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TECH TALK:  Tires, Tires, Tires!

Cyclepath will host this month’s Tech Talk which will be all about Tires

Yes those rubbery things we put on our wheels that help us roll down and stay the trail. Many of us know we need them, but there are so many choices in tread styles, widths, rubber compound, etc… that it can be confusing and hard to decide what to use. Well the fine technicians at Cyclepath are going to do their best to explain the differences between the options and how it can affect your riding.

• Tire width: How tires widths can affect your riding experience.
• Tread pattern: How tread patterns can help with various types of riding and weather conditions.
• Rubber compound: An overlooked area of tires that can affect your riding on various trail conditions.
• Casting styles: Trade off between different casting styles.
• Tubeless inserts: How inserts like a CushCore can affect your downhill riding.
• Tire width / rim width issues: eg: wide on narrow rim makes it round and “tendency to roll”
• Shedding mud preference vs less rotational resistance
• Cornering
• Braking and Traction

Bring your questions! These will be open discussions with plenty of time to ask questions of the experts.  While we won’t be dialing in individual bikes, please feel free to bring your favorite steed and park it inside the shop.

Cyclepatha long-time supporter of the NWTA  and of the mountain bike community in general, is a full service bike shop and custom bike love is what they’re all about. They specialize in custom builds but sell bikes at a variety of price points to get you on the trail.  Their well-seasoned technicians will take great care of your bike whether we are doing a new build from scratch or you’re bringing in your 1986 Bianchi Volpe to get freshened up. 

When:  Tuesday, October 29th;  6-7pm social/beer hour, 7-8pm info hour.

Where:  CyclePath, 2436 NE MLK Blvd, Portland OR 97212

All ages & non-members welcome!

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