The Look Keo Carbon pedal embodies the perfect balance between weight and performance. Twenty years ago when Look first invented the clip less pedal it then too was the benchmark for all others that followed. At one time Shimano pedals could use Look made cleats and you can see today similarities again with Shimano's use of a Look cleat look alike (no pun intended) in their SPD-SL design.
The Continental Grand Prix 4000 has taken that successful design and redefined how a racing tire should ride. The most notable change is the addition of Vectran which is an industry first. This allows for a lower weight, reduced rolling resistance, and increased tread strength.
Are you signed up for an event you’re not ready for? Maybe your buddies are kicking your butt up the hills? Being slow is a common spring problem for riders. Likely you’ve tried to maintain a training schedule but life has got in the way over the winter months.
To install your new tires begin by deflating your current tires and removing them. If required use plastic tire levers but NEVER a metal screw driver; doing so may scar your rims.
Removing the old pedals from your crank can be easily done with either the bike on the floor or in a work stand. Pedals like the Look Keo Carbons do not accept a pedal wrench. These pedals will require an Allen key that can be placed in the spindle from the back side.
The most avoidable flat is the snake bite or pinch flat. It’s caused by not having enough air in the tire or by hitting a pot hole with insufficient PSI. In both situations the tire is deformed causing the sidewall of the rim to pinch the tube while inside the tire.
Tires are rated by their respective manufacturers for a given PSI often with a recommended and a maximum range. For the purposes of this, we’ll be touching on the maximum PSI rating only. The maximum PSI rating of a tire does not suggest that one PSI more will result in the tire blowing off the rim. It does however, indicates the strength of the bead and also builds in a buffer for pump gauge variance and rider weight.
People love cycling. Whether you are highly competitive or cycle for leisure purposes, there is a method to the act. Learning the proper way to do things is a benefit in many ways. It supports safety, durability, and performance. The following article addresses the act of ‘cornering.’ There are several factors contributing to the cycling maneuver. Some, with years of cycling experience never took the time to properly read and learn about cornering.
The biking experts say that it is common for a front tire to outlast a rear tire by as much as three to one. Driving forces and weight wear the rear tire down quickly through usage. Some times rear tires on road-bikes and especially on mountain bikes have a tendency to wear down quicker than the front tires. To get a little more life out of your tires, you can rotate them around once or you can put the front tire on the back and then just buy a new tire for the front.
Swiss Stop brake pads are different than standard brake pads. Their complex compound requires slightly different servicing and installation to ensure top performance. Normal black rubber pads require filing regularly to expose fresh and clean compound. We do not recommend regular filing of Swiss Stop brake pads because Swiss Stop brake pads do not collect aluminum. All that is required to clean the pads is a good wipe with a damp rag. If you feel like they are extremely dirty and a rag is not enough try using sand paper.
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