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TIRES

If you are going with your bike on a asphalt road pump the tires to the max. If you are going with your bike on a rocky or sandy road don t pump your tires too much.Pump them a little bit under the normal regulation.If you do that your tires will be like shocks.Good driving

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How to Maintain a Bike's Tire Pressure for Good Performance?


Buy a good floor pump with a gauge (see "How to Buy a Bike Pump," under Related eHows). A small, frame-mounted pump is useful only for roadside repairs.

Understand that it's normal for most tires to lose up to 10 pounds per square inch (psi) per week. This does not mean you have a slow leak.

Look on the tire's sidewall for tire pressure recommendations. Don't exceed the maximum tire pressure listed.

Inflate your mountain bike's tires to 40 psi for dirt riding. You may wish to inflate your tires to 50 to 60 psi for city riding.


Inflate your road bike's tires to 100 psi for road riding. Some road tires have much higher psi ratings. However, 100 psi will provide a good mix of performance and comfort.


Inflate your hybrid bike's tires to 60 to 70 psi for city riding.

Check your tire pressure before every ride

Dec 21, 2010 | Cycling

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Why are road bicycles so much faster than hybrids? I commute in on a bog standard hybrid, and the guys on road bikes sail past me with what looks like minimum effort. I understand thats what they are designed for but what exactly is it that makes them so much quicker?


Road bikes are faster due to their generally higher gearing and especially due to their narrower tires that pump to much higher pressures. Think of your bike like a boat. When you start a boat it gets up to speed and eventually is up on top of the water (what is called planing) and then you can actually reduce the throttle and mantain the same speed. In the same way narrow tire road bike riders can get their bikes up to speed and actually throttle back and keep the bike going at a similar tempo. The tires on a hybrid bike do not inflate to the 100-130 that many road bikes tires do. We used to have a pair of racing wheels and tires at my bike shop that we would let hybrid owners borrow. They could not believe the difference.

Dec 16, 2010 | Cycling

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how to inflate bicycle tires on a cannondale r400 road bike


Do you have a presta valve adaptor, if you go to your local bike shop and buy one and then you can use a regular pump. If, you want something good, you can buy a decent pump at the bike shop and it will come with the adaptor. Road tires should be checked before each ride as air escapes, and low tire pressure damages wheels, just like a car, use a tire pressure guage made for bicycles or your good pump with take a reading.

Sep 16, 2010 | Cycling

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Hi When I ride with my KTM530EXC-r on asphalt


try dropping the fork tubes up through the yokes about 10mm or 20mm

Feb 15, 2010 | 2008 KTM 530 EXC-R

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Re-assembling a portable bike pump


Thanks so much for this opportunity. Soon after contacting you, I found a site, complete with video demonstration. Just by seeing the pump in its dormant position, I was able to deduce how to reassemble it. You can see the link below.
http://video.google.com/videosearch?client=safari&rls=en&q=%22Topeak+Road+Morph+Bike+Pump%22,+manual&oe=UTF-8&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=qU7WSpLyEpKZtgeaufGJBw&sa=X&oi=video_result_group&ct=title&resnum=4&ved=0CCUQqwQwAw#

Oct 14, 2009 | Topeak Road Morph Bike Pump

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