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#1
About a week ago I had a violent blow-out on my front tire of my mountain bike. After examining the tire, the bead came off the tire itself. I'd like to replace the tire as I just don't think it's safe anymore. And, of course, the tube is toast.

I've looked online and have seen no good 26x1.95 tires. Do I have to use 26x1.95? Or can I go a little bit smaller? I'm not changing the wheel, though.

Also, I'd like to purchase some good inner tubes. I'm starting to dislike the Hutchinson "20% thicker than the competitors" inner tubes. The Hutchinson tubes that advertised that (also the one that blew out) is just as thin.
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#2
You could get away with tyres ranging from 26 - 1.50 up to a 26 - 2.10 with no issues, I've found Schwalbe tubes to be good quality.
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#3
So I could get a 26x2.10 or a 26x1.75 tire and be okay?

I've found tires and tubes to be easy to find for the 26x2.10 size.
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#4
You don't tell us where you, budget, etc; so difficult to provide specific recommendations.

For general riding, but not deep sand or deep mud, the 26 x 1.75 tire sold at Wal-mart in the USA is excellent. It is a Bell brand with Kevlar belts under the tread, made by Vittoria (sp?). For tubes, I run Avenir TR in everything except our tandem which has Kenda.
Nigel
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#5
I live in Central Missouri. I don't want to spend anything over 50 dollars for everything, so I'm limiting to about 35 dollars for the tire. I only need one tire, though.

Thanks.
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#6
get this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Bell-26-Inch-Comfort-Bike-KEVLAR/dp/B0012RJSXK/
also available at Wal-mart.

Get a thorn resistant tube, and STOP FLAT 2 liners.
Nigel
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#7
Is Bell really a good brand?

I've heard mixed things about it. I have no problems with their tubes, but I don't know about tires.
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#8
This particular one is made by Vittoria. Bell contracts with many tire manufacturers for different tires, Vittoria is a superior brand. For 26 x _.__ for pavement, dirt roads, gravel it is one of the best, if not the best tire out there. It is not so good in deep mud or deep sand - it is a bit narrow for those conditions.
Nigel
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#9
Okay.

Will I have to under-inflate/over-inflate for the 26x1.75 tire to fit on my 26x1.95 rim?
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#10
inflate it to what suits your riding style, there is a min and max recommended inflation pressure on the side wall. On the street, I generally run 70psi with is 5psi above the max recommended; but I am a big guy.
Nigel
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#11
(06-02-2013, 03:10 AM)nfmisso Wrote:  inflate it to what suits your riding style, there is a min and max recommended inflation pressure on the side wall. On the street, I generally run 70psi with is 5psi above the max recommended; but I am a big guy.

Well, that's kinda how I got in trouble with my last tire. I inflated it to 65 PSI and the maximum was 50 PSI. I inflated my rear tire to 75 PSI and the maximum was 50 PSI and had no problems, so I thought 65 PSI on the front would be no problem (as I never took the front over 60.) Well, I was wrong as it blew out. Thankfully I saw it and kind of got away from it before it blew.
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#12
Also, is there a way of buying Panaracer Inner Tubes here in the U.S.?
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#13
(06-02-2013, 06:29 PM)garrett01 Wrote:  Also, is there a way of buying Panaracer Inner Tubes here in the U.S.?

Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=sr_in_-2_p_lbr_brands_browse-_95?rh=n%3A3375251%2Cn%3A%213375301%2Cn%3A3403201%2Cn%3A6388965011%2Cn%3A3404991​%2Cp_lbr_brands_browse-bin%3Apanaracer&bbn=3404991&ie=UTF8&qid=1370203878&rnid=2528832011
Nigel
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#14
Are Panaracer tubes any good?
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#15
yes you can get little bit smaller than 26x1.95 tiers. there are so many small tiers available like etc.
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#16
(06-03-2013, 06:26 AM)garrett01 Wrote:  Are Panaracer tubes any good?
as good as any.

I use Avenir, Kenda and Sunlite.
Nigel
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#17
All I want is a good tire that isn't extremely expensive.

I'm a bit worried about the Bell (Vittoria [sp]) tire that nfmisso recommended. I'm about 290/300 pounds, and that tire doesn't have the best rating out there.

I'm not looking for a 5-star excellent rating, or something that is going to cost $40 per tire. I'm just looking for something that will truly do it's job and not leave me stranded.

I'm also starting to wonder where I can get a new rim, tire, and tube for my road bike that is 27x1 1/4. The rims are steel and I was told can't hold the 90 PSI that the new 27x1 1/4 tires require. Because one time I pumped my rear tire on the road bike up to about 84 PSI (the bead was on the rim good) and the tube blew out. Then I rode it at 65 PSI, a safe pressure, and it got snakebit.
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#18
(06-05-2013, 02:54 PM)garrett01 Wrote:  All I want is a good tire that isn't extremely expensive.

I'm a bit worried about the Bell (Vittoria [sp]) tire that nfmisso recommended. I'm about 290/300 pounds, and that tire doesn't have the best rating out there.

I'm not looking for a 5-star excellent rating, or something that is going to cost $40 per tire. I'm just looking for something that will truly do it's job and not leave me stranded.

I'm also starting to wonder where I can get a new rim, tire, and tube for my road bike that is 27x1 1/4. The rims are steel and I was told can't hold the 90 PSI that the new 27x1 1/4 tires require. Because one time I pumped my rear tire on the road bike up to about 84 PSI (the bead was on the rim good) and the tube blew out. Then I rode it at 65 PSI, a safe pressure, and it got snakebit.
I am heavier than you.....

on the ISO 630 - get new rims; consider changing to ISO 622 (700c).
Nigel
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#19
How much will upgrading to 700c cost?

[Can the moderator split this off into another topic for the road bike?]
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#20
(06-05-2013, 09:36 PM)garrett01 Wrote:  How much will upgrading to 700c cost?

Depends on what you can do, and if you like your present hubs.

If you like your present hubs, and feel comfortable building a wheel, AND your brakes have 4mm more reach than you are currently using; you are looking at: rims, spokes, nipples, tires and tubes - $150- on the low side, infinite $ on the high side.

If your brakes don't have the extra reach, add another $50 to $100-

If you do not feel comfortable building your own wheels, add another $50 to $200-. As you are a Clyde (like me); off the rack machine built wheels will have spoke failures quickly - which is why I learned to build my own.

We don't know enough about your bike to say for sure.
Nigel
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