Tannus Tire Installation

HOW TO INSTALL YOUR TANNUS TIRE

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

1. Select the correct pin size 

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

 

2. 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.

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

3. 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).

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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.

 

4. 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. 

5. 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. 

 6. 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. 

 

Rim and Pin Sizing Table

In order to choose the pin that fits your tire and rim, refer to the table below.

While the pins that fit the tire are provided additional pins are available for purchase.

Size of Tire Size of Rim
(Clincher Type)
Recommended Pin Size
(mm)
Pin Size of Rim
(mm)
700x40C (40-622) 19C 22.5 -
20C 23.5 -
21C 24.5 -
700x32C (32-622) 18C 21.5 -
19C 22.5 -
20C 23.5 -
700x28C (28-622) 14C 17.5 -
15C 18.5 -
16C 19.5 -
700x23C (23-622) 13C - 16.5
14C 17.5 -
15C 18.5 -
26"x1 3/8" (35-590) 18C 21.5 -
19C 22.5 -
20C 23.5 -
26"x1.75" (35-559) 17C - 20.5
18C 21.5 -
19C 22.5 -
20C 23.5 -
26"x1 3/8" (35-559) 13C - 16.5
14C 17.5 -
15C 18.5 -
24"x1.75" (44-507) 17C - 21.5
18C 22.5 -
19C 23.5 -
20C 24.5 -
20"x1 1/8" (28-451) 13C - 16.5
14C 17.5 -
15C 18.5 -
24"x1.50" (40-540) 19C 22.5 -
20C 23.5 -
21C 24.5 -
22"x1.50" (40-501) 19C 22.5 -
20C 23.5 -
21C 24.5 -
20"x1.50" (40-406) 19C 22.5 -
20C 23.5 -
21C 24.5 -
18"x1.50" (40-355) 19C 22.5 -
20C 23.5 -
21C 24.5 -
16"x1.50" (40-349) 19C 22.5 -
20C 23.5 -
21C 24.5 -
16"x1.50" (40-305) 19C 22.5 -
20C 23.5 -
21C 24.5 -
20"x1.25" (40-406) 17C 21.5 -
18C 22.5 -
19C 23.5 -
20C - 24.5
16"x1.25" (32-349) 17C 21.5 -
18C 22.5 -
19C 23.5 -
20C - 24.5
16"x1.25" (32-305) 17C 21.5 -
18C 22.5 -
19C 23.5 -
20C - 24.5