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by Ruth Kaser for Cycling Articles

They're out there-flat threats

They’re out there-flat threats

SE Bikes Big Mountain and tire maintenance tools

SE Bikes Big Mountain and tire maintenance tools

A new bike racing away from spent tubes

A new bike racing away from spent tubes

Riding on under-inflated tires, riding over glass, wire, thorns, or a sharp stone-the result can be your addition to the river of spent tubes in the above photos. The chance of a Flat is also aided by riding after it rains as the water can act as a lubricant to drive an object into your tire.

You have control over your tire inflation-check your tire pressure every couple of weeks. The higher the pressure in the tire the faster the loss of air. 

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