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Old 03-01-15, 12:21 PM
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26 inch tire pressure for snow

Im 270lbs.

It snowed today 5 inches.

What pressure ? Normally run 40 to 45 psi.

How bout 20 or 25 ?
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Originally Posted by CNC2204 View Post
Im 270lbs.

It snowed today 5 inches.

What pressure ? Normally run 40 to 45 psi.

How bout 20 or 25 ?
Don't know about your weight, I'm almost exactly half your weight. I do 15 front - 18-20 rear. I also have decades of missing things at high speed on a dirt motorcycle. I am losing some of the early anticipation thinking this last year. I ride with a guy about 220-230, who is very good and he uses about the same in the front, and more in the back. It also depends on the size of your tires. A big tire has more air cushion protection from a hole or a rock.

5 inches of snow has a huge effect on the power to propel the bike. Especially if there is drifting in places, making it deeper. Get out there anyway. Experiment with different pressures.
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26 x 2.00 SPECIALIZED FAST TRAK ARMADILLOS [kevlar]

im just going to the store but some of the roads have snow.

Im going with 30 pounds cuz im gonna have groceries. [load]
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I use Schwalbe Marathon Winter 26x1.75 tires at around 55 PSI all the time. I have run them at lower pressure, but then they feel sluggish on the pavement and the last thing I want is a pinch-flat when I'm out after a 5" snowfall. I have also found riding through 2-3" of powder is manageable with these tires, but much more than that, and it's not really fun anymore. Plowed or snow-packed streets are fine.
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Originally Posted by CNC2204 View Post
26 x 2.00 SPECIALIZED FAST TRAK ARMADILLOS [kevlar]

im just going to the store but some of the roads have snow.

Im going with 30 pounds cuz im gonna have groceries. [load]
That sounds safe. Have fun.
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Im going with 38 front and rear,

Tires are plenty stiff.
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It was fine ....[38]
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