In the quest for added performance, many road cyclists have fallen prey to myths about tyres. Not so long ago, competitors chose the lightest, thinnest possible tyre, inflated to a rock-hard pressure. Racing men of all sizes used to boast that they always put nine bars into their tyres. Even though they were prone to “snakebite” punctures, inflicted by the very rims which held them. But nowadays there is a wealth of reliable research findings on tyre performance. The myths have been debunked – and thin tyres pumped up to bursting point are no longer seen as desirable for every purpose.
Aug 02, 2019
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