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Old 05-04-21, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by phughes View Post
I am aware of what some people do regarding tire pressure. I was speaking to the OP's issue of a harsh ride. Most likely his tires are over inflated. It simply one thing to check. Even putting wider tires on the bike won't help if the OP pumps the tires up to the max pressure shown on the sidewall, they will still get a harsh ride.

But hey, throw money at the problem.
Agreed. But his roads are totally horrific!

I inflate my 35mm wide tires only 40 psi back and 35 psi front (below min inflation pressure!!) and the ride is still a bit harsh on those poor quality roads. The 35mm wide tires definitely made it tolerable....But there are times I wish I had even wider tires like 50mm!! If only for safety's sake as some road sections turn really technical due to erosion and many years of neglect.
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