Toolbox: how to work towards lower tire pressure

Updated: Apr 12, 2021

Twenty years ago the standard tire width choice for road racing was 19C, narrow, and pumped as hard as possible. Racing on 140psi wasn’t uncommon. The harder the tire, the thinking went, the less likely of getting a pinch flat. Recent research has shown that this isn’t the case. In the last ten years thinking on tire choice and pressure is one of the areas in which the sport has changed the most. The wider tire, at a lower pressure, is faster, more comfortable and less fatiguing. An all around better setup. Are you game to try?

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