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    Hazardous biker Ricardo's Avatar
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    Weight question

    Is it just me or high pressure tires just weight a ton?

    I had 40psi off road tires on my mountain bike but since I started commuting, I decided to buy a pair of 26x1.95 65psi slicks which are inflated to max pressure in order to reduce rolling resistance, but I feel that the less rolling resistance is compensated by the WAAAAAY heavier bike.

    Am I doing something wrong?

    Ricardo from Colombia

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    26x1.95 sounds like a cruiser tyre, the slicks I'm familiar with are more like 26x1.5 and 90lb/in. Could be that?

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    Well, maybe, but is it just me or is the air the one that puts on that much weight?

    Ricardo

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    Is the replacement tire wire bead by any chance? The air will only add a couple of grams. Oh, and I know how weird this sounds but it actually does add a very, very minor amount of weight.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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