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    maximum inflation pressure

    why do rims have this
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    why do rims have this
    my rims don't.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    why do rims have this
    What rims? Probably has something to do with the tire poping off the rim if you have too much pressure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    my rims don't.....

    they are not listed on the rim but almost every rim has them...for 2.8 I can only go to 38psi but I have had them at 45-to 50psi
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    Lawyers.

    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    why do rims have this
    LOL!...well, OK, that's a little cynical, but I'd bet that between a manufacturer's engineers and its legal department, there is a maximum number that they feel must be stated for safety and liability issues. If it's not stamped or labeled on the rim, however, I wonder how effective that warning really is. I bet your question/observation is a result of considering that the tire is probably going to be the limiting and deciding factor on max pressure anyway, so why is a rim pressure rating even an issue...correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNC
    LOL!...well, OK, that's a little cynical, but I'd bet that between a manufacturer's engineers and its legal department, there is a maximum number that they feel must be stated for safety and liability issues. If it's not stamped or labeled on the rim, however, I wonder how effective that warning really is. I bet your question/observation is a result of considering that the tire is probably going to be the limiting and deciding factor on max pressure anyway, so why is a rim pressure rating even an issue...correct?
    yeah pretty funny limits are not put on rims....maybe that is the pressure to hold a tire on
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    could be that, or maybe its to not stress the rim, although thats a pretty low pressure. I know there have been many cases where a rim actually exploded tearing a hoop off the sidewall; pretty dangerous stuff above 100psi
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    Mavic is very conservative with their pressure and tire width recommendations.
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    Its more significant in road wheels.

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