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GlennR
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
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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Originally Posted by JonathanGennick View Post
I prefer a reasonable accuracy in my gauges, because I don't want to worry that my psi w/one pump needs to be different than with another pump. And can you imagine a tire pressure discussion amongst cyclists if my 100 psi were your 120p psi were someone else's 80 psi?
I really doubt you'll find a 20PSI difference between pumps. I bet 5psi is at the outer limits.

And unless you're in the TDF, Its not going to make a huge difference for a single ride.

BTW, I like pumps that have the gauge at the top of the pump and not at the bottom. They are easier to see where the needle is.
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