How high do you pump?

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What average tire pressure do pump to - most often?

Poll ended at Mon May 26, 2014 1:25 am

<80PSI
6
7%
90PSI
16
18%
100PSI
32
37%
110PSI
22
25%
120PSI
10
11%
130PSI
1
1%
140PSI
0
No votes
>150PSI
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 87

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ergott
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by ergott

I'm mostly using Hutchinson Secteurs as 60psi on the road. Man that's a nice ride and I'm no slower.

On the nice weather bike I have Veloflex Extremes that I pump to about 95-100psi. I don't break 100psi for any tire. I'm around 77kg or less.

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by HillRPete

Challenge Almanzo 30mm: 3bar front / 3.5 rear
Vittoria Pavé 27mm: 4 / 4.5
Conti 25mm tubs: 5 / 5.5
22-23mm tubs and clinchers: 6 / 6.5

I weigh a bit over 70kg, and roads smooth, gravel often on the rougher side.

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dgasmd
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by dgasmd

88 kg.
Tubular vittoria
115 in front and 115-120 rear.
Why? Because that is what I've always done LOL!!!!!!!

martinko
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by martinko

72kg and GP4000s clinchers that say "pump us to 7-8.5 bar". So I pump ~8bar both (116psi). And so, in the last 3 years only one flat (but that was strange one). I remember the days when I pumped 5bar (72psi) and flatted 5 times per year. So I am not going back ;)

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fiti
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by fiti

100 front, 110 rear. Veloflex Corsa 23 mm clinchers. One pinch flat in last 3 years. I'm 69 kg.
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Tom-s
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by Tom-s

70kg on 25mm Michelin pro4 clinchers with vredestein latex innertubes @ 70 psi front / 75 psi rear (thats 5.0 / 5.2 bar) and about 5 - 10 psi less in the rain.

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ayrej2
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by ayrej2

25mm Conti 4 seasons, 79kg. 80 front, 85 rear, but then I only pump up once a week, so they're down to 65-70 for most of that time. Haven't had a pinch flat for years.

I really don't understand why people buy 25mm's then pump them up rock hard negating all the benefit!

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by efeballi

ayrej2 wrote:
I really don't understand why people buy 25mm's then pump them up rock hard negating all the benefit!

To avoid pinch flats and damage to the rim.
For me, I want as much air as possible between my rims and the sharp edge of a pothole. Comfort and performance take second place.
I used to pump 80/85 psi on 25 mm Grand Prix'es and they were getting pinched, damaging the rim twice.
Im 67 kg btw.

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dlcrep
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by dlcrep

I run 95/103 psi on Conti GP4000S over 23mm wide wheels, weighing in at 68kg

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by bm0p700f

If I am using latex tubes on a very long ride I may start at 100 psi but by the end it will be less.

Nicos
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by Nicos

100/105 psi (7/7.5 bars) on GP4000S

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Rush
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by Rush

100 psi on 23 or 25c tires on 19 or 23 mm rims.

I've tried running lower pressures on 23 mm rims but I get bad punctures. I'm 6'3" and about 88 kgs...I've come to the conclusion that I can't run lower pressures.

Bogan
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by Bogan

Ultremo ZX 105 to 110. Haven't had a flat for a long time, touch wood. I am about 95 kegs.
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pdlpsher1
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by pdlpsher1

I weigh 62kg however I run a very high pressure. Anything less than 120psi I have a flat tire! I know this is crazy but I need every bit of speed to keep up with the group rides that I do. Even if there's no speed benefit it does give me a psychological boost...

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