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    Please help me with tire

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    the tires on my bike were worn out, I am looking for new one but not sure if i get them right. Attached here are pictures. Can someone please give me advice. Thank you very much for your help

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    What size were the old tires? Do you want wider, narrower, on road, off road, extra flat protection, light weight, etc.? what width will your frame allow?
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    Need more info really - what are the numbers written on the side of the present tyres? Tell us those and well go on from there.

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    The rims will accept pretty much any commonly available "26"" tire (as in 559 ISO), probably happiest with 1.5"-2.2" widths. Frame can accept who knows what widths, as wide as 2.2" is common on dirt intended mountain bikes but a simple measurement will tell all. First photo seems to have a tire mounted which is on the narrower end of the width range, but w/out any tire size info who knows. Second photo shows a tire with a mixed tread, common on lower cost mountain bikes where the rider might do some soft ground riding but also some pavement riding (the tread has center rib or line of connecting blocks to make straight ahead rolling smoother and the side portions of the tread has more open blocks for digging into soft surfaces). The third photo looks to be a more street/prepared trail tread. More like a car's summer tires and less like a mud and snow one.

    As said above, more info to what you have used, your impressions of the old tires, your wishes with the new tires will help us advise you. Andy.

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    I should have also mentioned that a visit to a LBS would answer these and other questions that the OP might have. Andy.

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    The OP is taking pictures of tires at the local Wal-mart.......

    Either tire in the photo will most likely fit the bike. The first has a little bit of off-road ability. The 2nd is strictly a street tire.
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    As Andy said. The OP can buy any tire marked 26 x 1.XX. If he looks at his old tire he'll see the width on that, then can decide whether to go wider or narrower within a band based on his preference.
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    Looks like the tires are on the wide side for your rim, but should be ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seaking View Post
    Hi
    the tires on my bike were worn out, I am looking for new one but not sure if i get them right. Attached here are pictures. Can someone please give me advice. Thank you very much for your help

    photo 1.jpgphoto 2.jpgphoto 3.jpg
    Seeking, Andy gave you good advice on picking tires. I would avoid getting ones much bigger than what you had on your bike before unless you have a mountain bike. Otherwise you run the risk of finding the tires are too fat or tall for the frame. If your tires are leaking air you may also need new tubes, get tubes in the size range for the tire you are putting on the bike. I also suggest watching a couple of YouTube videos on how to change a tire. The first time or two can be awkward. You might want to spring for tire levers, they make the job a lot easier. I trust you have a pump.
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    thank you very much for all your reply. Sorry i did not reply much earlier.
    I really just need to replace my bike tires so I can bike to work. Really do not know about wider, narrower, on road, off road
    Yes I took these pictures at Walmart store since these are the two types of tire they carrying at the store.
    Just have a closer look on the tire. this is the information on the tire. 26x1.90 (5.0- 5.9). I think this is the tire size then.
    Does anyone have any suggestion for type of tire ? Again, Thank you very much for the help. Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Continuity View Post
    Need more info really - what are the numbers written on the side of the present tyres? Tell us those and well go on from there.
    I did not see it before I post, by closer look, it is 26X1.90 (5.0-5.9). I was thinking the rim will have the information, sorry.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew R Stewart View Post
    The rims will accept pretty much any commonly available "26"" tire (as in 559 ISO), probably happiest with 1.5"-2.2" widths. Frame can accept who knows what widths, as wide as 2.2" is common on dirt intended mountain bikes but a simple measurement will tell all. First photo seems to have a tire mounted which is on the narrower end of the width range, but w/out any tire size info who knows. Second photo shows a tire with a mixed tread, common on lower cost mountain bikes where the rider might do some soft ground riding but also some pavement riding (the tread has center rib or line of connecting blocks to make straight ahead rolling smoother and the side portions of the tread has more open blocks for digging into soft surfaces). The third photo looks to be a more street/prepared trail tread. More like a car's summer tires and less like a mud and snow one.

    As said above, more info to what you have used, your impressions of the old tires, your wishes with the new tires will help us advise you. Andy.
    My prefer is to bike to work. So the 3rd picture is the right type for my need ?


    Quote Originally Posted by nfmisso View Post
    The OP is taking pictures of tires at the local Wal-mart.......

    Either tire in the photo will most likely fit the bike. The first has a little bit of off-road ability. The 2nd is strictly a street tire.
    Thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
    As Andy said. The OP can buy any tire marked 26 x 1.XX. If he looks at his old tire he'll see the width on that, then can decide whether to go wider or narrower within a band based on his preference.
    Sorry I do not know what is wider or narrower. most of the time will be on road so the narrower will helps with the speed and less force ? Thanks

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    That information helps a bit. On tire sizes, the first number is your diameter and the second is the width. So, a 26x1.90 will be 26" in diameter with width of 1.9". When choosing new tires, you must stay with the proper diameter (in your case 26") to fit your rim. You have a bit of leeway in the width, but if you go too wide, you will have problems fitting the tire between your brakes and/or frame and fork. If you go to narrow, you will have issues seating it properly on the rim.

    Since you're new to this, I'd suggest going with a width very close to what you have now and selecting a tread pattern appropriate for your riding habits. As many above have mentioned, you can probably go from a 1.5" to 2.2" width with your current tires being at 1.9". You will need to choose a width and suitable tread pattern depending on how much road versus off-road riding you do. Generally, the smoother and narrower tires will provide better performance on-road and the knobbier and wider tires will provide better off-road performance. You'll have to make this determination for yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLJeepGuy View Post
    That information helps a bit. On tire sizes, the first number is your diameter and the second is the width. So, a 26x1.90 will be 26" in diameter with width of 1.9". When choosing new tires, you must stay with the proper diameter (in your case 26") to fit your rim. You have a bit of leeway in the width, but if you go too wide, you will have problems fitting the tire between your brakes and/or frame and fork. If you go to narrow, you will have issues seating it properly on the rim.

    Since you're new to this, I'd suggest going with a width very close to what you have now and selecting a tread pattern appropriate for your riding habits. As many above have mentioned, you can probably go from a 1.5" to 2.2" width with your current tires being at 1.9". You will need to choose a width and suitable tread pattern depending on how much road versus off-road riding you do. Generally, the smoother and narrower tires will provide better performance on-road and the knobbier and wider tires will provide better off-road performance. You'll have to make this determination for yourself.
    Thank you very much

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