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Old 07-26-09, 07:00 PM   #1
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Tire pressures

Just wondering what is your fav tire pressures on your foldies, and why. I do 45/65 on my Speed Pro w Big Apples up front and Mara Supreme on the rear. On my tikit, I do a 55/65 and the same for the Brompton. As you can tell, comfort is impt to me for general commuting.

On a tour, I up it by 5/10 depending on terrain.

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hehe, the less I spend on these forums the lerss I worry about my tyre pressure.

Having said that, I like the Marathon plus on my Birdy rear wheel to be 80psi or so, or it feels squirmy cornering. Big Apples around 40-50 or so. My contis go to 90 or 100.

Harshness has not been an issue for me (perhaps I have an iron bum).

All the above are approximate. I will keep riding until I discover the need for pumping. With the Schwalbe tubes, this is usually months at a stretch between pumping.
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On my Brompton I have Schwalbe Kojaks = 100 psi front & rear
Dadís Brompton with Brompton Standard = 60psi front & rear
My 63í Moulton with Bridgestones = 65 psi front & rear
Dadís 65í Moulton new (unknown) = 55 psi front & rear (rebuilding bike for him at the moment)
2 x Mountain bikes = 65 psi (donít use them much)

And I have a new bike on its way hopefully this week that is fitted with 17Ē Schwalbe Stelvios which I will run at 100 psi.

I guess I like high pressure
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My NWT with Schwalbe Marathons - 50 front and 60 rear *or* 60 front and 70 rear for longer rides. I'm still kind of experimenting, though.

I've also waiting for the Sch. Kojaks I ordered to show up, so that's my next experiment.
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Contis 110,
Stelvio 110,
Comets 100,
Vittoria 700c 110-115,
MTB 60 on road 55 off,
Tandem slicks 110.

I like hard tyres, (racing background).

I have a friend that races on singles...180psi.

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