Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > BMX
Reload this Page >

how much psi in the inner tube??

BMX Dirt, vert, flatland or street? Drop in the BMX forum to talk to other 20" riders around the world. What is the best BMX bicycle for you? Learn all about it here.

how much psi in the inner tube??

Reply

Old 06-23-04, 10:26 PM
  #1  
x3nonfuxion
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 21
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
how much psi in the inner tube??

this morning i put 60 psi in the back and 50 psi in the front , and we found this side walks dat has trees all lined up and under each tree thers like a 3 feet gap and my friend gaped each and everyone of them and i followed right behind him and i did about 5 and on the 6th one i didnt clear it compeletly and BAM my inner tube was leakin air , so i was wonderin if its cause i have too much psi in the inner tub , about how much would u guys recommend ?? and would u guys recommend those EXTRA THICK ones??
x3nonfuxion is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-04, 12:43 PM
  #2  
novice_101
Dr. Evil
 
novice_101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: usa wisconsin
Posts: 53

Bikes: trek vert 2, schwin oarnge crate

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i have 110 psi in mine there maxxis 20inchers
novice_101 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-04, 02:31 PM
  #3  
x3nonfuxion
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 21
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
dang does that mean the more the better?
x3nonfuxion is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-04, 04:02 PM
  #4  
PGZX3
~OPSEC~
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Shreveport, LA
Posts: 391

Bikes: GT Timberline (mtb) and Haro Backtrail (bmx)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
high pressure is more for ramp riders than anything, I wouldnt go as far to say that you need 160 psi just because you can but tires that will take it..... I would recommend around 60-90 for regular street riding, 90 being about the roughest I would be able to stand myself.....

and no, the leaking was not likely to be a direct result of the air pressure, but if you don't have tires that are going to take that kind of pressure you could have caused the problem there.....or you could have had a cut in your ire from some glass, and the increase in pressure caused the thread in the tire to slice the tube.....who knows...

bottom line, if your tires are designed to take the pressure there's no problem there, and the only downfall to the extra thick tubes is added weight.....
PGZX3 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-04, 08:07 AM
  #5  
fr0zty
Junior Member
 
fr0zty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
what if you could fill your tires with helium :0 then u would liek float
fr0zty is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-04, 11:47 PM
  #6  
caleb
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: singapore
Posts: 40
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
=/ i recommend you like 90-95 psi
caleb is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service