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What causes tire problems (blowouts/blowoffs).....(2 posts)

What causes tire problems (blowouts/blowoffs).....10kman
Aug 16, 2003 6:16 PM
Hey all,

I have been reading through the reviews for tires, and read so many stories about "Oh my tire blew off my rim, oh I had a blowout with this tire", etc.

What causes this lovely disaster? Is it avoidable in some way (practical methods)? If you keep an eye on your tires and don't ride on worn ones, is that good enough?

Just wondering...........

Thanks,

10kman
Most commonly installation errorsKerry Irons
Aug 17, 2003 4:26 PM
If you don't work your way around the tire circumfrence after you mount it, you run the risk of pinching a little section of the tube under the tire bead (between the tire bead and rim). This freqently leads to the tire getting blown off the rim or the tube blowing under the tire. The other leading source of blowouts is sidewall cuts that allow the tube to extrude out, then blow. Tires blowing off the rim is a pretty rare occurence, and extremely rare for a properly mounted tire. It's really not about riding "worn" tires but about riding cut up tires and not mounting tires properly.