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Optimal pressure for Conti GP 4000??

Padre 1Padre 1 Posts: 10
edited May 2009 in Road beginners
Just bought a new Focus Culebro, which came with Ultra Sport tyres, and am upgrading to Conti GP 4000. Wondered if anyone had thoughts on the best pressure to use; I imagine somewhere round 100 psi?? Thanks

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  • Most tyres have the optimum pressure clearly labelled on their sidewall.

    Most of the top road tyres, such as the GP4000's, operate at a recommended pressure between 110 to 145 psi (or 8-10 bar) although it can vary. The exact pressure you use then depends on whether you want speed and less rolling resistance (higher pressure) or a more comfortable ride (lower pressure).
  • It depends on your weight (or so i've read...)

    I'm pretty heavy, and have them 100psi front and 120psi rear. They were a massive improvement in everyway over my previous tyres including comfort.
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  • Padre 1Padre 1 Posts: 10
    thanks for input - much appreciated!!
  • oldwelshmanoldwelshman Posts: 4,733
    100psi is about right for our roads. In winter probably about 90psi.
    Forget really high pressures, no benefit with rolling resistance so no need and more bumpy.
  • nickwillnickwill Posts: 2,735
    I'm about 11 stone 10lbs, and I have them at 100psi on the front and 110 on the back. Tha's about spot on for me.
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