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Old 12-16-07, 06:02 PM   #1
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Tyre Pressure

Just wondering how accurate the digital tyre pressure gauges are, as my tyres seem to ride fine but the gauge only reads at 57 PSI (on my road tyres was aiming for 110 PSI)
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While I would not consider most tire guages as precision insturments, my expeience has been that most are pretty accurate to within a couple of pounds. To do a rough check on yours cross check it with a friends or at the LBS.

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Tires rated to 110 will ride at much lower pressures without immediately noticable differences in handling. I always find mine to be more predictable at the max pressure. I only have analog gauges, so I'm of no help there.
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You need to use a floor pump with a built-in gauge. If the tire says 110 psi, that's what it should have.

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Thanks,

Yeah the tyre rides fine when I'm in the saddle but when I'm out of the saddle going up a hill the front tyre moves a little from side to side so that can't be good, will have to invest in a good floor pump by the look of it.
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You need to use a floor pump with a built-in gauge. If the tire says 110 psi, that's what it should have.

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+1

Adequate floor pumps with dual valve heads can be purchased for under $20
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