Tannus Aither 1.1 Mini Velo Airless 16" Tyre

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Please note: View 'Tyres Guide' below for ETRTO Sizing

Product Description

How does it feel to be an hours ride from the nearest town and not have to worry about getting a puncture? Amazing.

Our revolutionary airless tyres are 100% puncture-proof. Made from a closed-cell-polymer-foam material they have no inner tube (that's right, no inner tube). They are super light-weight, low rolling-resistance, comfortable and have amazing grip in all riding conditions. A game-changer? 100%.

Built for city commuters, the Mini Velo is compatible with Brompton and other folding bikes. With the equivalent tyre pressure of 80 psi, it has superb handling and provides a cushioned ride through the city streets.

Key Features:

  • Compound: Aither 1.1+
  • Hardness: R
  • PSI: 90
  • Weight (g): 310
  • Etro: (32-349)

Specifications:

  • Speed: 4/4
  • Durability: 5/5
  • Grip: 5/5

Occasionally, without notice, manufacturers change product design and/or specifications.

Tyre Size Guide

 

Tyre Size Guide

Whether you are replacing a worn out tyre or want a performance upgrade, it is essential that you choose a tyre that is compatible with your bicycle as well as your riding style.

To find out which size tyre you will need have a look at the sizing information on your existing tyre. You can find this information on the side wall of the tyres, either in coloured print or embossed in the rubber itself. Both rim diameter and tyre width are shown in the size info.


Road  bike tyre sizing

Slim 700c road bike tyres on a Merida road bike

700 x 23c

A standard 700c road bike rim with a 23mm tyre width.

MTB tyre sizing

Knobbly wide mountain bike tyres on a rocky trail

27.5 x 2.3

A 27.5” mountain bike rim with a 2.3” tyre width.

You will notice that road bike tyres tend to me measured in metric units while mountain bike tyres use imperial units.


What Size Tyre Do I Need?

Ypu need to knnow your wheel size and tyre width when chosing a replacement tyre for your bike

Wheel size diameter on tyre sidewall for correct inner tube sizing

Wheel Size

Tyres are made to fit specific wheel sizes, so you need to know what size the wheel on your bike is.

The easiest way to do this is by looking at the tyres on your bike. On the sidewall you'll see a combination of digits such as:

700 x 28c (road bike wheel) or 27.5 x 2.4 (mountain bike wheel)

It’s the first figure that shows the diameter of the wheel or the wheel size.

The next figure is tyre width which is the other measurement you need to know.

Wheel size diameter on tyre sidewall for correct inner tube sizing

Tyre Width

Inner tubes are designed to fit a range of tyre widths, so the next thing you need to know is the width of your tyre.

This is shown in the second number that’s printed on the side of the tyre.

700 x 28c (road bike wheel) or 27.5 x 2.4 (mountain bike wheel)

When choosing an inner tube you need one with a width range that covers your tyre width as well as exactly matching the size of the wheel. See the tables below for examples.

Note: Sometimes metric sizes are shown as c instead of mm. This is just a different way of saying the same thing. A 25c tyre is the same width as a 25mm tyre.


Traditional and ETRTO sizing

Sometimes the sizing info is listed in two different ways; the traditional sizing method shown above and ETRTO sizing which lists the tyre width first and the rim diameter second. The rim diameter size is measured differently with ETRTO, for example:

23-622

This is a standard 700c road bike rim with a 23mm tyre width, which is the same size as 700 x 23c. 

We recommend that you use the traditional sizing method wherever possible as most tyres that we stock use this system.

