With the classic road season finally kicking off, whether you’re pro/amateur/ cyclist for fun. Details matter, comfort matters.
Getting that new fancy wheelset with some fresh rubber on top will only go as far as you use proper air pressure.
Common misconceptions exist in cycling that you should inflate up to 7-8 bar. When riding the smoothest tarmac, by all means do so, but we all know Flanders’ roads aren’t a walk in the park. ‘Macadam’ roads, cobbles etc create a rough enviroment for your material. Adjust your tyre pressure, riding wider wheels with wider tubes allows for lower air pressure. Increasing comfort in riding and not losing speed.
Imagine turning up onto the Haaghoek with 7-8 bar or 5,5-6 bar. The latter will get you all the way through without getting rocked off of your bike.
Haaghoek, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium