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Tires for heavy rider

Old 05-29-17, 10:38 AM
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Tires for heavy rider

I have a Giant comfort series "L". It has 26x1.95 Kenda tires withh a max inflation of 65 psi. I weigh 325 lb. and the tires are nearly flat at this pressure. Is there a tire that will fit my bike and my needs? I have read of other people with my concern and they have tires inflated to 105 to 110 psi.
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Originally Posted by John Dukes
I have a Giant comfort series "L". It has 26x1.95 Kenda tires withh a max inflation of 65 psi. I weigh 325 lb. and the tires are nearly flat at this pressure. Is there a tire that will fit my bike and my needs? I have read of other people with my concern and they have tires inflated to 105 to 110 psi.
1.95 width tires at 65 psi should be able to carry a large load, and the ride of a 65 psi tire should be more comfortable than a 100 psi tire. I checked and the Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 26x 2.00 has a maximum pressure at 70 psi, which says something.
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Validate that the gauge you have is working correctly. A tire of that size should be rock solid at 65psi.

I rode tires that size two years ago and inflated them to 50psi. At the time I was 285.
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