Tell if Bike Tires Need Replacing

Edited by Thor, Crystal, Eng

Hello and welcome to VisiHow. Today I'm going to show to how to check if the tire on your mountain or touring bike needs to be replaced.


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    Obviously the first method of checking your tires is to simply look at it. Have a good look at it, look for erosion and wear. We're going to look to see how much of the tread, which is the rubber, has been eroded. As you can see on this tire, it is very flat.
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    Second way to tell is to run your finger up and down the tire. If it's smooth and there's no grip or tread to help grip the road, then you know that it's been very eroded from constant use.
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    You can also check for holes, pieces of stone, or grass that's stuck in the tire. If there's no tread like there isn't on this tire, then it's more common to find pieces of grass or stones and other small pieces of debris.
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    Now I'm going to show you a new tire. As you can see, all the way along, there's a large amount of tread and a lot of raised pieces of rubber. This is how your tire should be when it's new.
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    This is what it looks like when it needs to be replaced. You can see the contract quite well, here there is absolutely nothing except on the side there is still tread but the center is most important. You have no grip on the road if it's icy or wet, there's going to be very little traction between the road and the tire. This tire definitely needs replacing, especially if you're a cycle tourist, or if you're mountain biking and you're cycling off-road.
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    This is how to check your mountain or touring bike tire to see if it needs to be replaced. This is VisiHow. Goodbye.
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Recent edits by: Crystal, Thor

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