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Old 09-08-13, 11:57 PM   #1
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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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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.

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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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