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Old 05-04-21, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by phughes View Post
Once again, make sure you are not over inflating your tires. Many people pump tires to the maximum pressure stated on the tire sidewall. Generally that is not the tire pressure you want, and it will result in a harsh ride. Check the correct tire pressure for your weight including the bike weight. Simply buying new tires will be a waste unless you get this part right.

https://www.cycleschinook.com/tire-pressure-calculator/
Some does it to reduce rolling resistance to a minimum which ironically doesn't always work as intended.

For any sort of bumpy surface, such practice would even slow you down as greater magnitude of shocks are transmitted to the frame and the rider. Our bodies is definitely not as efficient as tires in absorbing road shocks
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