Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Hybrid Bicycles
Reload this Page >

Bought smaller tires 35 to 28cc... what Psi

Notices
Hybrid Bicycles Where else would you go to discuss these fun, versatile bikes?

Bought smaller tires 35 to 28cc... what Psi

Old 10-04-12, 03:30 PM
  #26  
Bill G
 
Bill G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: California
Posts: 338

Bikes: Co-Motion Nor'Wester Tour, Co-Motion Primera Tandem, WizWeelz Terra Trike 3.6 Tour model

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Dunbar
No idea, the 25's on my road bike say 85-115psi on the sidewall. The OEM 32's on my 7.5FX say 55-85psi. My understanding is that the high number is the max inflation pressure, above which you risk blowing the tire off the rim or catastrophic failure. It should not be used as a guide to set the tire pressure (other than not exceeding it.)
You are correct.... Sidewall stamped max pressures means exactly what it says the max pressure & the minimum pressure ratings for that specific brand tire. That means if it says 120 max that is what you can run safely it does not mean at that exact point is were the tire blows of the rim. Most folks find a little less than the max recommended pressure is best some like 5lbs some like 10lbs less & others like diffrent pressures for there own personal reasons. Tandem riders & heavy loaded Touring riders run max pressures allot due to weight. Some Tandem riders run above max with no issues (this does not mean it's ok to exceed recommended tire pressues but some do) they exceed them do to team weights say being around 300lbs + bike weight. On our Tandem I run right at max but not over & have done so for years.

Ride Safe,
Bill G
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
100_1218[1]..jpg (100.6 KB, 0 views)
File Type: jpg
IMG00096-20100717-1628..jpg (103.9 KB, 1 views)
File Type: jpg
Pic 4.jpg (48.8 KB, 0 views)

Last edited by Bill G; 10-04-12 at 03:34 PM.
Bill G is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Richie92
Hybrid Bicycles
9
08-29-20 02:54 PM
Brian94
Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg)
15
06-03-17 04:23 PM
jargo432
Touring
13
01-20-17 08:37 PM
volosong
Fifty Plus (50+)
35
07-25-14 09:25 AM

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
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.