Tyre Pressure and Track Pumps

djames77 Posts: 164
edited April 2011 in MTB beginners

Could anyone give me some idea's regarding tyre pressures? At 6'9'' i weight a bit so thought maybe i should get as much air as possible into the tyre to avoid pinch flats. I don't mind compromising on traction due to the riding i do. Also, should i get a track pump to inflate to the correct levels and if so which one!


  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675
    have a look in the FAQs,
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • FunBus
    FunBus Posts: 394
    depends on the type of riding you're doing, but around 40-45psi should be ok for you.

    A track pump is a very handy tool for home, but obviously not so handy on the trail.

    SKS do some pretty decent track pumps, but depends really on what you want to spend and how much you can see yourself using it. I bought a cheapo one (about £15) a couple of years back and its still working a treat
  • paulbox
    paulbox Posts: 1,203
    I picked up a track pump from John Lewis (I was given some vouchers), it was only about £20 and has been excellent.
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