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clyde roadies, kindly tell me your weight, tire choice, tire size and.pressure

Old 09-17-10, 12:45 PM
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About 245 lbs here.

On my road bike I ride with ultra gatorskins, 23c at 120 psi on the front, and 28c at 115 psi on the back. I get many fewer flats on back tire since I switched to the 28c. Mostly because when I do get slow leaks in the back, the rear tire does not bottom out and cause a pinch-flat as easily when I hit a big bump.

On my commuter bike, I ride with the cheapest 26" city mtb tires that I can find, with a slime strip in the rear for puncture resistance. Right now I have a performance 1.5" tire on the front at 60 psi, and a kenda 1.5" city tire in the rear at 65 psi.
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265, started riding at 295. I was getting lots of flats. I put 700X23 bontrager race lite hard case on and solved the issue. i ride them at 120 PSI.
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~225, 700x23 Maxxis Fuse/Refuse @120 psi
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I'm 220 , I use Specialized All Condition Pro 700x25 at 115 psi which is their max on my road bike, and Kenda Kwest 700x38 at 80 psi which is their max on my hybrid.
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250 lb here. 700x25 at 110, 700x35 at 80, and 27x1 1/4 at 70. The 700s are what came on my Raleigh Clubman and Globe Vienna II. Can't remember the brands off the top of my head.
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266lbs on Bontrager race x lite, 700x23 at 120.
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Rear: Gatorskin Hardshell 27x1 1/4 @ 95 psi

Front: Bontrager Race Lite Hard case 27x1 1/8 @ 90 psi
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265lbs. + bike 26 lbs + camelbak 18, = 715 (Just checking to see if you are awake) = 309lbs. Bontrager Lite hardcase, 700 X 23 running at max pressure 120PSI Sunlite thorn resistant tube,
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About 225. I'm riding the 35x700 tires that came on my Sojourn. Been running them at 80 psi all along, but I think the recommended maximum on the new tire I got was 75.

And while nearly all the riding I do is "Road Cycling", I don't consider myself a "Roadie", either, as those seem to be two entirely different definitions. I think a lot of the folks in the Road Cycling forum seem to miss the distinction as well.
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Originally Posted by Jamesw2
265lbs. + bike 26 lbs + camelbak 18, = 715 (Just checking to see if you are awake) = 309lbs. Bontrager Lite hardcase, 700 X 23 running at max pressure 120PSI Sunlite thorn resistant tube,
You carry 2+ gallons of water or is it beer that you put in your camelback??


So I absolutely love the gatorskin on the rear. The ride is WAYYYYYY more comfortable than an armadillo. It rides so soft and smooth I kept looking back to make sure that the tire was still inflated. It just seems very cushiony. I'm running it at 120psi which is the rated max. I will definately be getting one on the front very soon.
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194# + 7 lb camelback
Serfas Seca 23s on the main climbing bike @ 120-130 PSI (they're wide like 25s really and I love 'em tyres.) I don't notice the high psis much as I have a Koobi PRS saddle that absorbs a lot of shock. But in the 4% of time where the roads are especially rough, it can be a buzz.

Conti Gatorskin 28s on the rain/other duty/flat land bike and once erstwhile commute bike 100-105 PSI
( I had a 23 Conti Gator (much narrower than the Serfas 23 on the other bike) on the front cos I couldn't find a 25 Gator -- which is a popular size for Conti Gatorskins. I didn't like the 23 much. It also got an internal flat once. The 28 is fine but they are pretty stiff tyres since they are built to be highly puncture resistant.)

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Weight: 230

Zullo: Tubulars 100 psi
Masi: Continental GP 3000 700 x 23 100 psi
Giant: Continental Attack 700 x 22 100 psi
Eisentraut: Kenda Koncept 650 x 23 100 psi
Privita: Tubulars 100 psi
Jamis Aurora Elite: Vittoria Randonneur 700 x 32 80 psi

I only look a the max pressure when I am filling them, and I don't fill them to max pressure.
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I have used a wide range of tires, on my road bike 700x23's.. Normally use Serfas Seca RS Folding or Vittoria Rubino Pro or plain Rubinos..

Pump to 120-125lbs..
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220#, I use Vittoria Rubino Pro 3 700x23, pumped up to 110. So far I am happy with this...
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Old 09-20-10, 09:26 AM
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Conti Grand Prix 700x23 120 psi rear, 100 psi front 193 lbs

No flats, tire holds my weight just fine. Love these tires!! Great handling in wet or dry and don't pick up glass. I used to get glass punctures all the time before the contis.
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I must say I'm surprised at how many are running skinny little rubber band tires. Nothing wrong with it just surprised.
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Originally Posted by XR2
I must say I'm surprised at how many are running skinny little rubber band tires. Nothing wrong with it just surprised.
I think that since the OP asked about road bikes, I didn't include any information on my MTBs, hybrids, or cross bikes.
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Two data sets:
Single
Weight - 200 lbs
Tires - Conti Ultra Gatorskins 700x25
Max Pressure - 120 psi
Running pressure - 105 front/110 rear (I could probably run lower)

Tandem
Weight - 350 (add 25 lbs for single-equivalent weight)
Tires - Conti GP 4 Seasons 700x28
Max Pressure - 116 psi
Running pressure - 105 front/110 rear
(was running higher, but LBS said to lower the pressure to improve rear tire wear. We have had not problems at the lower pressure)
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320 riding 28's at 110-115. No problems.
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Currently 204lbs, but the answer would have been the same when I was 20lbs heavier:

Road bike Schwalbe Ultremo 23mm 120psi.

Fixed gear Conti ultrasport 28mm 115 psi

Touring Bike Schwalbe Marathon Plus 32mm 90 psi (I tour with over 50lbs of gear, which takes the load including rider well beyond 250lbs )
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Not what I would call a roadie but. 270. 2 types. Geared road bike> 700X23 120p.s.i. Armadillos

SS Road> 26 X 1.5 Metro II, 70 p.s.i.
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235 lbs.

I currently have a 700 x 28 Continental Ultra Sport on the back @ 105 psi, and a 700 x 23 Kenda Koncept out front.
Ill be bumping that to 30 and 25 next tire change.

I also use tire liners, religiously.
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specialized all condition tyre. 218#, 115 rear, 107 front, 700x25c
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I can run anywhere from 220-250 (that should cover the weight police), I run 700X23's and 25's depending on the model. Some are wider than others (eg 700 23 Seca is about the same width as a 23 GP4000).

I run mostly the Seca cause they are $24 compared to the $62 of the GP at the shops. I run them at 120 psi.
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