Author Topic: Tire pressure  (Read 4414 times)

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Offline John Nelson

Re: Tire pressure
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2019, 02:33:42 am »
According to a inflation calculator you should be running 48 psi in the front and 58 rear

Don’t go below the minimum stated on the tire. Below that the manufacturer won’t promise that the tire will stay on the rim. Having a tire roll off the rim around a sharp curve on a steep descent could really ruin your day.

Offline froze

Re: Tire pressure
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2019, 04:53:58 pm »
According to a inflation calculator you should be running 48 psi in the front and 58 rear

Don’t go below the minimum stated on the tire. Below that the manufacturer won’t promise that the tire will stay on the rim. Having a tire roll off the rim around a sharp curve on a steep descent could really ruin your day.

There is that minimum that I forgot to mention, thanks for bringing that to our attention.

Offline LouMelini

Re: Tire pressure
« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2019, 10:24:57 pm »
I agree with the companions of staehpji. On the TransAmerica last year (Schwable marathon supremes) I ran my tires at 75-80 psi (max 85 psi) I knew when the tire pressure dropped below 65 psi as the bike felt sluggish. I don't subscribe to lower pressure equals lower rolling resistance-it depends.