Blix Vika+ Flex tire blowout, anyone has same issue?

icw

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We just received my brand new Vika+ Flex. On our very first test drive around the neighborhood block, the back tire suddenly made a few clicking sound then a loud pop. The tire blew out. I took it to the local shop for repair, and they saw no nail, glasses, or sign of penetration and found a manufacture defect (see photo). Is this a known issue?
 

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harryS

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I don't think that's a defect, I've seen some stray rubber at the edge of tires (bead) often, Still, there may some defect/weakness in the bead that doesn't show in the picture that causes the tire to pop off.

Let me ask. Was the inner tube blown, or did the tire just pop off? Did they sell you a new tire and tube, or just the tire? Hope they got the axle nuts tight, They need to be tighter than a normal bike with axle nuts, Not monster tight,

Sure, send the info to Blix. They may pick up the cost of repair for the tire. They won't pay if the wheel if comes loose.
 

icw

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USA
I believe the inner tube was blown when it made this huge pop sound like gunshot. The tire didn't come off; it just went flat. The bike shop will replace both tire and tube. It's a good local bike shop that I have worked with on my other bicycles and has really good reputation, so I do trust their assessment. I've contacted Blix but no response yet, but to be fair it's Friday so I'll wait for few more business days to hear from them. Thanks.
 

harryS

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AH, it's hard to see that's a broken wire coming out of your tire bead?

All explained here in the 4th post down. You should be getting re-imbursed for your troubles. Have fun!

 
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