Pint vibration

  • I've been noticing a vibration when riding my OW Pint and its frequency seems to match the speed I roll at.
    The effect is as if I had a hard bump on my tire or if it was egg-shaped instead of round but I can't see anything wrong when I inspect it.
    My tire pressure was at 16psi when I noticed so I adjusted it to 20psi and tightened all the visible bolts but it did not stop.
    Anybody had something similar or suggestion on how I could investigate further?

  • @DeDe_F rotate the tire while skimming the contact area with your other hand to see if it delaminated. If there is a bulge in the tire it is stuffed and needs replacing. Options are warranty or go aftermarket and fit one yourself.

  • I get this same thing with my Pint. I complained to FM and they asked me to "send a video" which I don't have the gear for and its so slight it wouldn't be picked up.

    I mostly notice it on fresh smooth pavement, it seems to have a "bump" on every rotation of the tire.

  • @stinkyface Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. I tried what you suggested and it turns out there's a small area on the tire that feels "flatter" than the rest. It's not a bump, on the contrary in fact, but it would still explain what I was describing. I'm surprised and a bit amazed that this can make a difference in the "road feel" :)
    Most of my miles are not on smooth blacktop here in Canada, far from it, so if it's not detrimental to the OW itself I can live with that tire. Thank you so much for helping me find an explanation!

  • I get the Pint tire bump too. My Pint is 18 months old so there is no warranty. First of all... Love my Pint. I carve and ride both directions. Almost all of the bump is on my switch side, probably because I ride that way 90% of the time and also in the 30-50degree F range during our winter. I think I was making too many tight turns with 17psi. I weigh about 250lb. I've raised the pressure and it is a little better. I am looking to get a new tire. I like the suggestion I've seen on another forum that I need to ride in the heat for a while... We'll see what happens. Almost 500 miles on the tire. Lots of turning... 67 years old and stoked.

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