Friday, December 2, 2011

Flat Spots

A reader asks:
Great blog.
I've been riding Hutchinson road tubeless for approx 8 weeks and have been very happy. However I have recently noticed that the rear tire (Fusion 3) has two flat spots. They are barely perceptible to the eye but can be felt easily when running a finger around the tube. Any idea how this happens? I am assuming it's safest to change the tire even though tread is perfect.

Well Peter, congratulations on going to tubeless!  The problem you are describing doesn't seem to be tubeless specific. It is possible you locked up your brakes at some point, putting the flat spot in the soft, Fusion 3 tire. If you can feel them riding, you will probably want to replace the tire, otherwise you should be good to go!