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What pressures?

Simon430Simon430 Posts: 118
edited July 2008 in MTB beginners
What pressures does everybody run? I'm running 40psi i'm finding i'm getting a lot of punctures, is this because of the pressure? I ride on tarmac mainly but the odd dirt track. Is it better to run 50psi maybe?



  • Andy BAndy B Posts: 8,115
    35-65, depending whether I'm on road, off road, in gloop, or on hard dusty trails.

    What sort of punctures, pinch flats (Snakebite)?

    What tyres/tubes?
  • Simon430Simon430 Posts: 118
    Mainly snake bites. But do get the odd hole.
  • batch78batch78 Posts: 1,320
    I'd try them a bit harder then, 45-55psi covers most terrain, as andy says though thick mud, and loose sand will require lower.
  • owen908owen908 Posts: 170
    The correct tyre pressures will vary from person to person and trail to trail so it's a good idea to start with a baseline tyre pressure of 45 psi on the rear and 35 psi on the front. ThenOnce you get out on the road or dirt track reduce the pressure by 5 psi and see how the bike feels.
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