Bicycle tyre mounting direction

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Most MTB tyres, and some regular bike tyres, include recommendations from the manufacturers about the direction in which tyres should be mounted. But the technique varies from one brand to another, and from one model to another, since the profiles do not have the same directional systems. Here we bring you a review of the biggest brands to help you choose your tyre setup.   1st case: Single arrow (Continental, Maxxis, Schwalbe), and identical setup for the front and rear wheel.   This is the easiest case. The …

What do pros ride on?: clues from the Critérium du Dauphiné

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We took advantage of the arrival of the Critérium du Dauphiné at Saint-Alban-Leysse on Saturday 9 June (within riding distance of the Mondial Relay regional warehouse where our parcels leave from everyday) to find out which tyres were used by the big professional teams.   Fact No 1: if you want to see the teams close up, the Critérium du Dauphiné is far better than Tour de France! We recalled the time-trial in Grenoble last year, when the riders went straight from the finishing line to a security …