Identify when to change your Bicycle tires
The tires of the wheels are crucial for our safety, being the only element that is in contact with the ground, if they wear out or damage we can suffer accidents, since our stability and performance depend on them. Its deterioration in comparison to other parts of the bike is more accelerated, because at the time of rolling they are affected by the weather and the terrain.
In the market we find a wide range of types of tires, depending on the type of bicycle, our needs and tastes vary between whether they are tubeless or with air chamber, rigid or flexible, smooth or with textures, of different widths and sizes and colors. However, the signs that we must take into account when changing our tires are the following:
Punctures are common in cycling, but when they are repeated is not normal, if it happens, you should have to check the tires carefully, because they may be worn.
If the tire has texture, check if the relief is little or nonexistent
Well-inflated tires tend to have a rounded appearance, with the test of time and constant use, the central part wears out more rapidly, causing this area to flatten, making necessary to change the tires.
The tires are composed of rubber and a structure of wires of different materials, if your tires reveal (let see) the structure is because it is damaged and needs to be replaced.
Over time and due to external agents, tires tend to crack and lose their elastic condition, beginning to harden. It is important to keep in mind that even if you use the tire or not, this may happen. If the tire has cracks it is important to change it immediately because it may damage the wheel or the tire may explode completely.
In addition, one of the best ways to identify your tires condition is by the feeling it generates when you roll. If you lose traction and efficiency, if you suffer some fright by experiencing less grip, if you skid on slopes or on descents or if you feel unsteady when riding, these are signs to carry out a careful check-up of the tires condition.
It is important that you are aware of your bike demands, if you ride often on the road, if you ride through difficult terrain or are planning a trip of several days, it is necessary that you bring tires in good condition, to avoid accidents and thus experience a happy BiciTravesia (bike tour).