Key Skills: How to Change a Bike Tyre
Whether you’re a regular bike rider or just getting started, bike tyres (just like cars and other vehicles) are bound to get worn out and tired. For the best performance and to avoid punctures and tyre tears, changing your bike tyres when they start to wear out is a must!
Changing a bike tyre can feel a little daunting, but with our easy-to-follow instructions, it is actually a simple task! It will save you plenty of time and money too, getting you back on the road, dirt track, or trail.
Before we get to the instructions on changing a bike tyre, let’s make sure you’re aware of the terminology.
Tyre bead: this is the inside edge of the tyre that sits on the wheel. It is the part of the tyre that is in constant contact with the rim.
Valve: the tyre valve is a small stem that controls the air pressure in the tyre – this is where you inflate the tyre.
Tyre tube: this is the inflatable ring that forms the interior of the tyre and is filled with air through the valve.
Tyre tape: the tyre tape sits within the rim of the wheel and protects the tyre tube from damage.