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Under Pressure: Leif Valin on Keeping Your Tires Full

1 August 2013 No Comment

An oft-overlooked and essential maintenance task is keeping your tire pressure up. Our friend and Fairdale rider Leif Valin breaks it down.


Here’s an excerpt:

I  air my tires up every couple days or before a long ride. Rubber is porous so over a span of time even if there is no puncture in the tire or tube they will lose air and eventually go flat. If you haven’t rode your bike in months and your tires were fine on your last ride but flat when you go to the shed they probably just need to be aired up. I know it doesn’t make sense that your tires will go flat even if they don’t have a leak, but it happens!

Check out the full and informative piece on the Fairdale site.