Tyre Pressures - Conditions

j4mesj4mes Posts: 138
edited August 2011 in MTB beginners

What are the thoughts on tyre pressures in wet/dry?

Is there a rule of thumb or some typical pressures to try?

I was a bit of a victim of wet roots the other week.

Thank you


  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675
    have a look in the FAQs.

    there are to many variables.
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  • FunBus
    FunBus Posts: 394
    Also worth noting, wet roots can and do claim victims no matter what tyre pressure you run.......
  • jon1993
    jon1993 Posts: 596
    best way is to experement your self no one on here will have the same conditions as your riding exactly generally though higher pressures on gripper surfaces to give less drag and more control - less pressure more grip as more of the tyre is in contact but more tyre roll on the rims less controlable and more drag so finding that balance will be unique to each surface
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