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The tire of my bicycle flattens within a week

Not an uncommon kind of puncture. A very small hole in the tube can take weeks before the tire becomes flat. It can also be caused by a leaking valve. Use soapy water to wet the valve and look for a ...
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Are wider tires on a road bike a good idea?

For long days in the saddle, on rough paved roads, 32-35mm tyres provide a significant comfort benefit over the likes of 25mm, when run at an appropriate pressure. Riding in the dark also benefits ...
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Are wider tires on a road bike a good idea?

Yes, it's extremely practical. There are in general two reasons to favor wide tires at lower pressures. One is riding on soft sand roads. On such roads, a narrow high pressure tire can squirm a bit, ...
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Are wider tires on a road bike a good idea?

The benefits of wider tires has been discussed in the other answers if you want stay within the rated limits, so I won't develop it. There are some points in the question that suggest that you may ...
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The tire of my bicycle flattens within a week

It's either a slow leak or a loose valve core. Slow leaks are notoriously difficult to find. Do note that high-pressure bike tires anyway need pumping up once every two weeks since the pressure drops ...
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The tire of my bicycle flattens within a week

If it keeps happening after you've installed a known good inner tube, make sure that your installation procedure is correct (you're not damaging the inner tube when you're installing it), and the tire ...
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Can TPU 32mm inner tubes be used on 30mm labeled tires that measure to 34mm actual width?

This is an understandable bit of confusion. The tube spec is given in terms of nominal width. That’s the width printed on the sidewall of the tire. You should generally assume that any specifications ...
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My mountain bike has 26 x 2.35 tires on it and I am ordering new 26 x 2.125 tires

Your new tires are a little bit less wide, and thus less high than the ones before. You will not face any problems, but technically, if you have a speedometer, the readings will be slightly off. With ...
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What caused diagonal cuts in the sidewalls of my tire?

I had exactly the same type of damage, and I finally had to change the tire because you could basically see the tube through. However, after the first day with the new tire, I already got dusty ...
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