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Mountain Bike Tyre (warmers) covers

jackk1992jackk1992 Posts: 141
edited February 2014 in MTB general
I've been doing abit of 'googling' and I'm after some 26" tyre covers for my mountain bike to stop the muddy tyres messing up my carpet as I rolled it through my house. Does such a thing exsist?

They are everywhere for motorbikes but can't seem to find on for mountain bikes, probably because not many of us "warm" our tyres pre ride.

If anyone knows where such a thing exsists, please let me know!
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  • arran77arran77 Posts: 9,260
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  • Well it lives in my house Haha part of the family you see.

    And cheers that's the sort of thing I'm after!
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  • njee20njee20 Posts: 9,613
    Wheel bags.
  • wash it!
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,748
    Tyre warmers are electrically heated!

    My daughter has an old cardboard cycle box in her room, we cut 6" off each long edge and taped them together to make a trough for the bike to stand in while it dripped dry.
  • Yeah I know they are electrically heated, just using the warmer description so people understood. Just need covers. I'm gonna look at those tweekt cycle ones
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    Giant TCR-1 Custom Road Bike
    2013 Merida Big Nine TFS 500
    2015 Merida Ride 4000

    "Because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion"
  • njee20njee20 Posts: 9,613
    I don't think the Conti ones will fit an MTB tyre very well, they're designed for road tyres.
  • CitizenLeeCitizenLee Posts: 2,227
    Get some tarpaulin and make your own?
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  • CitizenLee wrote:
    Get some tarpaulin and make your own?
    Yeah that was my fall back plan, just would have preferred to buy some, i have loads of sheet rubber so was going to do something with that but thought for the sake of £20 or something i'd just buy some!

    Cheers for all your advice!
    2013 Mondraker Foxy XR MS Mountain Bike
    Giant TCR-1 Custom Road Bike
    2013 Merida Big Nine TFS 500
    2015 Merida Ride 4000

    "Because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion"
  • jimothy78jimothy78 Posts: 1,407
    jackk1992 wrote:
    I've been doing abit of 'googling' and I'm after some 26" tyre covers for my mountain bike to stop the muddy tyres messing up my carpet as I rolled it through my house.

    Don't you wash your bike? Mud's far easier to get off before it dries on, especially on tyres, so just get in the habit of washing it straight after each ride, before you bring it into the house.
  • step83step83 Posts: 3,886
    jimothy78 wrote:
    Don't you wash your bike? Mud's far easier to get off before it dries on, especially on tyres, so just get in the habit of washing it straight after each ride, before you bring it into the house.

    I find this easier you can bang the dried mud off easily. If you do want wheel covers these are not too bad

    http://www.on-one.co.uk/c/q/accessories ... wheel-bags
  • declan1declan1 Posts: 2,470
    You'd have to take both wheels off to fit covers, so why not either carry it through the house or just wash it? Seems a lot of hassle for a problem that doesn't really exist.

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    I have no idea what's going on here.
  • Kowalski675Kowalski675 Posts: 4,412
    declan1 wrote:
    You'd have to take both wheels off to fit covers,

    Not if they wrapped round and fastened with velcro, like tyre warmers.
  • declan1 wrote:
    You'd have to take both wheels off to fit covers,

    Not if they wrapped round and fastened with velcro, like tyre warmers.

    I think Declan was referring to the wheel bags linked above :wink:
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  • declan1declan1 Posts: 2,470
    KevChallis wrote:
    declan1 wrote:
    You'd have to take both wheels off to fit covers,

    Not if they wrapped round and fastened with velcro, like tyre warmers.

    I think Declan was referring to the wheel bags linked above :wink:

    I was referring to the Continental tyre covers linked at the top ;)

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    I have no idea what's going on here.
  • I reckon once you have fitted those covers to muddy tyres a couple of times the outside will be as dirty as the inside and you will be back to square one.

    Just get a bit of old carpet for where you store the bike and carry it in. Can't be that difficult can it?
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  • declan1 wrote:
    KevChallis wrote:
    declan1 wrote:
    You'd have to take both wheels off to fit covers,

    Not if they wrapped round and fastened with velcro, like tyre warmers.

    I think Declan was referring to the wheel bags linked above :wink:

    I was referring to the Continental tyre covers linked at the top ;)

    Ah ok, still all fairly pointless, just wash the censored HAHA
    Kev
    PlanetX Pro Carbon
    Voodoo Bizango
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