How to Change a Road Bike Tire by Performance Bicycle

How to Change a Road Bike Tire by Performance Bicycle

There’s nothing like a fresh set of tires to breathe a little life into your road bike. New rubber brightens up your ride and provides a little extra traction and control when you’re diving into corners during your favorite descent. It’s also an easy upgrade that anyone can do themselves.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to changing a road tire. The only tools you’ll need are a pair of tire levers and a pump.

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  1. Dave Becker on July 6, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    Great video. Very helpful! Thanks for posing.

  2. lane lon on July 6, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    yeah I got to where the jump over his difficulty with getting that last few inches over the side of the rim edited out
    that is the problem that sent me looking for help here . too bad I can’t just edit over the difficulties in real life like this . stick to the

  3. Bugatti2016 on July 6, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    Instead of the tire lever can I use a fork?

  4. Kaje Ralocse on July 6, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    Nice tutorial mate! You explain stuff clearly and simply. Subbed

  5. zzubuzz on July 6, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    I tried for about an hour, failed, put it away than watched this vid, than tried this method and it works! BUT put on some gloves that have that sticky rubber coating (nitrile) on the palms and fingers unless you want fail or get really hurt. I don’t think I could have done it without the gloves, now I’ll always take a set of them with me just in case. Mine were exceptionally tight due to my style rim and the brand of tire. I was putting on a brand new set before I go on a trip, I intend to use this set of new tires just for my vacations which is because that is when and where you don’t want to get a flat or worse a blow-out. I’ll find out when I get back if they’ve loosened up any, my experiences with this brand says "not much". I always coat mine with a generous amount of talcom powder, helps the tube to seat instead of binding. It helps to put just a little bit of air in the tube during the tire mounting, it keeps it from twisting and getting portions stuck under the tire’s rim. You can just loosen the tip and blow into it, that’s enough.

  6. Richard moody on July 6, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    Great advice was struggling with some new tyres on my road bike ,so that last bit on the video helped a lot.

  7. someblokecalleddave1 on July 6, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    That last bit, where the bloke rolls the tyre back on to the rim, he’s having a laugh, that’s either a fake tyre or its ridiculously expensive or he has the strength of the Hulk. Either way, I’d like to see him do that with my tyres!

  8. Hedgerow on July 6, 2019 at 11:11 pm

    Guys, I have a tyre which I can’t even get one side of the bead entirely into the rim. What to do?

  9. Cap'nLucyHacke on July 6, 2019 at 11:11 pm

    thanks, mate !

  10. jamesrock27 on July 6, 2019 at 11:13 pm

    I’m going to put this to the test I put my front tyre on yesterday using my old technique a plastic baby spoon and put the inner tube in the tyre before I start and use brute force. I was cream cracked by the end of it I snapped the baby spoon finally and had to finish the last part using a metal spoon. :O I’ll try this way tomorrow on the back one and see how it goes my tyres are really tight though. Does anyone else get mixed up with what way the tyre should go on the rim when it’s upside down? I know there is an arrow which is hard to see when your spinning around fighting with the tyre and rim but i’m always worried i’ve put it on the wrong way and i’ll have to start all over again.

  11. SpryJam02 on July 6, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    He looks like JB

  12. MrSkinnn on July 6, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    Listen to this guy, he knows what he’s talking about. The best tip I got was rolling on the last part of the tire to the rim. That works very easy. I’ve been wrestling with tires all my life for no reason!

  13. pvillaluna1 on July 6, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    I wish I would’ve watch this video before I did this

  14. MrBDima on July 6, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    i have a gatorskin tires one tire has a lot dips any idea how to fix it, i been trying everthing and i cant, is it possible that the tire itself is bad?

  15. Rebecca Reilly on July 6, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    How about the super difficult tires that are impossible to put on without pinch flatting the tube. Why do manufacturers make them so damn tight?

  16. ViaLsOfLiQuID on July 6, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    damn. im a moron for paying people to replace a flat for years now…

  17. M Jonach on July 6, 2019 at 11:28 pm

    I use this video every time I have a flat tyre, even on the side of the road on my phone. Thankyou!

  18. steve4321able on July 6, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    I’m sorry its not that easy. I cannot get the last part of the tire over the rim. I have strong hands and I have tried for over 4 hours. I am taking it to a bike shop.

  19. ozetabosio on July 6, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    Excellent video. The technique at the end helped a lot!

