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Tyre Pressure Vs Weight

Postby auswi2 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:44 pm


I am looking to see what other riders around my weight are inflating their front and rear road bike tyres to

I am 5 ft 11 and 104kg

I have been told 100psi to 130psi but my tyres have a max of 120psi

Any suggestions that will still give me tread on the road and still have the correct rolling resistance


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Re: Tyre Pressure Vs Weight

Postby macca33 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:57 pm

I'm heavier than you and use 110 (F) and 115(R) and the rig rolls fine on good roads and shitey ones also.

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Re: Tyre Pressure Vs Weight

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Re: Tyre Pressure Vs Weight

Postby sogood » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:05 pm

Read all about it from Sheldon Brown. A gospel of knowledge on that site.
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Re: Tyre Pressure Vs Weight

Postby toolonglegs » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:35 pm

Grab some scwhable Durano 25's and run about 90-100 psi... cycling heaven, fast and long lasting.
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Re: Tyre Pressure Vs Weight

Postby rkelsen » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:37 pm

Never go to the maximum. There is no need.

As above, 90 to 100psi is more than enough.

Higher pressures will cause premature wear (and possibly failure) of your equipment.
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