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Old 01-23-09, 01:04 AM   #1
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what is this max tire pressure

Had the lbs change a flat today. Got a botrager 23c folding. There is no max pressure labeled on it so I should assume it can take around 140, right?
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Old 01-23-09, 01:21 AM   #2
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Till it blows, yes.
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i never try over 110, personally
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Im not sure why you'd want to whack it all the way up to 140psi.. As ZiP said above. Hit it to 100-110 PSI and call it good.
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How heavy are you? You must be a gorilla if you need 140psi. I'm around 160lbs and run around 100psi on a 700 x 23. Any more and the bike starts skipping around on bumps, especially during cornering.
All tires have a pressure rating on them. I suspect it may even be a legal requirement. Sometimes it is just embossed somewhere on the sidewall.
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110 is where it's at, anything lower and riding is sluggish. Just check on it every week or so.

edit: I don't think any clincher can do 140. That's one of the reasons tubulars are used on the track.
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^ this. The max pressure isn't really relevant. Neither are blanket statements about what pressure is "right." Use the right pressure for your weight, and for your riding conditions.
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every time I see that chart it makes me feel fat cuz i'm off the chart.
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110 is where it's at, anything lower and riding is sluggish. Just check on it every week or so.

edit: I don't think any clincher can do 140. That's one of the reasons tubulars are used on the track.

the panaracers on my bike show max psi as 150. i think most clincher rims wont take high pressure though (if i remember its something like 120-130 max on most clincher rims). i have yet to pump them up beyond 110.
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