Bike Tyre Pressure Explained | Road Bike Maintenance

Published on February 27th 2017


Tyre pressures aren't as simple as they may seem. We take a closer look at what you should be doing to ride faster as well as staying comfortable and upright. Subscribe to GCN: Get exclusive GCN gear in the GCN shop! Ex-Professional Cyclist Simon Richardson talks you through the theories and practicalities of the secret art of tyre pressures. When the presenters first started racing/riding it was very much a case of 120psi in the tyres, 23c were standard, and let a bit out when/if it rained. These days there are wider tyres, wider rims, different styles of riding. We get to the nitty gritty of what matters so that you keep grip, stay fast and have a comfortable ride. Oh, and then there is the subject of punctures too. Simon has even drawn his own table of what he recommends based on his weight and a some maths. Let us know your thoughts and views on tyre pressure in the comments 👇 Watch more on GCN... The Truth About Wide Tyres And Wide Rims On Road Bikes 📹 How To Reduce The Risk Of Getting Punctures 📹 Photos: © Bettiniphoto / & ©Tim De Waele /