I ride a bike.
What is the optimal psi on my tires for single track in Colorado?
Although I can't comment on Colorado, I too have been going with lower psi. I was running 50 psi front and rear and lowered to 40 psi. I feel much more stable on hard pack turns, slip much less climbing hills and have yet to gete opinch flat.colorado said:
What size are they?colorado said:
I've always found the opposite to be true. I've tried running small XC racing type tires (Comp S 2.0 and Fire XC Pro 1.8) and had to run 45+ psi in them keep from pinch flatting.thebronze said:What size are they?
I've been finding the larger the tire is the less psi it can handle without issues.
My 2.25 schwalbes are very happy around 35-40 psi. in the tubes.
That's sort of like the "torque wrench in my arm" trick. I'm sure there are people out there that do exactly that. Is that THE way to do it? No. It may get you by but, you'll not get the most out of your tires (traction, rolling resistance, ride quality) that way.algae said:I stopped in at an LBS Saturday looking for a guage made for presta valves. They didn't have one, but the store owner told me that most MTBers just "squeeze" to determine their best pressure. Any truth to that?