• Q: How do I determine my current tire size?
    Like a car tire, you bike tire’s size can be found on the sidewall. On most tires you’ll see a number pairing like … 26 x 1.75-2.25.

    The first number (26”) refers to the approximate outer tire diameter while the other number(s) indicate the tire width, or in this case the range of rim widths this tire will fit

    The number pairing on road bike tires is usually a little different. You’ll see something like … 700 x 32-45c.

    The first number (700) roughly corresponds to the tire’s outer diameter in millimeters. The second number indicates the width or width range in millimeters.
  • Q: What type of tread should I look for?
  • Q: Any advice for avoiding flats?