Potholes are the devil. At best they shoot a short sharp shock right up your body, at worst they result in a flat, damaged rims or even a spectacular fall from grace off the bike. Potholes, ruts and gullies are to be avoided at all costs.
But as any seasoned rider knows that sometimes it’s just not possible. With so many scattered across the roads we ride, no matter how careful we are, we are always bound to jolt into one, usually when we least expect it.
Here are a few tips on how to avoid or take on those pesky rim-dingers…
1. Take note of potholes on your regular training or commuter routes. If you know when to expect them, they can be easily avoided by planning your line in advance.