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Old 10-07-15, 05:27 PM
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I got a new bike a couple of weeks ago, a https://www.performancebike.com/weba...utoSuggestView, and it has bigger and different tires so I have to start over with these tires. The 44psi, front and rear, that it came with was too much. I tried a couple of rides with 20 psi front and 22 psi rear was too little, I based this setting on my old 29er bike. Now I have the front at 26 psi and the rear at 30 psi, we'll see how that goes tomorrow.
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Old 10-08-15, 02:47 PM
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The increased tire pressure helped a lot today. I think I'm going to raise it even more, 30 front and 35 rear.
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Old 10-16-15, 01:17 PM
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Also keep in mind lower tire pressure means more power to turn those knobbies huggin the ground. Yes you get better traction but you got more tire on the ground making more friction. I tried the lower/mid 20 PSI area with my tubeless setup and the 30ish range for my 190's seems good for most trails. Some of the crazy rocky trails I'll go up to 38 just to keep from getting flats. As mentioned before, most bikes got suspension we do to it's arms, legs, etc so run a good pressure that's not going to flat out a tire.
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