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Old 07-29-16, 07:06 PM
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Front Tire feels softer than rear tire

Is this normal? Yesterday I got a flat in my front tire. While I was installing a new tube, my bike fell over and it broke the valve in half. So I had to go home and find my last spare tube left. It was an old tube from last year that my uncle patched up for me. I installed it but even after pumping it up real high it isn't as hard as the rear tire which is about the same PSI. Went out today and rode it for about 5 miles and it's still not flat, but I felt pretty nervous the whole time.

Is there a reason why it doesn't feel as hard as the rear? Or do you recommend tubeless tires for me? Should I go to LBS and have them check it out? It was actually the first flat I got in about 8 months. However, it happened in the front tire, which is less common. So I'm in a little bit of a mental funk right now since getting that flat.
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Old 07-29-16, 07:11 PM
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Assuming that your tires are the same size/model front and rear chances are that the pressures are different. The solution is to measure them with a gauge, not your fingers. I generally run lower pressures in my front tire because it does not carry as much load as the rear.
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Assuming that your tires are the same size/model front and rear chances are that the pressures are different. The solution is to measure them with a gauge, not your fingers. I generally run lower pressures in my front tire because it does not carry as much load as the rear.
I ride with lower pressure in my front also. OP, why not try to increase the PSI by 5 and see if things change?
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Use a pump with a gauge.
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