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    Recommended tire pressure for Schwalbe Big Ben tires?

    I just got a discounted Hunqapillar with Big Ben tires (29 X 2.1). Nice and balloony! The recommended tire pressure on the sidewall states 30 psi to 55 psi. I tried about 40 psi to see how it rode.

    Pretty nice! But I wouldn't mind a bit more suspension, so I though about lowering the psi. At the same time, I don't too much loss due to low pressure.

    Any recommendations on what the ideal pressure should be?
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    I came up with a table of tire pressures that you might like to try:

    http://interdependentscience.blogspo...-pressure.html

    There really isn't any perfect pressure - it's a compromise between a variety of objectives and depends on riding conditions etc. But the table should give you a reasonable starting point. The biggest factor is the load. If you weigh 250 lb that calls for more pressure than if you weight 125 lb!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Kukula View Post
    I came up with a table of tire pressures that you might like to try:

    http://interdependentscience.blogspo...-pressure.html

    There really isn't any perfect pressure - it's a compromise between a variety of objectives and depends on riding conditions etc. But the table should give you a reasonable starting point. The biggest factor is the load. If you weigh 250 lb that calls for more pressure than if you weight 125 lb!
    That's a great link! According to it, I weigh about 200 lbs, throw in some weight, and I should probably be riding on tires set between 30 psi and 35 psi, which *seem* about right.
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    Hi,

    Run the front lower than the rear, say 35 psi rear, 30psi front.

    rgds, sreten.

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    Try a a Brooks B67 or Flyer sprung saddle. Bouncy on bumps.
    You can ask over at the Rivendell Owner's Bunch. They might know how low you can safely go. https://groups.google.com/forum/#!fo...w-owners-bunch
    Or call Rivendell. They could tell you.
    Congrats on the Hunq.

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