Tyre pressures aren’t as simple as they may seem. We take a closer look at what you should be doing to ride faster as well as staying comfortable and upright.

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Ex-Professional Cyclist Simon Richardson talks you through the theories and practicalities of the secret art of tyre pressures.

When the presenters first started racing/riding it was very much a case of 120psi in the tyres, 23c were standard, and let a bit out when/if it rained.

These days there are wider tyres, wider rims, different styles of riding. We get to the nitty gritty of what matters so that you keep grip, stay fast and have a comfortable ride. Oh, and then there is the subject of punctures too.

Simon has even drawn his own table of what he recommends based on his weight and a some maths.

Let us know your thoughts and views on tyre pressure in the comments ?

Watch more on GCN…
The Truth About Wide Tyres And Wide Rims On Road Bikes ? http://gcn.eu/2dRDJjo
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