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Old 10-12-18, 06:03 AM
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Originally Posted by CycleryNorth81 View Post
I would think accurate tire pressure is important. IF the recommended tire pressure from the manufacturer is 100 psi and your pump is consistently low, you are not riding the tire like the manufacturer intended. Wouldn't the lower tire pressure effect the handling and the ride? Comments?
Tire manufacturers do not recommend the specific tire pressure that a rider should select. Typically, they recommend a range of pressures, and have a maximum pressure that has some margin of safety built in. The correct pressure will be a function of the tire volume, the rider weight, and the rider preference for feel. Pumping to the maximum pressure isn't what the manufacturer "intends" for the average rider.
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