Here are some tyre tips to help:
Tyres need topping up with air regularly - at least every two weeks is a good rule of thumb. (Always check your tyres before each ride).
Use a track pump with a pressure gauge. This takes the guesswork out of pumping to the right pressure and makes it a lot easier and quicker too.
Why is it important to keep my tyres fully inflated?
Riding on soft or flat tyres makes pedalling harder, the steering gets heavy, and you lose control. It will also ruin your tyres and damage your wheels.
Ensure tyres are in good condition. Badly worn, damaged or perished tyres will increase the chance of punctures, blow outs and potentially serious accidents.
How can I tell my tyre is perished?
Look for cracks in the side walls (when the tyre is inflated). When the tyre is flat squeeze and fold the side wall between thumb and finger to see if cracks appear.
What can I do to stop getting punctures?
The best solution is to have puncture protected tyres fitted. These will greatly reduce the chance of getting punctures. Many people never get another puncture.
We sell and fit many of these tyres made by Schwalbe, the leading Germany tyre and tube manufacturer.
Other signs of defective tyres include bulges, holes, bald matches and worn out treads.
If you need a new tyre or tube, or have a concern or question please text or call us.