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Originally Posted by Markok765
I just got a new bike, and I'm kind of paranoid [lol] about the tires popping and I would like to make this a rarer occurance.
I'm not sure if you're afraid of the tire popping while 1) being inflated or 2) getting flats while riding.
1) Proper tire mounting procedures and checking for proper bead placement before pumping up to full pressure. Often, I'll fill with 20psi of air, spin the wheel and make sure the bead is seated evenly, then pumping up to full pressure, Inspect the area around the valve stem, as the reinforcement in the area may prevent proper seating of the tire onto the rim.
2) Before a ride, making sure the tires are within the recommended pressure range will prevent pinch flats. Cetain tires (like those mentioned) provide better puncture resistance. For added puncture proofing, you might want to consider installing tire liners.