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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Great video. Very helpful! Thanks for posing.
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
Instead of the tire lever can I use a fork?
Nice tutorial mate! You explain stuff clearly and simply. Subbed
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.
Great advice was struggling with some new tyres on my road bike ,so that last bit on the video helped a lot.
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!
Guys, I have a tyre which I can’t even get one side of the bead entirely into the rim. What to do?
thanks, mate !
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.
He looks like JB
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!
I wish I would’ve watch this video before I did this
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?
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?
damn. im a moron for paying people to replace a flat for years now…
I use this video every time I have a flat tyre, even on the side of the road on my phone. Thankyou!
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.
Excellent video. The technique at the end helped a lot!
Perfect tire install after watching this. Many thanks!
Thank you loud and clear.
THE PALM TECHNIQUE CHANGED MY LIFE
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
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.
Need colors other than black to see the process better. Everything got lost in the shadows. Just sayin’
fantastic video helped me a great deal !
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
Thank you. I think I knew most it already but good to be reminded of how it’s done right!
This was helpful but my ebike tire is much heavier and thicker and it’s being a Mother Fckr to get back on 🤬
Excellent vid thank you for posting, it helped me to change mine.
Great tutorial 👍
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.
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!
Once you put the new tube in, wouldn’t deflating the tube facilitate the rim going back on?
Useful info, thanks!
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
99% of people searching on Youtube for how to get a tire off DO NOT have that tool.
very concise, thanks for the info
Thanks heaps for this awesome video. Just helped me change tyre for the first time. Lifesaver!
Thanks for the demo. It is very helpful
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.
Thanks for the video. How can you tell when it’s time to change the tires?
Maybe a dumb question but how long do tires last? im guessing ive put on about 200 miles
Can you get 27.5 x 1.95 wheel on a Continental 27.5 x 2.0 tyres?
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.
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.
Nicely done and paced well. I appreciate your help.
how loose was that tire? my tire is allways skin tight to the rim
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?
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 😥