Check Your Tires – Preseason Mountain Bike Checklist | Part 2

Check Your Tires – Preseason Mountain Bike Checklist | Part 2


Hey everybody, Jans Expert Scott House here. We’re going to go through some quick steps for a preseason bike check. One of the most important interfaces on your bike is your wheels and tires. Give your tires and rims a good visual
inspection Making sure your tires have adequate tread with no cuts or punctures. Your rims are straight and round with no
dents or cracks. And there are no broken or missing missing spokes in your wheel. Replace worn or damaged tires as needed… And if you have a bent or damaged rim or spokes, contact your local bike shop for support. If you are using tubeless tires… make sure that you check to make sure
there’s ample sealant in the tire. Add tire sealant if needed. Typically, if
you’re riding in the Mountain West tire sealant will last a little over a month or so before you need to add more. If everything looks good with your tires
and rims we can move on to checking our tire
pressure. You can check your tire pressure with a gauge but we recommend just putting on a pump that has a built-in gauge in it. For a mountain bike you should be running between 30 and 40 PSI depending upon the tire you’re using, your style of riding, and the tire and rim setup. Remember… the higher pressure that you use, will
make your bike you have a little bit harsher of a ride. While if you use lower tire pressure, you’ll get better tire traction but you’re at risk for pinch flats or damage to your rim. Hopefully this helps you get your bike on the trail for spring and summer. If you have any questions, visit us at jans.com or call Jans Park Avenue Bike Shop at
435-649-4949