My rear tyre has developed a wobble. It feels a bit like riding over an egg every rotation of the wheel and if I look down its wobbling from side to side. Rim is perfectly true, and the line on the tyre seems to follow the rim profile so it appears to be mounted correctly. Whats the verdict with these – manufacturing defect or wear and tear?Posted 3 years ago
Tyre is a Conti mtn king 2 protection black chilli blah blah.
Took it off and refitted it over the weekend. Wobble still there. Actualy its more like a bulge, put it in my truing stand and its about 10mm bulger over about 80mm of tyre.Posted 3 years ago
Showed the bike shop and they reckoned its time to buy a new tyre – bit gutted as theres loads of tread left on it and they’er £50 a go. Hey-ho.milky1980Member
I had that problem with a Rubber Queen (might be the one NorthernMatt’s on about!), deformed while riding at Chicksands to the extent it wouldn’t go through the forks but was still at full pressure. The resulting fall left me with broken ribs on my right side, was a very painful drive back to Cardiff and work the next day before I called ‘mercy’ and went off on the sick for 3 weeks. Boss wasn’t happy. Especially as I’d booked the two days off to do a session with Jedi the day before I went to Chicksands 😆
Sent it off to Cambrian Tyres (Conti UK importer) who sent me a new one. A known problem with various tyres that haven’t cured properly was what I was told.Posted 3 years ago
Possibly. I ride a hardtail and am no stranger to the odd drop and jump… I first noticed it after I cracked a Stans Flow rim – Replaced the rim but noticed later the wobble/bulge was still there. Any case LBS thinks that as the tyre is around 12 months old it’s unlikely to be a warranty job, although they have suggested taking a picture and emailing Conti.Posted 3 years agoStevelolMember
I have had this since it was new on one of my Specialized Purgatory tyres, 27.5 control grid casing It has been removed and remounted many times and I know how to mount tyres. You can barely feel it when on the road and especially not off-road so I’ve just ignored it. But it’s definltey annoying and in hindsight I should have taken it back.Posted 3 years ago
LBS kindly replaced my tyre with a new one – mounted and inflated with no issues and no wobbles 😀 . First ride out on it I slashed the sidewall and put a big ding in my rim 😥
Just about got it to seal up after straightening the rim, but now it’s got a bit of a wobble again – not as bad as last time so I’m living with it.Posted 2 years ago
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