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Bike Tyre Safety Tips

  • Consult your owner’s manual for specific tyre information. 

  • Clearance around tyres must be maintained as increasing tyre size may require an increased rim width. Inspect tyres closely for sufficient clearance. Always wear protective eyewear when installing inner tubes or tyres. 

  • You should check the condition of your inner tubes on a regular basis. When replacing tyres, be sure to also replace the inner tubes. Stretched inner tubes can crease and fail due to thinning of the inner tube rubber. Make sure your inner tube size markings match the tyre size. 

  • Consult your bicycle dealer for correct rim strip replacement. 

  • Only use tyres for designated terrain, on an appropriate bicycle and using proper safety equipment at all times. After replacing worn tyres, take time to become acquainted with the handling and performance of your new tyres. 

  • Follow tyre pressure guidelines located on your tyre and check your tyre pressure before every ride. Also check your valve cores for damage and if found to be damaged replace them. 

  • Failure to follow these guidelines can result in accelerated tread wear and may cause catastrophic tyre failure.

  • Check your tyres for damage before and after riding. Punctured, cracked, bulging or blistered tyres should be replaced immediately. If not replaced, damage can result in sudden and complete tyre failure. Check to ensure the beads of the tyres are fully and evenly seated around the entire circumference of the rims before every ride. Do not cut, sipe or otherwise modify your tyres.

  • Check your wheel assembly for trueness and even spoke tension before use and each time the tyre is removed or replaced. Check for broken or damaged spokes and replace as necessary. 

  • Replace bent or damaged rims or wheels immediately. 

  • Liquid sealants should only be used in the following types of tyres: Tubeless Road, Tubular, and Tubeless Ready. Tube-type tyres should only be used in conjunction with an inner tube on an approved rim. 

  • Store your tyres in a safe place at a constant temperature. Do not store tyres in direct sunlight for extended periods of time. Allowing tyres to stand in oil, gasoline or other chemicals may have an adverse affect on the rubber compounds of the tyre.

Bike Tyre Construction

Basic Tire Construction

 

SINGLE PLY CASING 
One layer of nylon wrapped from bead to bead, a single ply conforms well to the terrain and is lighter weight.

DUAL PLY CASING 
Two pieces of casing are used from bead to bead which provides additional protection in Downhill applications.

WIRE BEAD 
A sturdy material is needed to hold the tyre against the rim when inflated. Wire is used to ensure the bead will not expand, but wire is also heavier.

 

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