A Quick Guide to Install Bicycle Folding Tires
A folding bike tire is a special type of the clincher tire wherein the wire bead is substituted by a roll of Kevlar filament. The Kevlar’s flexibility gives the folding tire its name. This guide will tell you the advantages of folding tires, the steps for installation, and how to fold the tire.
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Folding vs Non-Folding Tires
When shopping for new tires, you will encounter two different types. These are the folding tires and wire bead tires. What makes the both of them different and which one is more suitable for you? Here are some answers to that question:
Advantages of Folding Tires
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How to Install a Kevlar Bead Folding Tire?
After purchasing your folding tires, installing it yourself is not so difficult. Here is a step-by-step guide on what to do to install:
How to Fold a Folding Bike Tire?
Place your hands on the tire at 10 and 2 o-clock and bring your hands together to form an uneven sized number 8. Grasp the larger loop of figure eight, twist and push it toward the mid part of the number 8.
You should now have three loops. Tie the loops together with an elastic band or a strap to have a neatly folded tire.
Folded tires are a wonderful innovation that has definitely made our biking experience better. We can expect more innovations like this to come in the future and we can look forward to a more exciting bike ride.