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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 09-13-13, 12:30 AM   #1
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mini poll what size tires and what PSI do you run them at?

reading though this forum I notice that there are a lot of us big guys on a lot of different tires (and different sizes) running different pressure... so out of curiosity I was wondering

1. how much you weigh
2. what size tire
3. what brand/model tire
4. what pressure are you running
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Old 09-13-13, 12:35 AM   #2
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GP4000s (moving to pro4 SC)
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I weigh 180

Im riding on gp4k's 23mm

I pump to around 110
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Old 09-13-13, 12:52 AM   #4
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250 lbs.
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Michelin Dynamic Sport (what came on the bike will be gp4ks when replaced)
100 psi front 110 psi rear.
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Old 09-13-13, 03:53 AM   #6
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I'm at 220 right now, but ride different tires and pressure on different bikes:

City; 38x650B Soma Xpress @ 60 llbs
touring; 40x700c Marathon Dureme @ 80
hybrid; 32x700c Panaracer Pasela PT @ 90
road; 25x700c Soma Xpress @ 110

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Old 09-13-13, 04:58 AM   #7
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I currently weigh 275 lbs (+10 to 15 lbs for the commuter, +20 to 30 lbs on the touring bike)

Daily commuter
700x32 (622x32)
CST (cheap commuting tire made from nylon)
70 psi front / 80 psi rear

Touring bike
700x40 (622x42)
Maxxis Overdrive with Kevlar
70 psi front / 80 psi rear
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Old 09-13-13, 05:08 AM   #8
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Check this out for Android...

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...pressure&hl=en

270
40mm
65r 55f
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Old 09-13-13, 05:10 AM   #9
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400 lbs

For short, handful of miles, neighborhood rides:

700 x 40
Schwalbe Dureme
60 PSI front/back

For longer rides:

700 x 32
Vittoria Randonneur Hyper
80 psi front/back
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Old 09-13-13, 05:20 AM   #10
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Specialized espoir max 100-110 psi
I inflate at 125 psi
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Old 09-13-13, 05:35 AM   #11
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222 lb currently
Junk Walmart mountain bike
26x1.95 knobbies
7 year old stock tires on junk Walmart mountain bike
60 psi (65 psi max pressure listed on tire. The gauge I have doesn't go beyond 60 psi.)
I can see the tire flex and flatten a bit when I'm sitting on the bike. Next year I will remedy it with a totally new "good" bike.
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Old 09-13-13, 05:36 AM   #12
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230 pounds
Road bike = Specialized All Condition Armadillo Elite 25x700c, 120 psi back/105 psi front
Touring bike = Specialized All Condition Armadillo Elite 28x700c, 105 psi back/95 psi front
Gravel Grinder = Schwalbe Smart Sam 40x700c, 55-75 psi back/ 55-65 psi front (depends on conditions)

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Old 09-13-13, 06:16 AM   #13
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285
Schwalbe marathon GG 700cx28
i run them at about 115psi

my stock tires were some kendea 700cx32 which were rated up to 85 but I ran at about 100
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193# on Michelin pro race 23mm @ 90 psi.
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Old 09-13-13, 07:15 AM   #15
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280
700X23
Maxxis Detonator
100-110 psi
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210 lbs

Road: GP4000s 700x25 95 front 105 rear
Road winter: GP4s 700x28 90 front 100 rear
Fixed: Gatorskins 700x25 80 froont 90 rear (wider rim)
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1. 256
2. 700x25
3. Conti GP4000s
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1. how much you weigh 215
2. what size tire 700x25
3. what brand/model tire Vittoria Zaffiro
4. what pressure are you running 120-130
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Old 09-13-13, 07:41 AM   #19
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270 lbs
28mm
Conti 4 seasons
80 front,90 rear
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1. 210
2. 700x23
3. Front Vittori Rubino Rear Gator Hardshell
4. 120/120

I just replaced the front at 5500 mi, and the rear, for the third time. The first two rears were Vittoria, the third was Continental. All got roughly the same mileage.
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Old 09-13-13, 07:49 AM   #21
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235lbs -- 700c x 32 -- 85psi.
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700x25
Conti UltraRace
110F/120R
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Tires: Conti Grand Prix
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PSI:Front 90-100, Rear 95-105 I'll run a little more air on perfectly smooth roads

Tires: Vittoria Randoneer Hyper
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PSI:Front 60-70, Rear 70-85 I'll run a little more air on perfectly smooth roads, less on gravel

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PSI:Front 40-65, Rear 55-75 I'll run a little more air on perfectly smooth roads, less on gravel
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280
700X23
Maxxis Detonator
100-110 psi
Forgot to include my CX/Commuter
280
700X35
Kenda Kwick Tendril
65 psi
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