# Quick Answer: What causes pressure inside a bicycle tire?

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## How do the air particles inside a tyre cause pressure on the tyre?

Gas pressure is caused when gas particles hit the walls of their container. The more often the particles hit the walls, and the faster they are moving when they do this, the higher the pressure. This is why the pressure in a tyre or balloon goes up when more air is pumped in.

## Can a bike tire explode from too much air?

For the time being, I’ve put a patch on the inside of my tyre to keep the inner tube under control but the whole incident taught me that my bike manual doesn’t explain what’s going to happen if I just ignore the recommended pressures. Do you really have to have your tyres at the “correct” pressure.

## Why does diffusion happen?

Diffusion occurs when particles spread. They move from a region where they are in high concentration to a region where they are in low concentration. Diffusion happens when the particles are free to move. This is true in gases and for particles dissolved in solutions – but diffusion does not occur in solids.

## What are 3 factors that affect gas pressure?

Temperature, pressure, volume and the amount of a gas influence its pressure.

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## Why did my bike inner tube explode?

An explosion like yours usually means the tire pushed off the rim somewhere and allowed the tube to escape. I inflated the tire/tube slowly, allowing it to settle a little at about 40 psi and then continuing inflation until the tube exploded with a bang. You probably need to do more than “let it settle”.

## How often should I put air in my bike tires?

How often you need to pump your tires depends on the size of the tire and how much pressure is required. High pressure road bike tires should be pumped up at least once a week, hybrid tires every two weeks, and mountain bike tires at least every two to three weeks.

## How do I lower my tire pressure?

Press the stem that is located on your tire’s air nozzle, if you need to release air from the tire. When pressing the stem with the pressure gauge, you will see the PSI decrease. Stop letting air out when the PSI matches the recommended pressure level. Add air to your tire if the tire pressure is too low.

## Should I inflate my bike tires to max psi?

The tires don’t sag down and create a large surface area, because it’s simply not needed. A typical road tire should be inflated to something between 90 and 120 PSI. Mountain bike tires, on the other hand, tend to run at much lower PSI. … Most mountain bike tires are inflated to between 25 and 40 PSI.