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The lower pressure range is good for traction and decreases the tension on the carcass enough so that punctures are a tad less likely, but you get increased rolling resistance and increased chance of pinch flat. I have found that running fatter tires at max PSI has a direct correlation with more punctures, but pedaling is easier. It was a good trade-off for me, because my town has a few not so fun long gentle hills that can really punish you if you're on floppy tires. Basically it meant that once i warmed up i could effectively ride all day, and the times i forgot to top off the pressure, i could really feel it.

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