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    What tire pressure do you run?

    And:
    -weight?
    -tire size?
    -style of riding?
    -local terrain?
    -tubes?

    I know everyone is different but just curious!

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    27.5" Schalbe Nobby Nic All Mountain Tubed. I discovered I was running my pressure way low, about 20 lbs. I am running an experiment now to see if this low pressure had any effect on the amount of flats I was getting which was considerable. I have pumped them up to 40 psi (54 max rating) which feels way too hard I think. I am going to run them that way for a while and see what happens then lower them by 2 pounds to see where I end up. I have heard these are good tires but I haven't been impressed with them yet. Slim

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    27.5 TIRES
    2.1 up front at 28 pounds
    2.35 in back at 30 pounds
    I weigh 160 , ride trails with lots of roots , log overs , and tight turns , some drop offs . Many ride less pressure than myself , but this is what works for me , my tires were sliding out , the back especially , when on a wet trail , and were harder to pedal with lower pressures . I run tubes , hans damp in back , an ardent up front , getting ready to run a michilin in front

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    29 inch tires; Maxxis Ardent Tubeless. I weigh 200 and usually run about 30 in the back and 28-30 in the front. I used to run 40 and found that my front end washed out often.

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    9psi (fatbike)
    -weight? 160 lbs
    -tire size? 4.0
    -style of riding? everything Xc Am etc
    -local terrain? back country, lots of climbing
    -tubes? Nope.

    I know everyone is different but just curious!

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    Just went for a ride , got bounced around alittle more than normal , new tires , gona try 28 lbs front an rear and turned the rebound in on my front shock aways , it was too fast Im assuming

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    155lbs numbers below. I am fatter than that now, due to injury and lazy and some di*khead keeps putting ben&jerrys in my bag when out shopping

    working on getting down to 160, but whatev...
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    road bike anywhere from 80-180

    80 on gravel
    90-120 road, depending in how sore I am and pavement condition
    140-180 when I time trial, 140 on regular roads, 180 on smooth new roads
    yeah 180 is pushing it but I have a pump and the tires to do so. bike
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    30 psi pretty much does everything, will go 45 if not much gnar
    35 usually for 1.9 tires, 30 for 2.1 or bigger

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    60-90 depends on course

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    7-20 depends on conditions

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    Suppose I could post in my own thread
    -35 back, 32 front
    -160 lbs
    -26" 2.2
    -XC
    -Single track, roots and occasional rocks
    -tubes!

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    28psi in the rear and 26 in the front.
    185lbs
    26x2.35 WTB Bronsons
    All Mountain
    Tubeless

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    40 seems way to high Slim. I'm assuming you liked the traction at 20 but not the flats. Personally I'd go 25 and see how it goes but you could also start at 30 and work your way down.

    You should be able to tell if they are pinch flats (not enough pressure) if there are two snakebite looking holes or if you are just getting thorns.

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    I weigh 200 lbs with gear give or take a pound. My current favorite tire combo is WTB vigilante up front WTB wierwolf on the rear. 22 psi front and 25 psi rear. I ride mostly East coast technical XC. Haven't used a tube in years.

    I just started running the WTBs I was just trying something new besides my Ikon ardent combo.
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    Ronnie, I weigh about the same but have not had the guts to go down that low. Do you find it beneficial over the 30lb range? I am running about 30.

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    @DMWmustang, If your running tubeless on tubeless ready tires and rims. you should be ok. You won't really have any burp issues above 20 psi with that set up. As for banging the rim its all about being light on the bike. Unweighting front and rear according to what you're riding over. It also depends on the tire brand and model but still I haven't been near 30 psi since I kicked the tubes.

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    I just noticed I didn't even answer your question. Yes I find the lower pressure to really soak up the small stuff on the trail. It really lets the tires bite when cornering. I keeps the rear tire from breaking free on climbs. You will bounce less off obstacles. Just experiment with it and see what your comfortable at.
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    30f/40r tubed

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    Thanks Ronnie, I am going to try 25ish tonight.

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    It's ba-ack. But this is a good thread for folks to see, I think.

    I'm at about 145 lb.
    29x2.25" tires on the 'A' bike, tubed
    20 psi front
    22.5 psi rear (not that I'm so precise - my pump is in ~2.5 psi increments)
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    27.5x2.4 ardent front 32 psi
    27.5x2.2 ardent rear 30 psi
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    37.5 psi R 35 psi F.

    DH tire rear, thicker folding bead front.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hankscorpio View Post
    40 seems way to high Slim. I'm assuming you liked the traction at 20 but not the flats. Personally I'd go 25 and see how it goes but you could also start at 30 and work your way down.

    You should be able to tell if they are pinch flats (not enough pressure) if there are two snakebite looking holes or if you are just getting thorns.
    It does seem a little high and they felt rock hard the first time that I rode them. After my third ride today I am getting used to the feel but I don't like the way they want to slide out from under me. But this is an experiment that I wanted to try so after a few more rides I probably will lower them down to 35/36. They sure do roll nice though. Pretty easy to climb with.

