How To Install Thickslick Tires

Thickslick tires are a great way to improve your bike’s performance. They offer better grip and durability than standard tires, and they’re relatively easy to install. Here’s how to do it:

Start by removing the old tires from your bike. Use a tire lever to pry them off, being careful not to damage the rim. Once the old tires are off, clean the rims with a cloth or brush. This will help ensure that the new tires adhere properly.

  • Start by removing the old tires from your bike
  • If they are still in good condition, you can donate them or recycle them
  • Clean the area around where the new tires will be installed
  • This will help ensure that the new tires adhere properly
  • Next, line up one side of the tire with the wheel rim and gently push it on until it pops into place
  • Repeat this step for the other side of the tire
  • Once both sides are in place, use a bike pump to inflate the tires to the recommended PSI levels
  • That’s it! You’ve successfully installed your new Thickslick tires and you’re ready to hit the road!

Wheel Build – Araya Super Aero x Suzue Pro Max

Thickslick Tires Fixie

If you’re looking for a tire that can take a beating and keep on going, then the Thickslick is the tire for you. This tough tire is designed for fixies and BMX bikes and can handle all kinds of abuse. The thick sidewalls help protect against flats, while the slick surface provides good traction in all conditions.

Whether you’re riding to work or ripping around your local park, the Thickslick is a great choice for those who want a durable tire that can handle anything you throw at it.

How to Install Thickslick Tires


What are Thickslick Tires Good For?

There’s a reason why ThickSlick tires are so popular among urban cyclists – they’re tough, they’re cheap, and they get the job done. But what exactly makes them so good? Let’s take a closer look.

ThickSlick tires are made from a thicker rubber compound than your average tire, which makes them more resistant to punctures and flats. They also have a thick sidewall that can take a beating, making them ideal for riding on rough city streets. And because they’re wider than most road tires, they offer better traction and stability when cornering.

So if you’re looking for a tire that can handle the rigors of city riding without breaking the bank, ThickSlick is definitely worth considering. Just don’t expect them to be particularly fast or lightweight – but then again, that’s not really what they’re designed for.

What Psi Should Thickslick Tires Be?

There’s no definitive answer to this question as it depends on a number of factors, including rider weight, terrain, and tire width. That said, most riders will find that a pressure of around 50-60 PSI is ideal for ThickSlick tires. This provides a good balance of comfort and grip, without sacrificing too much rolling resistance. Experiment with different pressures to find what works best for you.

How Do You Put on a 700C Tire?

Assuming you have the tools required (a good quality lever and a patch kit), putting on a 700c tire is relatively straightforward. First, remove the wheel from the bike frame. If your bike has quick-release skewers, this is simply a matter of undoing the skewer levers.

If your bike has nuts holding the wheel in place, you will need to use a wrench to loosen them before removing the wheel. Once the wheel is removed, flip it over so that the tire is facing up. Locate the valve stem – this is where the air goes in and out of the tire.

Using your fingers or a tire lever, pry off one side of the rim strip (this is usually a thin strip of rubber or plastic that runs along the inside edge of the rim). Once one side of the rim strip is removed, you should be able to see the metal beads that hold the inflated shape of tubeless tires, or the inner tube for clincher tires. If you are changing a tubeless tire, carefully pull out any remaining sealant from an inside tire with your fingers before proceeding (you can also use an old toothbrush for this).

If you are working with a clincher tire, locate the hole in the center of the rim where the spoke nipple protrudes through – this is where your tube’s valve stem must line up when reinstalling the wheel later on. Insert the new tube into the tire being careful not to pinch it when doing so – pinched tubes are susceptible to punctures! Once the tube is positioned correctly inside the tire bead area, begin inflating slowly using a hand pump or track pump until the tube reaches approximately 80% inflation level; do not fully inflate at this stage as it makes getting Tire back onto the Wheel more difficult.

Next comes the time to install a new Tire onto the Wheel. For tubeless tires: start by lightly coating both sides of each bead area with fresh sealant using the applicator bottle provided; next insert one bead over the top lip of the Rim and work around the circumference until the entire bead area “snaps” into place within the channel created by Rim.

For clincher tires: again start at the Valve Stem hole making sure that Tube’s Valve lines up here; then work one side Bead down into place making sure not to pinch Tube during the process; once the first Bead is seated properly repeat the process for the opposite Bead being careful again not pinch Tube.

How Do You Fit Tubed Tires?

Tubed tires are usually fitted with the help of a tire lever. The first step is to remove the wheel from the bicycle. Next, release all the air from the tube by unscrewing the valve cap and pressing down on the valve.

Once the tube is completely deflated, unseat it from the tire by prying it away from the side wall. Next, insert one end of a tire lever under the bead of the tire and hook it over a spoke. Use your body weight to push down on the lever and pull up on the opposite side of the tire to loosen it enough to get your fingers underneath.

Work your way around the circumference of the tire until you have completely unseated one side. If necessary, use a second or third lever in order to complete this process without damaging either your rim or tire. With one side of the bead lose, reach in and grab hold of the tube before pulling it out through the hole created by the missing bead.

If you can’t quite reach it, try using a plastic zip tie looped around your finger as an extension to help guide it out cleanly and avoid pinching or puncturing the tube whileremovingitfromunderneaththe tire. Once you have removed the inner tube completely, inspect bothitandthelipofthetirefor any signs of tearing or embedded objects that may have caused leaks before disposing of it properly (most ofteninatrashcan).


If you’re looking for an affordable, high-quality tire, you may want to consider Thickslick tires. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to install Thickslick tires on your bike. First, you’ll need to remove the old tires from your bike.

Next, you’ll need to clean the wheels and apply a thin layer of soap or lubricant. Once the soap is applied, you can start installing the new tires. Be sure to line up the valve stem with the hole in the wheel before inflating the tire. After inflation, give the tire a quick spin to make sure it’s installed correctly. That’s all there is to it!

David V. Williamson

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