Tires | All information about tires

Tires | All information about tires

Tires are very important when riding and help your bike grip the earth. Tubes are evolving now because tires are getting wider. I will help you pick the tubes & tires best for you.

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Pounds Per Square inch or PSI

Tubes are basically a balloon and expand in your tire until there is no longer room and create your tire to get harder. This is where PSI comes in play, PSI stand for pounds per square inch. The higher pressure the tire is the better quality it is.

Wheel Diameter

The first thing you want to figure out is what size diameter your tire is. There is usually a number equation on the side of your tire. In size 29" x 2.5" the first number is the diameter and the second one is the width. Once you know if your tire diameter is 8"-29" you can figure out the width.

Tire Width

The second number is the width and can come in 1 1/8" to 5". They even come in 23c to 58c Which are only available with 700c tires and tubes. 700c tubes and tire are the same size as 29" wheels but usually come in smaller widths. 23c is equivalent to 3/4" wide tire and a 52c would be near a 1.75" wide tire. 29" tires usually come in 1.95" to 3" wide tires.  

Fat Tires

Tires are now up to 5" wide so now tubes come in this larger width. Older tubes like the 20 x 2.125" can expand over their diameter size, stretching the rubber thinner to get the 2.4" width making your tube easier to puncture. They do fit and is similar to suing a thinner race tube in the same size. The new 2.4" wide tubes are a larger diameter preventing your tube from stretching.

E-Scooter & E-bike Tires

Smaller Electric scooters have a small 50, 8", 10" or 12" inner tube. Smaller bicycles, walkers, jogger strollers usually have 12". Youth bike can have sizes between 12" to 20" tubes. Fat tire ebikes have 20 - 26" x 3"-5" tires. Freestyle bmx bikes have 20" wheels. 22" wide tire usually come on freestyle bmx bikes designed for a tall teenager or adult. 24" wide tires come on bmx cruisers, youth mountain bikes, and freestyle bikes. Mountain bikes, beach cruisers, Old school BMX and electric bikes use 26" wheels. 29" wheels are used most commonly on Big BMX bikes & Mountain bikes. 700c tires are usually very exclusively by Old School Big BMX bike because of their small 38-42c widths. Road bikes, Gravel bikes, City Bikes, Touring bikes, and Old School Big BMX bikes use 700c tires. I hope this helps understand a little better, if not keep reading.

Mid school & Old School BMX Tires

If you have a bmx bike and it is 5 years or newer you can run a 2.4" tire and the frame or fork will have clearance. If you have a bike 6 years or older sizes 2.125 - 2.35" will be a roll of the dice if the 2.4" wide tires fit in your frame They will most likely fit in your fork but do occasionally rub. This is because they just started making wider tires and older frames were narrower. 

High PSI Tires

The second thing we like to point out is the PSI, this is a easy way to know if the tire will last longer. Low psi tires 65psi or lower are usually on stock bikes and have less fabric strand in the tires. The higher PSI tires 80psi+ have a lot more fabric strands allowing you to go to higher pressures as well as keeping the tire together. We highly suggest a high psi tire.

Colored Tires

Colors are very select on each model of tire, many are limited edition and are never advertise this way. If you see a tire in a color you like, pick it up asap because it might not be around very long. Many color tires are a lil bit more expensive because they are produced at lower quantities thus increasing the price for the manufacture. Color tires do get dirty and will never look brand new when the tread wears out. They just look way better than generic black tires and look great even if they are dirty. Pick a tire that expresses your style and have fun with it.

Tread Patterns

Tread patterns vary and will wear out if you do a lot of skids, it is just rubber like your shoes. Patterns help you grip the earth when riding around and we found out they really matter. Smooth tread patterns are usually used to ride street because the asphalt has a rough surface and help the tires grip. If used at skateparks, they tend to be slippery. Knurled tread are grippy on any surface and help with stopping. Knobby treads are usually used for trails to give extra grip when turning. We suggest you pick a tread pattern and try it out, tires are inexpensive to buy and can make your bike look completely different simply by changing the color. Make your bike unique.

Here are some tires I suggest

12" Tires:

Haro MS-5 tire

Fitbikeco FAF

14" tires:

Haro MS-5 tire

Fitbikeco FAF

16" Tires:

Haro MS-5 tire

Sunday Current

18" Tires

Sunday Current

Haro MS-5 tire

Fitbikeco FAF

20" BMX Tires:

Sunday Current

Demolition Momentum

Odyssey Pro Path

20" Fat Tires:

CST Adventure

CST Torrance

CST Scout

22" Tires:

S&M Speedball

S&M Mainline tire

Duo Stun Tire

24" Tires:

SE Bikes Cub tire

Odyssey Pro Path

Haro Group 1 tire

26" Bike Life Tires:

Maxxis Hookworm

Merritt Option

SE Bikes Cub tire

26" Mountain Bike tires:

Sunlite Alpha Bite tire

Maxxis Ardent tire

Minion DHR 2 tire

26" Commuter tires:

Sunlite Krossplus tire

Schwalbe Fat Frank tire

26" BMX Tires:

S&M Speedball tire

Merritt Option tire

Demolition Momentum Tire

26" Old School Big BMX bike tires:

Kenda Cruiser K130 Tire

SE bikes Cub Tire

GravelKing SS Plus Tire

26" Beach Cruiser tires:

CST Cruiser Street tire

CST City Tire
Schwalbe Fat Frank Tire

26" Fat tire:

Vee Tire Zig Zag Tire

Se Bikes Chicane Tire

Maxxis Minion BFR Tire

27.5" Bike Life:

Maxxis Hookworm Tire

SE Bikes Speedster Tire

Schwalbe Super Moto-X Tire

27.5" Fat Tire: 

SE Bikes VEE Speedster Tire

Maxxis Minion DHR Tire


27.5" Mountain bike:


Maxxis Ardent Tire

Continental Kryptotal Tire 

29" Bike Life:

Maxxis Hookworm

Theory Method Tire

Merritt Option Tire

29"/700c Old School Big BMX:

Panaracer Pasela Tire

Panaracer Gravel King Tire

Schwalbe Fat Frank Tire

29" BMX:

S&M Speedball Tire

Merritt Option Tire

Maxxis Hookworm

29" Fat Tire:

Vee Speedster Tire

29" Mountain Bike:


Maxxis Ardent Tire

Continental Kryptotal Tire 

700C Road tire:

Continental Ultra Sport 3 Tire

Continental Gatorskin Tire

Grand Prix 4-season Tire

700C Bike Life:


Panaracer Ribmo Tire

Continental Gatorskin Tire

700C Gravel tire:

Challenge Gravel Grinder Pro Tire

Gravel King Tire

Panaracer Pasela Tire






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