By Jim Langley Now that the nice riding weather has returned to the northern hemisphere and spring events have sprung, I want to cover a good question for this time of year from a Minnesota roadie, Dale, who asked awhile ago: “They say that winter may end here in a few months. I switched to tubeless tires on my Trek Domane last season. Do I need to renew the sealant in … [Read more...] about Checking and Adding Tire Sealant
By Mike Tierney My column of two weeks ago titled "Tubeless, or Not Tubeless? That is the Question" generated more Comments than any of my previous columns, pretty well all of them from roadies who ride – and very much like – tubeless tires. I appreciate your reasons for embracing tubeless technology (I’ll get to those in a moment), but for most of us, tubeless remains a … [Read more...] about Tubeless Revisited
Tubeless, or Not Tubeless? That is the Question.
By Mike Tierney The sporting bicycle rider, when it comes to wheels and tires, is faced with this decision. And like many bike-related decisions, this one also seems to have been foisted on us by the bicycle industry. It doesn't take much of a skeptic to realize that the bike industry's needs don’t always align with the needs of cyclists. But like most dilemmas, if we arm … [Read more...] about Tubeless, or Not Tubeless? That is the Question.
Clincher Tire versus Tubular Tire? What’s the Difference for Cycling?
Question: I'm new to cycling and have seen road tires described as "clinchers." What's a clincher? -- Derrick P. … [Read more...] about Clincher Tire versus Tubular Tire? What’s the Difference for Cycling?
Stan’s Tire Sealant
By Brian Nystrom HOT! Prevents most common flats - after all, that's what it's for You can go years without a ???nuisance??? flat Hone your flat-changing skills by changing other riders??? flats Installation typically takes less time than actually changing a flat NOT! Installation can be tricky and messy Not compatible … [Read more...] about Stan’s Tire Sealant