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What average tire pressure do pump to - most often?
Poll ended at Mon May 26, 2014 1:25 am
<80PSI 7%  7%  [ 6 ]
90PSI 18%  18%  [ 16 ]
100PSI 37%  37%  [ 32 ]
110PSI 25%  25%  [ 22 ]
120PSI 11%  11%  [ 10 ]
130PSI 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
140PSI 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
>150PSI 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 87
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 Post subject: How high do you pump?
PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 1:25 am 
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This poll is about what you actually pump you tires too when doing your "fast" riding on pavement on a road bike. Use the average between front and read pressure.

I understand answers might be different with clinchers vs. tubulars, front / rear, width, material, TPI, casing, types of roads, weight of rider and type of riding.

Feel free to elaborate in your post as to why.


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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 1:55 am 
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90kg, 23 and 24mm wide rims with 23c tyres - 80 to 90psi standard. i couldn't tell you the last time i pinch flatted and i think the lower pressures help avoid slashing on the small rocks we seem to get a lot of in the shoulders around these parts - they seem to bounce away rather than dig into the sidewalls...


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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 2:00 am 
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Checked 110 but use 115 on 25mm GP 4000s


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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 3:18 am 
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+1 on 80-90 psi

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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 5:13 am 
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tubular Continental Competition 22mm
95psi front
100psi back

I weigh 73kg


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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 5:39 am 
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Rear: ~105psi
Front: ~100psi

23c clinchers and 73kg

When I was heavier at 79-82kg, tires were pumped ~5psi higher.

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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 8:59 am 
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I voted 100 PSI

Rear: 100-110
Front: 95-100

Applies for Veloflex carbons. With Arenbergs, I may go slightly lower. I weigh a tad under 90 kg.


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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 9:42 am 
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85kgs ish

Carbons and extremes 90 front and 97-100 in the rear.
In the wet 5psi less maybe another 5 if I thought it was really slippery
Got some arenburgs in the works looking forward to knocking the start pressures down 10psi :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 12:42 pm 
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80#, front and rear on Conti 4000 in 25. Great ride and performance.


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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 12:52 pm 
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I weigh 60kg and I typically go 90/95psi unless I know I'll be encountering some rough roads then I usually go 80/85.

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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 1:54 pm 
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Well, I would always recommend different pressures for the front and rear. With my preferred hand-made 22's, I run 90-100 front and 100-110 rear, depend upon the road conditions. With a 'deep' set of race wheels, I will run a 25 on the rear, so will run a slightly lower pressure. If you are a bigger rider, I would not recommend running a new Hed/Zipp 'deep' rim bed on the rear without a 25 or less than 90psi for racing in good weather. The risk of pinch-flats is too high.

I am also trying-out tubeless tires as an experiment! I have been playing-around with the pressures and have been down as low as 70psi with no problems.


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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 3:18 pm 
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Causidicus wrote:
Johnny Rad wrote:
Rear: ~105psi
Front: ~100psi

23c clinchers and 73kg.

Try 100 rear, 90 front. Even that may be a bit high.


that's my typical pressure...and when it rains or the roads are wet...10-15psi less all around.

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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 4:44 pm 
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95 psi front, 100 rear.
I'm 145 lbs (66kg). 23mm clinchers.

I have used 85f/90r for an extremely bumpy race with no pinch flats.


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90 front, 100 rear. Using 25mm Conti GP4000S clinchers on 17 mm wide Ultegras.
Pretty rough roads here and no pinch flats yet.


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