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    Help in the snow

    So quick question. I have a specialized hard tail that i converted to a single speed. I love this thing. bought a kryptonite lock for it nobody is gonna steal my baby hopefully. I use this bike as a commuter and i ride all around town even in the snow.

    main question: i have new kenda nevegal tires on it. i aired them down to 15psi. and it says that the min is 30 and max is 50 psi. so riding in the snow feels much better with low psi. Am i going to damage my tires or the rims if i am just using the bike at a commuter around campus and town on 15psi? should i add 15psi to em in the morning so they will be at 30psi? i really love this bike and want to take care of it so please let me know it will be greatly appreciated. reason i am running such low psi is the other night i biked to buffalo wild wings and ate shite on some ice and slush going straight not even turning and i slowed down so a crawl and still ate it. luckily i had a head light and a tail light so all the cars saw me and laughed lol. today i was even biking in a blizzard and with the lower psi i felt solid.

    oh and i weigh 170ish. the snow is supper thick here right now though.


    thanks!!!


    david

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    just try to avoid hitting curbs and potholes with the tires that low. if something with bigger volume will fit, you might want to try that.

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    If they will fit get the WTB weirwolfs in the 2.5 size they are great for snow as far as regular tires are concerned.

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    the low psi will shorten the sidewall life up considerably.

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