I think I'm too fat for my tires?
I am completely new to all this, my wife and I both wanted eagerly to get into biking. I really need to lose weight and thought it would be much more fun then walking. So far, no matter how sore we both are we love it. And our kids love being dragged about in the trailer! Since I didn't do enough research "before" we purchased our bikes I ended up buying 2 walmart specials. Actual bike here some reason I was sold on the aluminum frame and "hybrid" tires. I also read a review of said bike on Ridemonkey, which was glowing for such a dirt cheap bike. (ok sorry trying to make excuses)
Anyways after riding a few times I noticed the tires at the recommended PSI would bulge way more then I would of expected. So much so that it feels as if I am more or less riding through mud non-stop. I guess my question is, since "dirt" tires seem to be rated for 40-50PSI in many respects and road tires seam to be rated much higher. Would it benefit me to change them to something that can take a higher PSI? Would that help make the ride easier? Trying to find out the optimal resistance setup for me weight, 240lbs. (guess that's the right way to put it)