How to: Reduce the chance of getting a flat tire

Tips and tricks to avoid having your ride derailed by a puncture

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How To Reduce the Risk of Getting Punctures

Flat tires, the bane of any cyclist’s existence. So what can you do to prevent them? Our friends at the Global Cycling Network have some answers in the video below. For reference, 60-70 kilograms is roughly 132-154 pounds and 80 kilos is about 176 pounds. This will come in handy when they talk about recommended PSI based on body weight. Have a look.

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  • Mr. P says:

    Just a heads up that contrary to what they say in the video about the puncture resistance of tubes is incorrect. A tube is designed to hold air only and has exactly zero structure to resist a sharp object (that is what the tire is designed for).

    In addition, a rim hit that will puncture a tube, will puncture a tube of any reasonable thickness. Again, for the same reason – the tube is designed to hold air only.

    This has been shown to be true in the real world in mountain biking and the previous use of thicker “DH” tubes that is no longer used as they provided no benefits.

    P

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