Bicycle Tricks & Repair : How to Set Up Your Bike for Street Riding

Bicycle Tricks & Repair : How to Set Up Your Bike for Street Riding


So now I’m going to talk about how to set
up your bike for road riding. If you don’t have a road bike and you say you have a mountain
bike there is a lot of things you can do to it to make it a lot more street friendly.
The first thing you can do is get rid of the tires on it from having these big knobbies
to a really slick narrow high pressure street tire. That is going to make the bike perform
a lot faster and it is also just going to give you better performance overall on the
road. It is going to make it a lot easier for you to ride. The other thing that you
can do is change the gearing on the bike. You can go to bigger chain rings on the bike
which is going to make the bike actually go faster on the road. Other than that that is
pretty much all you would have to do. Those are the things to look for when you are setting
your bike up for road riding. The biggest thing to look for is what tire choices you
are going to go with. There is a couple different things. You could go with a full slick like
this here which is a really narrow high pressure tire. It is going to grip really well in pretty
much any sort of terrain but it is a really soft rubber compound so you’ve got to make
sure that it is filled up to the proper PSI. You could also go with something a little
bit wider but not as aggressive, something like this tire here which is still going to
give you a lot better performance on the road rather than having a knobby mountain bike
tire.