Question by  ellerbellerz (141)

Is it possible that I over-inflated my bike tires and they didn't pop until days later?

I inflated my tires, I rode my bike for a few days, and then one morning I find it completely deflated overnight. The guy at the tire shop said it was over-inflated.


Answer by  ttownbeast (341)

There is a slight possibility that over pressurizing the tire can contribute to a failure in the inner tube causing it to leak or rupture so you must always follow the recommended pressure as shown on the side wall of the tire. That is the PSI rating for the given tire and should not be ignored.


Answer by  slk1984 (9)

Yes it is possible that this may happen, you may not notice it immediately but gradually the over inflated tire could slowly create a small hole in the tire and because of that it could get fully deflated.

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