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How Often Are You Supposed to Check Tire Pressure?

How Often Are You Supposed to Check Tire Pressure?

Yes, tires leak air! The most important thing to do is check your tire pressure before every ride - make it a habit, if you don't, your tire pressure is probably wrong before you even start your ride. ​
​For example, on new pavement, your tires might feel wonderful at 100 psi, but on a rough road, they might roll faster at 90 psi. In wet conditions, you may want to run your tires at 10 psi less for improved traction. If you're a mountain biker, keep in mind that your bike rolls smoothly on the road with 40 psi, it might feel even better on the the single track at 30 psi. ​

​Tire pressure is not a set in stone forget it thing. High tire pressure equals lower rolling resistance, because on a smooth surface, hard tires flex less and create a smaller contact patch. But no road is perfectly smooth (we wish it was). Properly inflated bike tires conform to bumps and absorbs shocks. Over inflated bike tires has a harsh impact to the rider which can cause sore wrists, hands and arms which causes rider discomfort. Use the recommended air pressure that is marked on the side of your tires but play with higher and lower pressure until it's just right! ​

Once you become an expert at tire pressure you'll be able to cop a feel and know if your tires need air or not. 

Having a Floor Pump with a gauge is the most accurate way to make sure your tires have the air pressure they need.

Dial Gauge

Piston 3 Floor Pump
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