How To Deal With Bad Roads And Potholes | GCN's Cycling Tips

Potholes and rough roads can be a very jarring experience. Here's how to handle them and avoid punctures.

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Rough road surfaces and potholes are part of life for road cyclists. Some rough roads are even enjoyable to ride, but, others are just... rough. So, how can you deal with them? Simon and Matt explain.

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