Posts by: west-side-cycles

Let’s Talk Tires

By on January 25, 2017

Spring has almost sprung and it’s time to talk Tires!

Fact #1 – Every tire has a birthdate!  So, even though you see a really LOW price online, make sure you are getting fresh rubber!  We see people come in with “new” tires that they have purchased online that were actually manufactured 3,4, sometimes even 5 years ago and have been sitting in some warehouse somewhere!  If the price seems too good to be true, it usually is!

Fact #2- West Side Cycles can compete with online tire prices.   If we don’t have a particular size/model in stock, we can usually have it next day.  You can rest assured, the tires you purchase at West Side will be current model year tires.

Fact #3 – Tire pressure has a huge effect on performance, fuel mileage and tire wear.  Make sure you check your tire pressures regularly, especially before you start the season!

Spring has almost sprung and it’s time to talk Tires! Fact #1 – Every tire has a birthdate!  So, even though you see a really LOW price online, make sure you are getting fresh rubber!  We see people come in with “new” tires that they have purchased online that were actually manufactured 3,4, sometimes even […]

Tire Pressure

By on April 7, 2016

“Tire pressure is the most overlooked aspect of bike maintenance that potentially has the greatest impact on performance!  Not only does it have an affect on how the bike handles, but also leads to decreased fuel mileage and accelerated tire wear.”

Here’s MY generic guide :
Sportbikes- 32 PSI -front, 34 PSI -rear
Cruisers – 34 PSI -front, 36 PSI -rear
Touring – 38 PSI -front , 40 PSI -rear

“Tire pressure is the most overlooked aspect of bike maintenance that potentially has the greatest impact on performance!  Not only does it have an affect on how the bike handles, but also leads to decreased fuel mileage and accelerated tire wear.” Here’s MY generic guide : Sportbikes- 32 PSI -front, 34 PSI -rear Cruisers – […]

New Website

By on March 23, 2016

It’s springtime in western New York…and to celebrate a new riding season, West Side Cycles is excited to launch our new website.  Check back often for news and promotions.

It’s springtime in western New York…and to celebrate a new riding season, West Side Cycles is excited to launch our new website.  Check back often for news and promotions.