Hey all you offroad riders!!! Its time for Tech Tip Tuesday. This weeks lesson is short but sweet and something we all have to deal with at some point in our riding life. Tire Changing!!!!!! I am not going to go over an entire change, but I am going to tell you a little secret not a lot of people know.
When you are installing a new tube into a tire, put the valve stem into the hole in the rim FIRST!!! Once you get it through the hole, use the little nut that comes with it to hold the stem in place while you mount the rest of the tire. Just thread it on 1/8" to 1/4", not all the way.
Once you get your tire on and aired up, put the cap on the valve stem and thread the nut UP to the cap, not down to the rim. Lots of people think that you need to tighten the nut down to the rim but that can, and usually does, cause the valve stem to be ripped out of the tube at some point while you are riding.
Hope this helps and if you have any questions please call Highland Cycles at 970-240-2197 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org