Iâ€™ve decided to incorporate some road riding in order to get in better shape. So the night before my first road ride, I pumped up my front tire to about 40psi. Normally I run them in the low 30â€™s, but I didnâ€™t need the extra traction so out came the pump.
After pumping up the front tire to 40psi, I moved to the back tire to pump the rear up as well. I pushed the tire to 40 psi and I took a step back to admire the change. Thenâ€¦ BOOM!
To put it mildly, it scared the crap out of me. My wife, who was in the kitchen, said it scared her too. I immediately looked at the rear tire since I just finished pumping it up. It looked fine. I checked the front tire and it was completely flat. After I took the tire off, I found this mess:
Yeah, that used to be my front tube.
I began to consider if I could patch it up â€¦ j/k.
By the way the 29er did a good job on my ride. I tell you there is nothing the 29er doesnâ€™t do well.