Keep Bike Tyres Pumped Up

When getting started with cycling, there can be a lot of conflicting information available, and it's easy to feel overwhelmed.

However, one tip every resource agrees upon is the importance of keeping bike tyres fully pumped up. Doing so keeps the risk of punctures as low as possible, as well as providing as easy and efficient ride.

Road bike tyres should be between 80-130 psi (pounds per square inch), mountain bike tyres between 30-50 psi, and hybrid bike tyres between 50 and 70 psi. Finding the specific value that is right for you depends on your weight, with heavier bodies requiring higher psi.

A small hand pump is useful for temporary puncture repairs on the go, but getting a road bike up to 100 psi requires a larger floor pump. Checking tyre pressure before every ride will help minimise the risk of a puncture, and make the ride as eventless as possible.
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