Aug 31, 2016 2:10 AM GMT
NYT: What follows are his top 10 tips on going downhill fast.
■ Have your brakes checked, Mr. Johnson says. “It’s surprising how few people take their bikes in” to a shop for a general checkup each year, he says.
■ Tires matter, too. “Don’t overinflate them,” he says. For road tires, a pressure of 110 pounds per square inch is the maximum he recommends, since it leaves them very slightly squishy, so that they make better contact with the road, providing more stability. Mountain bike tires and hybrid tires, which are wider, require less pressure.
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