How To: Get Home After Slashing Your Tire’s Sidewall (Video)

How To Video

A slash in the sidewall of your tire typically means the end of your ride. But with a little McGyver ingenuity it’s possible to get back on the road and get home. Here are some tricks from our friends at the Global Cycling Network that just might save the day.

About the author: RoadBikeReview is an online community of cyclists who share a passion for the sport. Visitors of the site regularly purchase gear to upgrade their bikes, share inspiring photos of rides, and keep up to date with the latest industry and technology news. Which products perform best? Where to buy them? Where to ride? How to ride better? Cyclists come to for the answers.

Follow RoadBikeReview on Facebook

NOTE: There are two ways to comment on our articles: Facebook or Wordpress. Facebook uses your real name and can be posted on your wall while Wordpress uses our login system. Feel free to use either one.

Facebook Comments:

Wordpress Comments:

  • Matt says:

    Seems he forgot about the reliable dollar bill/pound note solution.

    • Mikey says:

      I agree, Matt. I too thought this would mention a dollar bill. Very flexible and thin. Hadn’t thought about a leaf before, though.

  • Ric says:

    Since it’s now legal many places….I thought that marijuana leaves in the tool kit could be a fix…and also for the tire stuffing when one does not have a spare tube, so you will need to carry a few lbs. of it. :)

    ps..don’t smoke and never will…anything.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *