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Old 03-11-06, 08:34 PM   #1
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Tyre and shock pressure?

What is a good tyre and shock pressure for xc riding?
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Check the sidewall of your tire and the website of your shock manufacturer.
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All shocks require different pressures. It depends on the shock, the terrain, and the rider. Pretty much same goes for the tire.
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All shocks require different pressures. It depends on the shock, the terrain, and the rider. Pretty much same goes for the tire.
Yep. Personally I usually won't run tube tires below 55 pounds, and I weigh about 175 - have gotten pinch flats and fast runs below that. Tubeless can run lower.

Shock manuacturers give you guidelines, then it becomes personal preference. My shock recommendation from Fox is 140 - 150 pounds, and I run right about 155 to stiffen the rear end for acceleration (of course, I'm coming off a hardtail so am used to it )

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