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Old 05-04-03, 01:46 PM   #1
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SKS Matrix Zoom

Hi,

I have SKS Matrix Zoom pump, but now I have realised that I can pump with it only 3 bar.


Can I pump tyres a bit more, if I change valves to presta type?

BTW, my tyre size tire size is 26x1.95.

Please help
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Old 05-04-03, 02:44 PM   #2
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Umm...what? what is the psi on the tire and what is currently in there. And what the heck is 3bar.
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Old 05-04-03, 03:07 PM   #3
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Umm...what? what is the psi on the tire and what is currently in there. And what the heck is 3bar.
its a suspention design that doesnt isolate the peddles...

Its actually 3times Barometric pressure, I think 3 bar is 45lbs or so?
1 bar is close to 14lbs if I remember...

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edit, I goofed, 1 bar = 14.5 psi, so 3 bar is 43.5 psi, that is respectible for a mountain tire.

As far as presta tubes? I dont thing that it would make a difference. whethier or not the valve was different, the pump is going to deliver a max of 3 bar. if thats what I have heard you say.

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Presta valves are miserable. If there is an advantage to them I'm not aware of it.
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Presta valves are miserable. If there is an advantage to them I'm not aware of it.
nope...nothing..I won't use them
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So, no help for me?
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Presta valves require a smaller hole in the rim...Easier to inflate with a hand pump because there is no spring...built in valve cap...


Maelstrom, are you drilling your rims for schrader valves?
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No my original rims came with presta and I never had anything but problems so I have never switched back. All of my rims comes with the hole drilled for schrader
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Mine came presta too, what a pain. Every bike shop I asked to slime the tires told me they'd have to drill for shrader and put a new tube in it. My guage doesn't work on them, my pump doesn't work on them, my inflator doesn't work with them, and I can't slime them. A tough sell at best.
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Dumb question, but are your pump and gauge cycling specific? Schrader is usually used on low-end rims/kids bikes nowadays.
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Pump is cycling specific, my frame pump that is. Doesn't fit it. Guage is not. There is just no reason for me to use Presta. I stand to gain nothing by it. If I'm in a hurry, I'll use an inflator. The speed gained pumping on a presta valve is obsolete compared to an inflator, regardless of valve. (it doesn't use 12g CO2 carts)
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