Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Maxxis tyre go boom!

Maxxis tyre go boom_0706a by gtveloce
Maxxis tyre go boom_0706a, a photo by gtveloce on Flickr.

There's something about summer and bike tyres and Central Coast roads I guess. Last year (or maybe it was 2011, I don't care anymore) saw a huge bubble form on a Vittoria road clincher, so bad that eventually it was hitting the brake with every revolution. Whilst it was sensible to stop anyway, it was annoying, just 3 km short of home.

It was another hot day and another brand of tyre - Maxxis Detonator, would you believe! - that saw this bubble-and-split occur. Same road, though, and neither tyre was over-inflated, BTW. And I have ridden hot roads before without such incident.

At least this time I made it all the way home, cautiously. Are tyres just getting worse in this bubble-and-split respect?