- 1 At what age should I replace my bike tires?
- 2 When should I upgrade my triathlon bike?
- 3 How many km do bike tires last?
- 4 Do pro triathletes use tubeless tires?
- 5 Should I replace both bike tires at the same time?
- 6 Why are triathlon bikes heavier?
- 7 How do I upgrade my triathlon bike?
- 8 How often should I change my bike chain?
- 9 How long do bike helmets last?
- 10 Why do bike tires go flat?
- 11 What size tires do pro triathletes use?
- 12 Why do pros use tubular?
- 13 Are GP5000 Tubeless Ready?
At what age should I replace my bike tires?
The conventional wisdom is that your road bike tires last anywhere from 1,000 to 3,000 miles. High-end (more expensive) tires should last at least 2,500 miles.
When should I upgrade my triathlon bike?
If you routinely ride in wet conditions or on roads that are technical with a lot of elevation changes, you might want to consider upgrading to a tri bike with disc brakes.
How many km do bike tires last?
As a general guide, you can expect a tire mileage of 2000 to 5000 km from Schwalbe standard tires. The tires of the Marathon family usually last between 6000 and 12000 km. With the light Marathon Racer and Marathon Supreme, the performance is a little lower (approx. 5000 to 9000 km).
Do pro triathletes use tubeless tires?
On the medium-important scale for triathletes, tubeless tires can be run at a much lower tire pressure —increasing both comfort and handling. The abuse a disc wheel can dish out (at a higher pressure)—particularly in long-course racing—is one of the biggest reasons many triathletes should not be using disc wheels.
Should I replace both bike tires at the same time?
The answer is no, you probably don’t need to replace both tires at once. That’s because the function of one doesn’t affect the function of the other. In fact, according to Side Car, the rear wheel gets worn out about twice as fast as the front wheel due to how the motorcycle works.
Why are triathlon bikes heavier?
A triathlon bike is heavier than a road bike by 2- 4 lbs or 1 to 2 kg. The reason is that the aim is to make a triathlon bike more aerodynamic rather than lightweight as it is in road bikes. The triathlon bikes come with bigger aerofoils and bigger frames than the road bike.
How do I upgrade my triathlon bike?
The Best Upgrades For Your Triathlon Bike
- A Professional BikeFit.
- Get a Power Meter.
- Upgrade your Wheelset.
- Electronic Groupset.
- Get an Aerodynamic Helmet.
How often should I change my bike chain?
The 2,000-Mile Rule. To avoid this accelerated wear of your cassette and chainrings, a general rule of thumb is to replace your bike’s chain every 2,000 miles. Mind you, this is just a starting point. No two chains will wear at exactly the same rate because no two riders treat their chains the same.
How long do bike helmets last?
The government testing body in the US, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), recommends replacing a bicycle helmet every five to 10 years. The Snell Memorial Foundation, which also certifies helmets for safety, states a firm five years.
Why do bike tires go flat?
A tire goes flat because there is a hole in the inner tube. Slow leaks take long enough to go flat that the bicycle may actually be ridden, but the tire will need to be pumped up more often than it should. It is normal for a tube to lose air over a period of weeks.
What size tires do pro triathletes use?
What Size Tires Do Pro Triathletes Use? Although some pro triathletes may run a different sized tire depending on the race and conditions, in most cases, professional triathletes and time trialists will run between 21 and 23mm tires. In most cases, triathletes will use 23mm tires with a high PSI.
Why do pros use tubular?
One of the key reasons that pros still use tubular tyres is because you can still ride with a flat tyre – a punctured tubular tyre won’t blow off the rim. An inner tube blowout with a clincher setup, whilst unlikely, can be potentially dangerous.
Are GP5000 Tubeless Ready?
The GP TT doesn’t come in a tubeless option. That means that while losing out on speed, the GP5000 tubeless tyres offer superior puncture protection – where sealant can seal small cuts and punctures. For us, though, despite the interesting results we’re confident that sealant and airtight rubber is the future.