Do you need a special pump for road bike tires?

Do you need a special pump for a road bike?

No, road bike tires do not need a special pump. Based on the valve you may need a valve adapter for Presta valves, but standard bicycle pumps work well with both Schrader and Dunlop.

What should you pump road bike tires to?

A typical road tire should be inflated to something between 90 and 120 PSI.

How much should I pump my bike tires?

High pressure road bike tires should be pumped up at least once a week, hybrid tires every two weeks, and mountain bike tires at least every two to three weeks. Why do I have to pump my tires so often? Bike tires hold only a small amount of air, but under a great deal of pressure.

Does bike tire pressure affect speed?

Summary: On really rough surfaces, higher pressures roll slower. Wider tires roll faster on rough surfaces because they can handle lower pressures. So now we know that higher pressures don’t make your bike faster – whether on ultra-smooth asphalt, on rough surfaces like cobblestones, or anywhere in between.

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