Tyres need the right amount of air to ensure safety and longevity
Following the manufacturer's recommendations for tyre inflation has a positive effect on the bike's performance. Tyres gradually lose air so it is essential to check tyre pressure before you set out. If you check your tyres during your journey, you will be checking 'warmed up' tyres. In effect, the pressure builds up whilst on the road, so you should never let down a tyre that has just been used
If the tyre pressure is below that recommended by the manufacturer, you should top up the air. The pressure should be more than 0.3 bars higher than the recommendation for a tyre starting from cold.
Once you have checked the tyre pressure, don't forget to replace the cap on the valve to ensure no water gets in to the core of the valve. We recommend you change the valve and cap every time you replace a tyre as it is an essential part of the seal.