Inspect the tread to measure wear and to know when tires need replacing.
Signs of wear include:
- tread starting to fray
- appearance of micro cracks
- low tread depth
- carcass becoming visible.
All of these indicate that the tire is worn and needs replacing.
How to remove a tire
To remove your tire, start by deflating the inner tube completely.
Once deflated, use a tire lever to remove it from the rim.
How to fit a tire
To put it back on, place one side of the tire into the bottom of the rim. Next, inflate your inner tube to approximately 30% before putting it into the tire (inflating it beforehand reduces the risk of pinching the inner tube). Then, insert the other side of the tire into the rim, starting on the side opposite the valve. Before inflating the inner tube all the way, check to make sure it isn’t pinched between the tire and the rim.
How to inflate your tire correctly
Inflate your tire carefully. The recommended pressure is indicated on the side of the tire and on the product sheet (available online).
Always make sure your tires are at the correct pressure before heading out on your ride.
When inflating your tire, make sure you inflate it to the suitable pressure for the terrain and the weather conditions you will be riding in. When riding in rainy weather, lower the tire pressure to increase traction.
When riding in dry weather, increase the pressure for better performance.