Notices
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

Wheel question

Old 08-01-08, 10:06 PM
  #1  
onespeed89
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 292
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Wheel question

This may sound dumb, but is higher PSI or lower PSI better (or doesn't it matter) or the wheels? I thought about it and thought "does that even make sense" just wondering. Thanks
onespeed89 is offline  
Old 08-02-08, 12:06 AM
  #2  
dee-vee
vegan powered
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Chico, Ca
Posts: 385
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
higher psi = faster but harsher ride
dee-vee is offline  
Old 08-02-08, 01:44 PM
  #3  
lymbzero
otherwiseordinary
 
lymbzero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: California
Posts: 697
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Running high PSI on 700c wheels (w/skinny tires) is recommended.
Running low PSI (thumb depressible mushy tires) on 700c wheels might damage your rim.

The pressure settings are little more relaxed when you got to 26" wheels with fatter tires.
lymbzero is offline  
Old 08-03-08, 05:15 AM
  #4  
filtersweep
Senior Member
 
filtersweep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 2,615
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
A few things to consider: lower pressures can give a smoother ride (with higher rolling resistence), yet increase the risk of pinch flats.

Higher pressure ends up with diminishing returns at the extremes--- the tires end up hopping over bumps (since they cannot deflect), which can also be a bit dangerous.

Just ride at the recommended pressure.
filtersweep is offline  

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


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.