Tires and Wheels

How to Inspect Your Wheels.

Check before you ride:

  • Spin each wheel and check that the tires are in good shape with no cuts or abrasions. If these are found, replace the tire immediately.

  • Inspect the rim for trueness by spinning it and watching for any side-to-side or up-and-down wobble. If any movement is noted do not ride this bike until the rim is repaired.

A wheel attachment device that is not properly adjusted and closed may allow the wheel to be loose or come off unexpectedly, causing you to lose control and fall causing severe injury or death! Make sure the wheels are properly attached before riding the bike.

Your wheels should always spin straight and must be repaired or replaced if they wobble side to side or up and down when spinning. If your wheels become untrue or spokes loosen, which can happen with normal use, we recommend that a certified, reputable bike mechanic performs all-wheel tuning and truing operations on your Fission Cycles Bike. Do not attempt to true wheels or tighten spokes unless you have adequate knowledge, tools, and experience. Ensure the tires and inner tubes are in good working condition without any visual damage and have the correct amount of air pressure. Always replace tires and inner tubes with punctures, cuts, or damage before you ride. Tires without the correct amount of air pressure can reduce performance, increase tire and component wear, and make riding your bike unsafe.

Check the tire inflation. Use a tire pressure gauge to check the tire pressure. The tires should be set between the factory’s recommendation that is printed on the tire.

 If you are not confident in your ability to successfully and safely perform all steps, we recommend having the work performed or checked by a local, certified, and reputable bike mechanic.