Cube road bike with 700c tyres

Traditional and ETRTO tyre size tables

If you are unsure which tyre size you need you can use our handy comparison table to find the correct size tyre

Road bike tyre sizes

ETRTO Number Dimension
 700c road bike wheels
 18-622  700 x 18C
 23-622  700 x 23C
 25-622  700 x 25C
 28-622  700 x 28C
 32-622  700 x 32C
 37-622  700 x 35C
 47-622  700 x 47C

MTB tyre sizes

ETRTO Number Dimension
 26" mountain bike wheels
 50-559  26 x 1.9
 54-559  26 x 2.1
 55-559  26 x 2.2
 58-559  26 x 2.35
  27.5" (650b) mountain bike wheels
 50-584  27.5 x 1.95
 54-584  27.5 x 2.1
 57-584  27.5 x 2.25
29"  mountain bike wheels  
 50-622  29 x 2.0
 54-622  29 x 2.1
 55-622  29 x 2.2

What are the different types of bike tyres

While road, mountain and hybrid tyres have their own specific differences there are some features that are common to all tyres.

  • Clincher tyres - most bike tyres have a bead which hooks onto the rim to keep the tyre in place. Traditionally this bead is made from wire which is tough but heavy. Premium tyres use a folding Kevlar bead which is equally as strong as wire but is much lighter weight.
  • Tubeless tyres - while regular clincher tyres require an inner tube to keep them inflated tubeless or tubeless ready tyres form an airtight seal with a compatible rim so you don’t need an inner tube. These are most commonly found on mountain bikes as they can be run at lower pressures without risking punctures.
  • Tubular tyres - These are specialist road bike tyres that have the tube built into the tyre and are then glued onto a compatible rim.

Frequently Asked Questions

What size tyre do I need for my bike?

Look at the side wall of your tyre for any printed numbers indicating the size and width.

How do I know my bike wheel size?

The easiest way is to look at the side of your tyre. The size and width are printed on the tyre.

How do I choose a bike tyre?

Once the compatible size is known, choose an appropriate tread for the conditions you ride in.

Can I fit wider Tyres on my bike?

Look at your fork and frame where the tyre passes through, measure any available clearance to gauge what width tyre will fit.

Is a 28 inch tire the same as 700c?

700c wheels have a diameter of 622mm. While most 28 inch tyres are for a 622mm wheel, some are not. Check the ETRO number on the sidewall to confirm.


Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Folding Bike Tyre Guide

 

Folding Bike Tyre Guide

Folding bike tyres are tyres that are designed specifically to fit the wheels of folding bikes. Most folding bikes have smaller wheels than urban road and hybrid bikes, so we’ve placed them all in a category of their own. If you can’t find the exact same tyre as you have on your bike, then another tyre of the same size will be fine.

Please note: the term ‘folding tyre’ refers to the bead of the tyre rather than the type of bike that the tyre is to be fitted to. Both ‘wired’ and ‘folding’ bead tyres are suitable for folding bikes as long as they are the right size.


What size tyre do I need for my folding bike?

You will need a tyre that is the same size as the wheel on your folding bike. If you aren’t sure what size you need have a look at the side walls of your existing tyre, the size will be written there.

Brompton folding bikes all have 16” wheels with a 349 ETRTO number. Tern folding bikes have 20” wheels or larger.

See the table opposite for typical folding bike tyre sizes

ETRTO Number

Tyre Dimension

32 - 349

16 x 1 ¼

35 - 349

16 x 1.35

32 - 355

18 x 1.25

40 - 406

20 x 1.5


Can I fit a different size tyre to my folding bike?

You can fit a tyre with a different width as long as the diameter of the tyre is the same. A slightly narrower tyre of the same diameter will fit perfectly. You will need to make sure that you have enough clearance in the frame if the tyre is wider than your existing tyre.

For example: if you have a 16 x 1 1/4 (32–349) tyre fitted then a 16 x 1.35 (35–349) will fit as long as you have a little bit of extra clearance between the tyre and the frame as this tyre is about 3mm wider.

riding a brompton folding bike

Delivery & Guarantee

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Returns & Warranty

It's easy to return a product with our 365 day, hassle free returns. 

We will give you a full refund on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

For more information please visit our Returns & Warranty page.