QUESTION: Recently I punctured. After I replaced the tube and pumped up the tire, I hadn't gone 300 yards before the same tire flatted again. I was out of tubes so had to hitch a ride home. What's going on? -- Benny S. RBR REPLIES: First, stop by your local bike shop and buy a tube repair kit. And ask how to use it if you're not experienced. Keep it in your seat … [Read more...] about Why Did My Tire Go Flat Twice?
Today's comes to us from Michael Hormel, about his method to prevent flats – and the results are astonishing. Here's what he wrote: I've only had one flat in the 10-15 years since I went from sew-ups to clinchers. The one was early this summer when I hit a rough spot were a culvert had been replaced and I bounced over it and got a pinch flat. … [Read more...] about Quick Tip: Carefully Installing Your Tube and Tires Prevents Flats
Pinch flats are caused when you ride into something that causes a sharp impact — a rock, railroad track or edge of a pothole are prime culprits. The impact compresses the tire so much that the tube is pinched between it and edges of the rim. This causes 2 small holes about half an inch apart on the rim side of the tube. They look like fang marks, so that's why pinch flats … [Read more...] about How to Avoid Pinch Flats on a Bicycle
Editor's Note: Of late, we've been running a regular feature – providing a rundown from RBR Contributors on our favorites across the spectrum of components, nutrition, clothing, accessories, you name it. As we do these pieces, we've been compiling the variousreader comments and emails with your own favorites of those various pieces of gear. This week and for the … [Read more...] about RBR Favorites: Readers’ Favorite Pedals & Tires
By Jim Langley HOT! Perhaps the best value today in high-performance road rubber Puncture protection Dual-compound tread for best in cornering and rolling resistance 120TPI casing for supple ride NOT! none http://www.clementcycling.com/Price: $35-$42Weight: My test tire (700 x 25c) weighs 216 grams. Clement gives a range of 220 - 335 … [Read more...] about Clement Strada LGG Tires