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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 05-01-10, 06:05 AM   #1
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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?

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