Front tyre Blow out

KMC1993
KMC1993 Posts: 101
edited June 2013 in Road general
Was coming towards the end of a 35mile ride today when the front tyre blew on a downhill at around 23mph. Luckily I had hit a bit of a wall before that so wasnt pushing as hard as before otherwise I would have been around the 30mph mark. I managed to keep control as the tyre did not come off the rim but my main concern is the fact this happened after only 150 miles on the tyres. I already have some new ones coming in the post as the current tyres are quite puncture prone but am I likely to be able to get a replacement tyre under warranty or will Halfords just say these things happen and it is not a fault of the tyre?

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  • vfast1
    vfast1 Posts: 98
    What tyre was it?
    Winter Road - 2014 Boardman Sport
    MTB - 2012 Canyon Nerve XC 7
    Summer Road - 2012 Cannondale Supersix 105 Liquigas Colours
  • KMC1993
    KMC1993 Posts: 101
    It was a Kenda road tyre.
  • lawrences
    lawrences Posts: 1,011
    If you've got new ones coming I don't see why you would want the replacement, it will be just as useless. Stock tyres are generally bollocks.
  • Emphursis
    Emphursis Posts: 124
    I'd just stick with the new ones. Those Kenda tyres are rubbish, I swapped mine after about 400 miles as I was getting punctures pretty much every ride.
  • dowtcha
    dowtcha Posts: 442
    Just check the brake pad alignment when you are fitting the new Tyre. If the pad is touching the Tyre it can cause a blow out
  • themogulman
    themogulman Posts: 167
    Also check the rim for sharp edges(as the rim may have been in contact with the road if the tyre was blown off) as these will cause issues. Just file them down and away you go.
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,540
    "tyre blow out" means there is a big hole in the tyre

    is that actually the case?

    if it is, likeliest causes after such low mileage are you went over something big and sharp, or as above the brake pad was rubbing on the tyre, either way it allows the tube to escape through the hole and go bang

    if not, likeliest are, in decreasing order...

    * tube had been trapped between rim and tyre, eventually the tube escapes and goes bang
    puncture, eventually deflated enough to allow tyre to unseat, tube escapes and goes bang
    faulty/damaged tyre bead
    faulty/damaged rim

    you say the tyres are puncture prone which implies you've had at least one previous puncture, if you've repaired the front then the option marked * is most likely, it's easily done
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  • fossyant
    fossyant Posts: 2,549
    Kenda tyres. :roll:
  • KMC1993
    KMC1993 Posts: 101
    sungod wrote:
    "tyre blow out" means there is a big hole in the tyre

    is that actually the case?

    if it is, likeliest causes after such low mileage are you went over something big and sharp, or as above the brake pad was rubbing on the tyre, either way it allows the tube to escape through the hole and go bang

    if not, likeliest are, in decreasing order...

    * tube had been trapped between rim and tyre, eventually the tube escapes and goes bang
    puncture, eventually deflated enough to allow tyre to unseat, tube escapes and goes bang
    faulty/damaged tyre bead
    faulty/damaged rim

    you say the tyres are puncture prone which implies you've had at least one previous puncture, if you've repaired the front then the option marked * is most likely, it's easily done

    I have only had punctures on the rear so shouldnt be the * option. Think I must have gone over something as the hole is on the top of the tyre rather than the sidewall, or it may be a tyre failure.
  • Dezcore
    Dezcore Posts: 34
    Have Kenda tyres on my new fixie no probs so far, however my LBS when they bought the bike said that the standard rim tape was S**t. Could this be the issue?

    Granted I'll only hit 20+ on a short sprint so far lol.