FAQ: How to cure a vibrating wheel

By Marc Abbott -

Tyres

 19 August 2009 11:20

If you have some harsh vibrations or the steering feels loose or wobbly then your front wheel could be out of balance.

Those vibes will stress wheel bearings, make the tyre run hotter and could loosen various fasteners around your bike. A fitter can do it, or you can balance your tyres at home.

You want to counteract the weight causing an imbalance by adding weight directly opposite the heaviest point of the wheel.

These weights come in 5g or 10g sizes and are sticky-backed to keep them in place. Static balancers are widely available.