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joecallan

what tire pressure are YOU running ?

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I've been running 13/13

and the front seems to be hitting rim on rocks and the rear is slipping on the hard flat roads (i should probably stay off the gas)

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rocks - 18# front, 15# back. Rims are too expensive and fixing flats sucks.

Better safe than sorry, and better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

Traction will suffer, so adjust your speed accordingly.

[This message has been edited by NH Kevin (edited 04-01-2001).]

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I've been running 15 both front and rear. Have run as much as 18 with my old dunlop rear tire. i have a harder compound Bridgestone ont he rear now so 15 has worked well. Its a matter of preference I suppose.

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I lied! I added some air to the rear due to washing out. 17lbs seems to be the magic number for me today. But it changes every weekend.

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Your air pressure should vary based

on your tire selection - Alot depends

on the side wall/compound/pattern - terrian - what kind of rider you are, ect...This is a definite trail and error type setting. You need to experiment to find what works best with your combo. Start at 15 that is a pretty safe number if your pinch flatting

go up a little - if your not getting the hook-up you want lower it a little. Good luck.

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13.5 front and rear due get occasional flats though but the traction is worth it. Anything above 15 and its like your riding on ice not good for the sides of the bikes!!!

check'em before each ride, huge

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