    I really don't think they were pinch flats if I am looking for a snake bite. Sometimes I can find the thorns, sometimes not.

    On my first post I didn't mention that I am 6'3" and 230 lbs.
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    Kenda nerve gal
    2.35 frt and rear
    I weigh about 240
    I run tubes at 60 psi

    I rarely have more than two flats per season

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    6 foot 175ish.

    650b. Front somewhere around 32 or 33 running Maxxis High Roller

    Rear about the same with an Ardent.

    I generally just go by feel. If I don't like whats in it I'll let a little air out but I have no scientific method about my pressure. I can generally feel my tires and know if I need to add.

    Just play with different pressures and you will find what works best for you.

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    Got a pinch flat yesterday at 28 lbs with tubes {obviously } , , consulted my LBS , as I don't like caring my bike out of the woods a mile in 90 degree weather , and will make necessary changes to avoid that exercise . They educated me to the fact that you should run between 30-35 lbs if you have tubes , you can run less pressure if you go tubeless with the added bonus of the sealant {stans} being VERY EFFECTIVE curing puncture flats almost instantly . They also said traction and shock absorbing are greatly increased for one by the lower pressure and , two the tire is not fighting the tube to conform to whatever you are rolling over .

    LBS wanted to charge over $100 for each rim to convert , but said if I had any mechanical experience , skill , I could do myself

    Guess whos going tubeless .

    My pump would not work , so patching was out

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    Phffft!
    I rarely run more than 28psi, tubes or not, and rarely pinch flat. Usually less than 25psi.

    You can still pinch flat a tubeless tire. It cuts the tire casing instead of the tube. The latter is much easier and cheaper to fix. Especially true with "converted" tires.

    In any case, if you do not carry a flat repair kit, pump and tube on rides you will be walking out rather than riding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ijimmy View Post
    Got a pinch flat yesterday at 28 lbs with tubes {obviously } , , consulted my LBS , as I don't like caring my bike out of the woods a mile in 90 degree weather , and will make necessary changes to avoid that exercise . They educated me to the fact that you should run between 30-35 lbs if you have tubes , you can run less pressure if you go tubeless with the added bonus of the sealant {stans} being VERY EFFECTIVE curing puncture flats almost instantly . They also said traction and shock absorbing are greatly increased for one by the lower pressure and , two the tire is not fighting the tube to conform to whatever you are rolling over .

    LBS wanted to charge over $100 for each rim to convert , but said if I had any mechanical experience , skill , I could do myself

    Guess whos going tubeless .

    My pump would not work , so patching was out
    I've had great success with the 30-35 range at 160 lbs.

    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    Phffft!
    I rarely run more than 28psi, tubes or not, and rarely pinch flat. Usually less than 25psi.

    You can still pinch flat a tubeless tire. It cuts the tire casing instead of the tube. The latter is much easier and cheaper to fix. Especially true with "converted" tires.

    In any case, if you do not carry a flat repair kit, pump and tube on rides you will be walking out rather than riding.
    Is there a certain pump that is known for the best bang for buck, light and reliable?

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    I use the walmart dual action bell pump.. Had one for years. It's cheap and works.

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    I saw a few of those, don't look bad for the price but read quite a few negative reviews that have made me hesitant.

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    I've had one for 3 years and never had a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ou2mame View Post
    I use the walmart dual action bell pump.. Had one for years. It's cheap and works.

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    I use one too. Cheap and will use it until it breaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillClinton View Post
    And:
    -weight?
    -tire size?
    -style of riding?
    -local terrain?
    -tubes?

    I know everyone is different but just curious!
    -185 lbs 5'8"
    -2.35 Hans Dampf's on 19id giant OEM rims
    -Aggressive Trail
    -Huge numerous roots, no sharp rocks, packed black dirt
    -tubeless
    -24 psi front 27 psi rear

    The only reason I'm not running 5 less psi is because I haven't yet upgrades rims to Easton ARC 35 and tires to 2.8 front and at least 2.5 rear.


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    Vital Statistics:
    H: 181cm
    W: 105kg

    Bike: Transition Bandit 29er
    Rims: Stans Arch Ex (25mm I.W)
    Tyres: (F) Ardent Race, 2.35, Exo, TR, 3C Maxspeed @ 26psi...
    (R) Ardent Race, 2.2, Exo, TR, 3C Maxspeed @ 30psi...
    (Both running tubes)

    Bike: Kona Process 134
    Rims: (F) i23 WTB... (R) Nukeproof Generator AM [22.5 I.W]
    Tyres: (F) Conti MKII, 2.4, Apex, Black Chilli @ 24psi...
    (R) Maxxis Minion, DHRII, 2.3, Exo, TR @ 27psi...
    (Both running tubes)

    Terrain:

    AM bike = gnarly stuff, rocks, roots, hardpack, etc.

    Bandit: Pretty much the same ^^ just depends if I want to climb/descend a little quicker on that ride...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Battery View Post
    i see a post from 2014 was brought back to life.
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