Bike Tyre Pressure Explained | Road Bike Maintenance

Published on February 27th 2017

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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: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN Get exclusive GCN gear in the GCN shop! http://gcn.eu/4O 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 📹 http://gcn.eu/2dRDJjo How To Reduce The Risk Of Getting Punctures 📹 http://gcn.eu/4P Photos: © Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/ & ©Tim De Waele / http://www.tdwsport.com