Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    West Chester, PA
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    3,190

    Tire permanently deformed after a burp?

    Yesterday I had a pretty severe tire burp/life flashing before my eyes moment. Now the tire has a bad wobble, even though its seated evenly all the way around (based on the reference line above the bead). I even tried inflating it to max pressure and sitting it in the sun all day. Think the casing is warped forever?

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: supersedona's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    429
    What pressure are you running? How old is it? While it is possible the tire has cord damage or it is delaminated it is unusual.
    '93 Giant Sedona ATX custom
    '93 Giant Sedona AtX aero-edition
    '73 Schwinn Suburban
    '95 Fuji Suncrest

  3. #3
    West Chester, PA
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    3,190
    It's been sitting at 40 since I got home yesterday but I was running 25 when it happened. I got the tire caught between two rocks and my momentum carried me through, but the tire ripped off the rim a bit. I've been pulling it and yanking on it with no improvement. Guess the casing is damaged. There's no bubbles or sidewall damage.

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Simplemind's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    636
    If you completely de-seated it (rotate on rim), and it still is out of whack, then I'd replace it. Too many other things to worry about on the trail besides a gimped tire.

  5. #5
    West Chester, PA
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    3,190
    I'm replacing it. Safe or not, I can't ride with the front tire bouncing.

    Just wondering if anyone's had a tire casing deform like this. It's a specialized captain control by the way.

  6. #6
    turtles make me hot
    Reputation: NYrr496's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    4,437
    I just had it happen yesterday. I was powering up the side of a berm and rolled the tire off the rim. Had to put a tube in it to get home.
    Afterwards, I thought the rim was bent and put it in the truing stand. The rim was perfect. Tire is all over the place. It's getting replaced.
    I like turtles

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Simplemind's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    636
    Quote Originally Posted by 92gli View Post
    It's a specialized captain control by the way.
    Currently running on the rear, and had zero problems. Depending on it's age, could be a defective tire. I would take it back to the dealer and see what they think.

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    84
    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    I just had it happen yesterday. I was powering up the side of a berm and rolled the tire off the rim. Had to put a tube in it to get home.
    Afterwards, I thought the rim was bent and put it in the truing stand. The rim was perfect. Tire is all over the place. It's getting replaced.
    Had the exact same thing happen with a 2.4 Trail King UST about 2 months ago. Destroyed the rim and had the wheel re-built, mounted the old tire and almost flipped because it looked like the brand new wheel was out of true. Turns out it was just the tire.

Similar Threads

  1. Is a burp equivalent to a pinch flat??
    By dirt farmer in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-01-2012, 06:09 PM
  2. fork permanently flexed/misaligned??
    By bluebean in forum Shocks and Suspension
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 06-08-2012, 03:13 PM
  3. Morning bead-burp
    By Surfdog93 in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-21-2012, 11:05 AM
  4. Tire Burp, Clyde Rider
    By 14Stone in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 09-01-2011, 10:40 AM
  5. 2001 P-Bone Shock (permanently lock?)
    By cboyd1976 in forum Cannondale
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-20-2011, 09:03 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •