Question on the abbreviations pertaining to tires
Can someone help with the abbreviations?
UST, Stans? There are others cant think of them I guess XC is cross country & DH down hill what else?
Stans is a brand of tire sealant used for making non-tubeless tires tubeless and for flat preventions. UST refers to tubeless tires. I don't remember what it stands for.
Double-metric mtb man
UST = Universal System (for) Tubeless
Stans - Brand name of a type of sealant used for running tires tubeless
Slime - green version of Stan's made by another company
TR or TLR - tubeless ready, a Bontrager style of rim that can be run normally or tubeless
AM - all mountain
FR - freeride
TPI - threads per inch. Measure of the number of threads used in the construction of a tire. More usually means thinner, lighter, longer wearing tires, but can also mean the tire is more susceptible to sidewall slicing
QR or skewer - quick release.
snake bite - a.k.a. a pinch flat. Flat caused when the tire is compressed so much that the tube is cut in two places by the rim (looks a bit like a snake bite).
I'll post more when I think of them.
Wire - steel wire bead, K - kevlar bead, a bit lighter and softer than wire.
Joe's - one more brand of sealant, transparent.
Front, rear - no explanation needed.
Arrow marking direction of wheel rotation, if the tyre may be used as both front and rear - 2 arrows in opposite directions.
Pressure limits in PSI.
Tyre size in inches, very relative measure. 2.1 by one manufacturer may look like 2.4 by another.
Last edited by xenon; 05-10-2007 at 11:01 AM.
Last edited by xenon; 05-10-2007 at 11:03 AM.