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Getting the Suitable Bicycle Tyres Every Time

By Harrison Summers Subscribe to RSS | April 27th 2012 | Views:
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Nobody wants to suffer a flat tyre down the motorway, more so for cyclists. So, if you fall victim to such a circumstance and you end up needing a new one for your mountain bike, you should master how to find the right replacement.

As you are about to buy one, remember that the chore would not be that difficult if you get yourself acquainted with important specifications and factors. Speaking of which, here are aspects of your rubber tyre that you need to consider when buying:

Tyre Size

Begin your assessment for the suitable kind by looking into the dimensions, starting with the diameter. For standard mountain bikes and hybrids, you will typically need tyres with 26 or 27-inch diameters; BMX types will require you to look for 20-inch sizes. Now, if you are unsure about what size that suits your bike, see the measurement stamped on the side of your punctured pieces.

Afterwards, look into the width—typically the second number on a tyre's measurements. In most cases, mountain bicycles are in the range of 26 x 1.5 where the second measurement refers to the width of the bicycle tyres. Additionally, you may also see 700 x 23 sizes on high-speed racing tyres—signifying that the piece is 700 mm in diameter and 23 mm wide.

Weight

When you are competing in Tour de France, it will be ideal to run with as little weight as possible; however, this may not really be that important if you are simply using your bike for your daily commute.

Tread Type

The treads on your tyres will largely depend on the road surface that you normally run around on. For instance, if you constantly expose your BMX bike to pavements around the city, smooth tires will be an ideal choice for you. On the other hand, knobbly ones are good for mountain types as these typically see action on outdoor trails where the paths can be wet or muddy. Although such kinds provide better balance and hold for the bike, they will typically require the rider more pedal power compared to those with smoother treads.

Durability

For your next tyre, it will make perfect sense if you go for one that is puncture-resistant or those varieties that come with Kevlar reinforcements. In most cases, investing in such reliable spare parts will enable you to withstand running over any form of road debris, including those sharp edges that can normally puncture regular rubber.

Take note of these factors and you can be picking the perfect tyre for your two-wheeler effectively every time.

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