How to Remove a Trek Bicycle Tire

By Pamela Henman

Trek Bicycle Corporation was established in 1976, and it recommends regular inspection and maintenance of bike tires to ensure maximum performance. The wheels on your Trek bicycle should be straight and properly attached and inflated. If you have a flat or suspect something may be wrong with your bike's wheels, it is easy to remove the wheels quickly and without tools. You can use a traditional or quick-release method, depending on the type of Trek bike you own.

Without Quick Release Removal

Shift the bike's gears to the smallest cog. Keep the bike upright.

Open the brake by lifting it up and away from the tire. The brake pads will move away from the rim, and this will allow the tire to pass through freely.

Stand on the side of your bike that does not have the chain and flip the quick-release skewer to the "open" position. The skewer is what attaches the wheels to the bike.

Grasp the bike's top tube with your left hand and lift the wheel off the ground; the wheel will fall out of the dropout.

Quick Release Removal

Open the brakes so that the pads do not touch the wheel rim. Open the quick-release lever.

Hold down the quick-release lever while loosening the nut located on its opposite end if you're removing a front tire.

Lift the wheel out of the dropout when the nut is turned enough so that both sides of the quick-release skewer clear the safety tabs on the fork, which connects the frame to the wheel and handlebars.


About the Author

Based in Atlanta, Pamela Henman has been writing marketing- and advertising-related articles since 2006. Previously, she covered arts and entertainment news for "AUC Magazine," "The Signal" and "The Urbanite." She received a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Georgia State University.

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