Ripping down the trails on your mountain bike is one of the most exhilarating outdoor activities you can participate in. But it doesn’t matter whether you’re riding in a city park, hitting black diamond trails, or exploring the backcountry. Both amateurs and experts alike all run the risk of getting a flat tire, and there is nothing else that can bring such an abrupt end to your summer fun.
By keeping your tires at the right pressure, you’ll be able to drastically reduce your chance of a flat. One of the biggest mistakes that novice riders make is riding on tires that are a little low. With this in mind, a good bicycle pump can spell the difference between completing your run and heading down to the shop to replace a worn out tire.