c x 38mm(Schwinn kevlar tires now). I would like something similar...TIA
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Is a Vittoria Randonneur 28- or 32-622 on a hook-less 23 mm rim feasible?

My new bike came with rims that have a 23 mm flange distance. There is no hook to hold the tire's bead though. A 32-622 tire (Maxis mud wrestler) is paired with it. I also got a set of a 28- and a 32-...
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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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Tire and Tube size mismatch

I have a tire with 24x2.125 written on it, and the new inner tube which I'm planning to install 24x2.175-3.0 Is this too big for the tire and can be prone to punctures etc. or should be OK? It is a ...
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Should I care about brands of tires?

My MTB is due for a tire replacement. I'm also trying to get into long distance biking. Budget is a big concern right now but also I don't want to have to replace my tires so soon. Is it worth ...
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Bump on tire near valve after tube replacement

After about almost two seasons of regular city riding, I had the good judgement to roll over some still-hot asphalt, resulting in a puncture in my rear tube. While this is the first time I've had to ...
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Replacing thick tire with thin tire

I ride a Hero Sprint, with tire size 26 inch. The wheels are thick and become slow, given my cycle's weight. Is it possible for me to switch to thinner tires? If yes, what are the plus and minus ...
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Repeated front wheel puncture

I've just had my 3rd front wheel puncture in about 4 weeks (doing around 80 miles per week). Since the first puncture, the tube and rim tape has been completely replaced, but these seem to have not ...
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I just bought a new Cube Hyde Bike [closed]

I just bought a new cube hyde 2017 bike and I'm not the biggest fan of the stock tyres that came with the bike. I mainly use it on roads and urban areas so I would prefer a more low profile tyre. Any ...
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Help with flats

I have recently increased my commute from 1 mile each way to 16. It's a mix of city riding, country roads(an area I call no man's land where it's a two lane road with a 55mph speed limit, chip sealed ...
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Fitting tires on Reynolds Strike SLG

I've been trying to fit Michelin Power Competition (AirComp inners) onto a set of Strike's. (I'm certain these are true, they were default fitted with other tires, and these had 0% wobble.) Let's just ...
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will an old wheelset support 28mm (28c) 700c tires or will they “balloon”

My bike is early 2000s and came with Shimano wh-r540 wheelset and 26mm tires googling shows ETRTO: 622 x 13C (internal width?) and 19mm (external width?) I've successfully used 25mm tires but ...
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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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Does an old tire become tight?

I'm asking this question (see the title) because I wasted so much time/energy (after having a punctured tube) trying to remove the tire and to put it again, while the guys I see on Youtube don't seem ...
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Tire Change Compatibility

I'm trying road bikes for the first time, and I'm rather unfamiliar with tires and how things are intercompatible. I'm thinking of getting a cheap Merax 608XC, and plan on taking it on trails such as ...
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Upgrading tires on my road bike

I'm very new to the complex world of bicycles, so apologies ahead of time... I have a 2012 Giant Defy 1 (https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/defy-1-2012) and am looking to upgrade the wheels to ...
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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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what is the correct tire size for a trek 7300 multitrack? [duplicate]

I have a trek 7300 multitrack hybrid bike. The tires and tubes are at least 7 years old and I would like to replace them. The rim does not have any sizing printed on it that I can see. The current ...
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what's the reason for different front and rear tire sizes on a XC MTB?

i just received my Moots Mooto X RSL, which i had previously ordered--it's a titanium 29" hardtail, spec'd for XC racing (eg, an upright geometry w/ 100 mm travel on ff, fairly high head angle & ...
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Puncture in SCHWALBE CITIZEN ACTIVE tire

Does anybody know what type of tire is SCHWALBE CITIZEN ACTIVE? I have a tiny punctures in it and have no idea how to fix. May be I wrong but I think it is tubeless. Should I bring it to service or is ...
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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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Could someone confirm my assumption about Btwin Original 520 Hybrid front wheel?

My friend has a Btwin Original 520 Hybrid Size M (Specs) His bike's front wheel was stolen and I would like to replace it with something cheap (no need for the dynamo hub, for example). I am a little ...
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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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Increasing speed and reducing effort on steel MTB on the road [duplicate]

I have a low end steel MTB, which is heavy by itself, and I also a heavy man weighting in at 100kg, and on my MTB I have knobby dirt tires. As you can imagine, riding on the road any faster than 20km/...
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Torn Michelin Pro4 Endurance tire

Used bike (no apparent wear on the tires), this happened after about 300km of riding of my own. Front tire: Rear tire: Why do you think this happened? Is it safe to use the rear tire further?
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“Real” wheel diameter [closed]

I have a 1983 Bianchi Bici 4, which I long ago converted into my errand bike, and the only one I'll lock up anywhere. It's got 32C tires on it right now, but they only just barely fit in the frame ...
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Is WTB Tubeless Compatible System rim incompatible with clinchers?

WTB is offering a rim/rim design described as conforming to a standard, the Tubeless Compatible System. The rim has a rounded well over the spokes along the center. Is this rim incompatible with ...