New Bike - Tyre fault?

arranj Posts: 66
edited July 2013 in Road beginners
Basically it goes like this, I drive 160 miles to pick up a new bike, get it home and go out for the maiden voyage.

BANG. Rear tyre blow out...dazed, confused, walking the 400m that it lasted home.

Get home put a new tube in, inflate and see that at pressure the tyre lifts off the rim in 1 place, comparing to the blown tube, exactly the same place.

Is this a tyre defect? Is this common?



  • smoggysteve
    smoggysteve Posts: 2,909
    Sounds like the rim is defective. I would be taking it back to the shop and asking for replacement wheel. If it were the tyre I would not expect it to raise off the rim like you say. Can you take a pic to shop problem?

    p.s - is the place you say it lifts anywhere near the valve?
  • arranj
    arranj Posts: 66
    Yes, a couple of inches from the valve.

    I just rotated the tyre 180 and it seems to have dissipated!!
  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    If the tyres weren't fitted correctly, the inner was trapped under the bead leading to the blow out. i'd suspect installation, then tyres and wheel last.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..