A tire’s casing is the main body and structure of the tire and is generally constructed of one or more layers (referred to as “plies,” and often described with a thread per inch, or “tpi,” count) of a woven cloth material that are covered in rubber to hold it all together, seal in air, and offer some abrasion resistance.
Standard: A tire typically with 60-320tpi and is normally standard for road bikes
Reinforced: A tire typically with a 60-120tpi with an added casing construction such as soft plastic or hard rubber insert. For MTB you will commonly see EXO or EXO+
Down Hill or Double Ply: A tire typically with 60-120tpi but with dual-layers (or dual-ply). DH Casings can also have a butyl insert to add to stablity.
Tire width can be found on the side of your tire. It can be displayed many ways: ETRTO, French (metric), or English (imperial)
Below you can find a link to an ETRTO Chart with its conversions if you are having trouble finding your tire width.
How to locate width:
If using ETRTO, French or English measurements the with will be displayed differently Here are some examples:
ETRTO: 25-622 = 25mm (or 1 inch)
FRENCH: 700 x 28c = 28mm (or 1.10 inch)
ENGLISH: 29 x 2.25 = 2.25inch (or 55mm)
MTB: 29 x 2.3 indicates a tire with a 29" outer diameter and a 2.3" width
ROAD: 700x25c indicates a tire with a 700mm outer diameter and a 25mm width.
This pressure guide is a starting point recommendation and further refinements are encouraged to find the right pressure for any given setup.
Selected tire width incompatible with rim width.
Please select a larger tire size
Suggested tire pressure exceeds rim pressure rating.
Please select a large tire size