Originally Posted by 92degrees
I haven't been running less in the front. Is that the generally accepted strategy?
It works for me. Sometimes the rear feel like it has enough traction but the bike doesn't seem to steer to well. Maybe you have experienced this feeling.
The rear is sticking in the turn. You are leaning and turning. The bike still seems to be going straight, and you thinking “No, no, no stupid bike. You’re doing it all wrong. Go around the turn, not straight into the course tape. Dumb bike! Sheesh!”
When that happens, it’s time to stop and take just a bit more air out of the tire. Next time around that turn usually hooks up then. If not, maybe a bit more air. Before the race you might want to pump a pound or two back since you will be riding harder at race pace.
Eventually an agreeable tire pressure will come out of the trial and error testing. Three short pssst, pssst, psssts are all you need to relieve some pressure and gain some traction.