Before You Begin Installation

We recommend doing the following to help you install Tannus Airless Tires.

Remove from packaging and carefully stretch into a circle shape.

If possible, place in the sunlight or warm place to help with installation.

Remove the rim tape from your rim to give space for your new Tannus Airless Tire.


Airless Tires Installation

NOTE: We highly recommend you having your Tannus Tires installed by an authorized Tannus Dealer.

STEP ONE: Select Your Correct Pin Size

Use our Pin Sizing Chart to determine the correct pin color for your rim. As a general rule, the pin size is +3.5mm wider than your rim's width.

STEP TWO: Pin insertion into tire

After choosing the correct pin size, insert the pins flat side up into the pin holes. Check the pin orientation carefully.

Insert pins into tire as shown below.


Gently stretch the tire for easier installation. Take caution not to overstretch the tire as this could damage tire and may influence performance. 

STEP THREE: Mounting your Tannus tire

Once the pins are correctly inserted, mount the tire on the rim. Fixing one or two pins into rim will secure the tire and ease the mounting process. Mount the tire so that the pins are only showing on one side (figure A).

As seen in figure B stand the tool up with 70~80 degree and push down hard. If you feel and hear "Click" sound or vibration, the pin is inserted into rim correctly (figure C).


If your rim is shallow remove the rim tape before mounting the tire so there is enough room for the new tire to fit properly. 

If your rim is deep you may want to keep the rim tape on. If by chance you have already removed you tape and you hear a "Tick, Tick" when you ride, it may be that there is too much room between the tire and the rim causing the tire to float. In this case, remove the tire, put a rim tape on the rim, and mount the tire again.


STEP FOUR: What to check after installing

A. Make sure all pins are installed correctly. If any of the pins are showing repeat step 3. There should be no visible pins if the installation was done properly.

B. Check the tire balance. As seen in the figure below rotate the tire to ensure that the mid-line is straight and center. 

STEP FIVE: How to care for your Tannus Tire

Dirt and stains can be removed with a wash or wipe down of the tire.  For best results use a tire cleaner. 

STEP SIX: Removing your Tannus tire

Removing the tires can be difficult as they are designed to stay on the rim. It's recommended to visit an authorized Tannus dealer for the removal process. 


Answers to Questions

What are Tannus Airless Tires?
Tannus Airless Tires are made of a patented material called Aither. It’s a high quality foam-like polymer that allows them to be completely solid but ride like normal bike tires.

Why get Airless Tires?
You will never get a flat tire again.

Are they and insert?
Tannus Tires are not insert. They are an actual tire.

Do I need my own tire?
Keep your wheelset but you won’t need your rim strip, tube or tire. If you want to order a complete wheelset with Tannus Tires already installed please click here.

How do they compare to a regular tire?
Unlike other solid tires, Tannus has made technological advances that make the tires lightweight, comfortable and durable. Most people don’t notice a difference when they switch except they don’t get flats or have to worry about psi.

Will they make me slower?
Tannus Airless Tires stop flats. While most people don't feel a difference when riding, some riders notice a decrease in speed up to 10%.

How long do they last?
While they can last longer they have a 3,000 mile guarantee.

What's the PSI?
Most of the tires come in three different densities: soft, regular, and hard. View Specifications

Which Hardness should I buy?
Some of our tires come with "Soft" options and some have "Hard" options. If the option is available for the size you're buying, we recommend riders over 200lbs going for the "Hard" compound, riders between 120lbs & 200lbs riding the "Regular" compound, and riders below 120lbs going for the "Soft" compound. If the tire you're looking for doesn't have a hardness option, don't sweat it! The difference is most notable on the road sizes.

Are they heavy?
The weight varies by size. View Specifications

Are they for off road?
Tannus Tires are for road. If you’re looking for an off road option check out Tannus Armour.

Where can I buy them?
You can buy them through us but we also encourage you buying them through your local bike shop. View Tannus Dealers