Inflating your tires is a matter of both safety and performance. Under-inflated tires bring risks of pinch flats and premature wear and will hinder your overall efficiency and performance. Just like in a vehicle, you need to check your tire pressure regularly to keep your bike running smoothly. Inflating the tire is a very simple, quick process that will only hold up your ride for a few minutes.
Tips & Warnings
To keep your road bike at its best, check and inflate your tires prior to every ride. Be sure to carry a pump with you on your bike.
To keep your road bike at its best, check and inflate your tires prior to every ride.
Be sure to carry a pump with you on your bike.
Just as you don't want under-inflated tires, you don't want over-inflated tires, either. Don't exceed the highest recommended pressure.
Article Written By Joe Fletcher
Joe Fletcher has been a writer since 2002, starting his career in politics and legislation. He has written travel and outdoor recreation articles for a variety of print and online publications, including "Rocky Mountain Magazine" and "Bomb Snow." He received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Rutgers College.