As discussed in part one; tyres strongly influence how your bicycle rides. With the advent of tubeless the benefits which more and more riders are appreciating include:
and especially important for mixed/off-road
Amazing grip and better off-rod handling from lower pressures (thanks to no pinch flats)
Riding the road less travelled offers an entirely new opportunity to explore beyond where the tarmac ends. Heading out for a big day with only a loose plan is certainly a great way to spend a Saturday. Meanwhile, 'cross bikes make for a fast option to blast out an hour cutting through fields, parks and everything in between. This type of riding is quite varied and places unique demands on how a tyre needs to perform. Not quite as beefy as a mountain bike tyre but larger and more grippy than a standard road tyre - the rubber rings for your mixed surface bicycle is ironically a little more specialised but made to be super versatile. PART 2 of this tubeless tyres round up series gives you some more information on these tyres and the differences between them.
Tyres are a highly significant factor in influencing how your bicycle rides. With the advent of tubeless, the benefits which more and more riders are appreciating include:
- Less punctures (sealant + no pinch flats )
- Lower rolling resistance (no tube to deform)
- Low overall system weight (no tube weight)
The increasing popularity of this new (to some) technology to road bicycles has shifted the landscape in terms of the right tyres for your riding, so see below a round-up of the key info on the current road performance and 4Season tubeless tyres (which can be fitted with sealant to your tubeless-ready Hunt wheels). Part 2 of this guide will cover fatter, gnarlier, crossier and gravelier tyres so if you like off-road thrashing keep your eyes peeled.
The fastest combination of tyre pressure and tyre widths is a long running debate. Traditionally narrow tyres inflated to high pressures have been seen as the fastest option for racers, however extensive testing and development by wheel companies and Pro teams over the past ten years has shown that in actual fact wider tyres and rims is a faster and more comfortable combination.
Wider tyres and rim profiles are now widley accepted by both manufactureres and consumers as the better option, however how wide and how low can you actually go...
Road Bike Tubeless tyres are a fantastic upgrade to any road bike. Benefits include increased grip, lower rolling resistance and increased puncture resistance. Our tubeless tyre fitting service is a quick and easy introduction to the world of road bike tubeless tyres however we often receive questions about tubeless tyre maintenance and puncture repair. The aim of this blog is to answer some of the most common questions and give you a better understanding of the practicalities of running tubeless tyres.
The 2016 Bespoked Bristol Handmade Bicycle show took place on the weekend of the 14th-17th of April. The show is a fantastic showcase of hand built bikes and offers an opportunity for builders to showcase their work and meet their clients. As a small business ourselves we were pleased to be able to help out a number of builders exhibiting at the show with wheels. Below is a selection of images taken at the show: