Can’t get the cap on your bike’s tire valve off, no matter how hard you try to? These tips will help you get it unstuck—and unscrewed.
We answer your top questions about cycling to help you become a better rider.
Can You Pump Bike Tires With a Ball Pump?
Looks like your tires are out of air. And the only kind of pump that’s around is a ball pump. Can you use it?
Are All Bicycle Tires Directional?
Bicycle tires are for rolling… But do they all have to roll in a certain direction? Here’s everything you need to know about the orientation of your tires.
What Does 700c Mean on Bike Tires?
700c is the standard tire size for road racing and touring bicycles. Here’s what it means, where it comes from, and why it matters.
Bike Tires: Are They Sold in Pairs?
The long answer short is yes, but only if you buy them that way! Here’s why bike tires are usually not sold in pairs.
How to Tell If Your Bike’s Rims Are Bent
Wobble, wobble, wobble… We’ll show you how to tell if your bike’s rims are bent. And what to do about it.
How Long Do Bike Tire Patches Last?
Most of the time, you want a patch and not a tube. Unless, that is, your tube has lasted through too many punctures.
Dry Rot on Your Bike’s Tires: What to Do?
When the rubber on your tires starts to deteriorate, you have a problem. Here’s why, what you can do about it, and how you can prevent it.
How to Dispose of Old Bike Tires
Time to get rid of that old bike tire? The key to a green, clean city is keeping bike tires out of the landfill.
Which Bike Tire Should You Lock?
It doesn’t matter how good your bike lock is if you don’t use it the right way. This guide will help you make it a whole lot more secure.
Are Bike Tires and Inner Tubes the Same Size?
Choosing inner tubes for your bike’s tires can be tricky. This guide will help you get it right and know how exactly what to do.
Can You Repair Bike Tires With Fix-a-Flat?
This spray works wonders on flat car tires. Does this mean you can also use it to fix flats on the bike?
How to Tell If Your Bike’s Tires Are Tubeless
If you’ve never had a pinch flat, it’s probably the tires. For the rest of us, here’s how to tell if your bike is equipped with tubeless tires or not.
Can Bike Tires Explode? (Blowouts, Explained)
Life’s a blast. And then you ride you ride your bike. If one of your tires blew out on why, here’s why it happened—and how to prevent it.
Your Bike Tire Keeps Losing Air? (What to Do)
How fast should your bike’s tires lose tire pressure? And, regardless of the answer, what can you do about it?
How Long Does Slime Sealant Take to Dry?
The long story short? Less than you think, and the reason why will surprise you.
How Many Miles Do Bicycle Tires Last?
Wear them out before they wear you out. Here’s how many miles bike tires last (and how to make them last longer).
Exactly How Hard Should Bike Tires Be?
Not sure about how hard your bike’s tires should be? Search no more! As always, we have the best answer.
Should You Deflate Your Bike’s Tires for Storage?
Wondering when to deflate your bike tires for storage—and when not to? No pressure! This useful guide will help you find out.
Can You Use a Gas Station Air Pump on Bike Tires?
Just because gas station air pumps are designed for cars and motorcycles doesn’t mean you can’t use them on a bike. But you need to know how.
Do All Bike Tires Come With Inner Tubes?
When you need a tube, the only place you should be looking is inside your tire. Unless you’re riding with tubeless.
Filling Bike Tires With Helium: Yay or Nay?
Helium. It’s so light, it makes balloons float. So it will make your bike’s tires fly on the road… right?
Can You Spray Paint Your Bike’s Tires?
The bike with spray painted tires is cooler to get around town with and harder to steal. Here’s how it’s done.
How to Tell If Your Bike’s Tire Is Punctured
When you know, you know. For the times when you don’t, this five-step checklist will help you determine.
How to Tell If Your Bike’s Tires Need Air
Topped up tires are safe, perform better, and make your ride comfortable. Here’s how to stop guessing and start knowing.
Road vs. Mountain Bike Tires (The Difference)
They’re made of fabric, rubber, and other chemicals. The similarities between them, however, end there.
What Does PSI Mean for Bike Tires?
Break free from the pressure of improperly inflated tires. Here’s all you need to know about PSI and keeping your bike’s tires topped up.