There are two solutions to a flat tyre. You can either patch it up in the workshop, or you can simply change and replace your inner tube. The latter is much quicker and easier, especially if you need a fix mid-ride!
I'm a runner at heart but since shin splints became a big part of my life, I turned to cycling as a form of cross training. I love riding track and am a regular on the Manchester velodrome; on the road I ride a Trek Lexa and I call it Toby.
The winners of bike races are quite often decided by a sprint finish, and surprisingly it's not all about the rider that comes over the finish line first. Without the help of his teammates, they couldn't execute the perfect finish.
Power, we all want more. We are always trying to eek out a little bit more, whether it's loosing weight to increase your power to weight ratio, whether its buying more aero kit, aero wheels, lighter bikes, we are always striving to achieving a little bit more. But what if you are missing the obvious. Power doesn't just come from your legs...
At the risk of stating the obvious, without tyres your bike simply does not run! No matter what tech bling you have on it and how light you have managed to get it. Even £1000 wheels don't run without tyres on them. So you could say it is quite important to make sure your tyres are in good condition and do the job