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Old 06-09-16, 10:51 PM
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My advice would be to run the tires at their max pressure.

A tire is sort of like a spring, and the more air you give it, the stiffer it gets, but a stiffer spring sometimes does the job much better.

The physics probably get very complex around the multiple variables, but the short story is you're making a good choice with high volume 40c tires, and inflating them to where they don't get pinch flats is where everyone goes, so it makes sense that in terms of feel and rebound, the tires probably feel about the same for a lighter rider with lower pressure.
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