Panaracer Gravel King sk (TLC) pressure?

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Just mounted these on my bike - 700 x 35 - I'm running them around 40 psi. Can I go lower?
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what do you weigh...

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spdntrxi wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:48 am
what do you weigh...
Personal question! :P

About 153 right now, as I get into spring it'll drop to a bit under 150.
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40 probably a good pressure tubeless.. you could probably go a touch lower offroad but paved 40 seems about right.

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I would say it depends on the terain but that sounds abour right to me as well. I run the 38's at 40~45 on gravel maybe a touch higher on pavement, but I'm about 200lbs. On singletrack I'll run them down to about 35. Any lower and I start getting rim strikes on tree stumps and rocks.
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by mentok

On my commuter: 32c, 40psi, 200lbs.

On my gravel bike: 43c, 35psi

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43mm on Enve G23 at 33F and 35R setup as tubeless. 210 lbs

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Those gravel king SK's are great tires. I ran my 32mm's at 3 bar.
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Yes they are. Just went from specialized 2bliss roubaix to the sk's and oh wow! Had to make some modifications to my fenders to fit them, but it was worth it!
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I run the same tire on my gravel bike, and have run it as low as 35-38psi in the back. Less than that, and I feel it gets a little squirly. I'm a little heavier than you are (220lbs), and the gravel in east Texas isn't particularly knarly. When I use these tires on the street, I'll pump them up closer to 45-50psi.
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You can definitely go lower. Grab an accurate pressure gauge and drop one or two psi at a time. I like mid 30s rear and low 30s front @ 168 lbs.

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by wpccrunner

just got a 700x35 for my rear wheel. Having issues getting it set up tubeless. One side of tire bead will seat but other seems to be folded over in the rim bed nand air escpaes under bead. Using standard floor/track pump. Soaped/wet the bead and rim tape. Don't have access to a compressor unfortunately

On the rim i have mounted numerous other tires (33mm MXP, 38mm Spec Trigger) tubeless with no issues. Think i may need to add another layer of tape. Anyone else have issues ojnting tubeless?

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by mdeth1313

wpccrunner wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:05 pm
just got a 700x35 for my rear wheel. Having issues getting it set up tubeless. One side of tire bead will seat but other seems to be folded over in the rim bed nand air escpaes under bead. Using standard floor/track pump. Soaped/wet the bead and rim tape. Don't have access to a compressor unfortunately

On the rim i have mounted numerous other tires (33mm MXP, 38mm Spec Trigger) tubeless with no issues. Think i may need to add another layer of tape. Anyone else have issues ojnting tubeless?
Note which side is folded over and then put a tube in so the tire seats when you pump it up. Let the air out and then push the "good" side out and
remove the tube and attempt reinflating. Otherwise you'll need a compressor.

Of course you'll need to remove and then replace the valve stem as well.
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^ this

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If memory serves, I had issues mounting the rear tire on my bike (front mounted easily), and the front tire on my wife's bike. I solved the problem by running three loops of tape on my bike, which built up the bead. On my wife's bike, I used the Bontrager TLR rim strip (RXL wheels). Problem solved.

In my experience, it seems as though Panaracer runs the bead just a little big on some of their tires.
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