I can't believe it. Only 8 miles on the bike, and the front tire exploded. Bike was fitted with Bontrager H2 tires new. Luckily I was only going about 10-12 Mph when the Gunshot rang out. One side came completely off. I just pushed the bead back on, but was able to take my fingers and remove it again. Seemed VERY loose on the rim. No resistance to getting it on and off the rim.
Front tire is toast. The sidewall/bead was shredded. LBS said looks like a bad tire. Didn't have a matching H2 in stock like I had on it (reflective sidewall), but had one without the stripe. Told them I would buy it, and they will replace my reflective on under warranty.
This scares me now. I have been cranking some speed on my Trek, and while I have gotten some flats, this is the first full-fledged blow out. I barely got unlocked from the pedals and stopped before I almost lost it.
Is there a secret to getting stopped when a front blows? Or just "Tuck and Roll"
I have a ride tomorrow AM, wanted to take the new Specialized, but a little skittish now. Guess I've got to get back on it.
Anyone ever have a bad tire like this?