Here you’ll find the answer to some of the most frequent doubts concerning our RODI wheels.
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How to remove a tire from a wheel?
Sometimes, it may happen that the tire is too tight to the rim, what makes its removal/ exchange process very difficult. To remove the tire, please follow this procedure:
1. Really push the tire walls (from both sides) to the central area of the rim profile, so, to the concave part;
2. Then, using two tire changing tools, put one between the tire and the rim and fix it to a spoke;
3. Put also the second tire changing tool between the tire and the rim and go all around it until the tire is set free;
Should it be too difficult to move the tool around the rim, we recommend the use of dishwasher detergent or soap, as lubricant.
What is the recommended tyre for my rim model?
Please check our correlation table hereunder.
What’s the maximum pressure recommended for my wheels?
The correct pressure to be applied should always respect the minimum and maximum values advised by the tyre producer.
Besides, it is directly related to the rider’s intended use, weight and goals. So, the adequate pressure depends on the rider’s handling, the type of ground and track, as well as the comfort he’s looking for.
Please note that, the higher the pressure, the more protected the rim will be, and the less friction will there be with the floor/ track, thus, allowing a smoother rolling. On the other hand, a lower pressure gives a better grip, ideal for irregular ground, however, with more cycling resistance and lower absorption of impacts from the tyre.
What’s my rim ERD (Effective Rim Diameter)?
Please find due information on this chart.
What is the correct tension for my wheel’s spokes?
The recommended tension is 120 Kgf, for the higher tension side. On the opposite side, tension should be enough to balance the wheel, hence, minimum value should be 60 Kgf.
The higher tension side is:
– The disc side, on front disc wheels;
– The drive side, on rear wheels.
On front wheels with rim brake, both sides have the same tension value, except on not symmetrical rims, on which there will be a slight difference.
On motor hub wheels, the maximum tension value is 150 Kgf. However, the rims on this type of wheel should be able to endure this load.