  20. Michael Panetta on July 6, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    Perfect tire install after watching this. Many thanks!

  21. John M on July 6, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    Thank you loud and clear.

  22. Paul A on July 6, 2019 at 11:31 pm


  23. Ben Skelton on July 6, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    Thanks, this was a big help. I knew what not to do, but the advice on using the ball of my hand and watching the gripping/rolling method to get that last bit on saved my bacon

  24. joeskis on July 6, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    I never find it that easy. I must have unusually tight tires on my rims. My spoons always pop out before I’m able to hook them onto the spokes.

  25. Tom Gwinn on July 6, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    Need colors other than black to see the process better. Everything got lost in the shadows. Just sayin’

  26. hussein kambi on July 6, 2019 at 11:34 pm

    fantastic video helped me a great deal !

  27. Lorena Church on July 6, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    Tire change completed! it took me less than 30 mins even! i’m still having issues trying to see what was wrong with old tube. but new tube and tire are down and rolling! 🙂 thank you

  28. Niall O'Shea on July 6, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    Thank you. I think I knew most it already but good to be reminded of how it’s done right!

  29. HulkGTR on July 6, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    This was helpful but my ebike tire is much heavier and thicker and it’s being a Mother Fckr to get back on 🤬

  30. Robert D. on July 6, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    Excellent vid thank you for posting, it helped me to change mine.

  31. Riyadh357 on July 6, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    Great tutorial 👍

  32. Denise B on July 6, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    Great video, but I wish you would have mentioned to check the tire rotation arrows! I had to re-do it because the arrows were going in the wrong direction the first time I installed the tire.

  33. benlg on July 6, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    5:13 With that advise, rolling the last part in took me less than 1 minute! First few times, I struggled for almost an hour. Excellent presentation and video, thanks!

  34. Adam on July 6, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    Once you put the new tube in, wouldn’t deflating the tube facilitate the rim going back on?

  35. Gameplay and Talk on July 6, 2019 at 11:43 pm

    Useful info, thanks!

  36. t wright on July 6, 2019 at 11:43 pm

    You make it look so easy – it really isn’t , that last part on my folding continental tyre today took me ages and I battered the rim trying to get it on with tyre levers , I simply couldn’t get it on with my hands

  37. Keef4Teef on July 6, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    99% of people searching on Youtube for how to get a tire off DO NOT have that tool.

  38. Grettsum on July 6, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    very concise, thanks for the info

  39. romeydahomey on July 6, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    Thanks heaps for this awesome video. Just helped me change tyre for the first time. Lifesaver!

  40. Eric on July 6, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    Thanks for the demo. It is very helpful

  41. Pablo Horteg on July 6, 2019 at 11:55 pm

    I just had a puncture a few kms out of town. Super tight tire, I could not get the tube in. Will try again tomorrow, so damn annoying. Had to walk it all the way in.

  42. Juan Hernandez Jr. on July 6, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    Thanks for the video. How can you tell when it’s time to change the tires?

  43. mneri84 on July 6, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    Maybe a dumb question but how long do tires last? im guessing ive put on about 200 miles

  44. Ahmet Gundogdu on July 6, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    Can you get 27.5 x 1.95 wheel on a Continental 27.5 x 2.0 tyres?

  45. greimalkin on July 6, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    Oh man, I am dreading changing my tube, so I’m just sitting here watching YouTube videos about it. It is so difficult to get that tire back on.

  46. stephen long on July 6, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    I have changed a hell of a lot of tires in my life but these Specialized armadillos have me beat. Theirs no way I can just squeeze it on like he did. They’re way to tight. The tire is a 700 size road bike. After an hour I final got it on only to discover I had cut the tube. lol Does anyone know a trick to get the tire on the rim.

  47. Jim French on July 6, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    Nicely done and paced well. I appreciate your help.

  48. Liam Moore on July 6, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    how loose was that tire? my tire is allways skin tight to the rim

  49. Lee Cox on July 7, 2019 at 12:02 am

    Do you find it helpful to first rub a thin layer of talcum powder on the tube when installing it? I have always done this to ensure that the tube won’t pinch itself when inside the tire. Maybe it’s just hokum to use powder, and if it is really just an unnecessary step, I’ll stop using it. So….what’s your opinion?

  50. That Guy With The Deep Voice on July 7, 2019 at 12:02 am

    Does tire tread direction matter? I just did all this work to put a tire on and then I noticed that the arrows are facing backwards 😥