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xfimpg 05-01-10 06:05 AM

Minimum PSI for a 200 pounder mountain biking mini-clyde?
 
Hi Folks

The Panaracers XC Fire Pro's have a low limit of 35PSI but i'm running 40PSI front and 45PSI back to avoid pinch flats (200lb-er).

Does anyone in the 200lb area have any success running these tires or others at the minimum recommended PSI or is that just asking for trouble?

Thanks!

sstorkel 05-01-10 09:59 AM

I ran tires at 30psi back when I was around 200lbs. Didn't have any problems, but I also wasn't riding very technical terrain at that time...

xfimpg 05-01-10 10:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sstorkel (Post 10750019)
I ran tires at 30psi back when I was around 200lbs. Didn't have any problems, but I also wasn't riding very technical terrain at that time...

Cool. I'll run them at the minimum.
Thanks for sharing :thumb:

xfimpg 05-02-10 08:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xfimpg (Post 10750038)
Cool. I'll run them at the minimum.
Thanks for sharing :thumb:

Today I went out and ran 32 front and 35 rear. Could never get used to the feeling of the rear tire "swaying" from side to side. Interesting to have tried a different configuration, but next time I'm going to go 35 front and 40-42 rear.


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