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Wheels, Tires and Tubes

Guides to bike tires, tubes and wheels
What type of bicycle tire do you need and which inner tube is best? Should you only use slick tires for your road bike and tread tires for your MTB or gravel bike? Do you need clincher or tubeless? What pressure should you inflate your tires to? And what about bike wheelsets?
We have info on how to choose the right tires for your bike and for the terrain you intend to ride on, how to look after them and everything related to punctures, buckled wheels and more...
Folding bike on a train station platform on an overcast day

Choosing Tires For Folding Bikes

Cycling enthusiasts on any bike know the importance of tire choice. A tire can make you a bit faster, a bit slower, and it can protect you from punctures (or…

Close up of the tread on bicycle tires

What Is The TPI In Bike Tires?

Choosing bike tires can be a confusing business. You have to ask yourself what you really want from them, first of all. Three main qualities define a bike tire: puncture…

Mechanic checking bicycle tire

How Often To Replace Bike Tires?

Whether you’re a casual cyclist or a daily commuter, your bike is an important mode of transportation. It saves you money, keeps you healthy and helps the environment. That’s why…

bike wheel

How To Fix A Bent Bike Wheel Rim

As long as your bike wheels are reasonably true, you can probably ride your bike. But what happens when the bend in the wheel is pronounced? A badly buckled wheel…

Pile of old bicycle wheels

How To Recycle Bicycle Tires And Tubes

Bicycles are great for the environment! They help you get from point A to B without relying on fossil fuels, but you may still wonder what to do with worn-out…

Male commuter riding bicycle to work

Guide To Commuter Bike Wheels

Whether you’re buying a new bike for commuting or repurposing an old one for rides to work, wheels are always an important consideration. On many new bikes, wheels are a…

Child pedaling a bicycle outdoors beside a lake

Guide to Choosing Kids Bike Tires

As riders, we like to obsess over every component on our bikes from the groupset to the water bottles. We want the latest and shiniest things on our bikes. Countless…