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    New question here. tire pressure for urban?

    I've been getting into urban stuff a little lately, stair gaps and such...I was wondering what pressures you guys run in your tires for stuff like that? Things feel much smoother when I'm running lower pressures, but after a pinch flat I went back up to ~50-60psi...which makes everything feel harsher. I'm riding a bighit, maxxis dh tubes, 2.3 roller pro tires, and I weigh 200 pounds. Thanks guys.

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    I like to run my hook worms hard as hell. keeps from getting pinch flats.

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    i've put up to 80 psi in my hookworms but got scared after a few rides when i noticed the 65 PSI MAX written on the side... whoops! now they stay at 70...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCBigHit
    I've been getting into urban stuff a little lately, stair gaps and such...I was wondering what pressures you guys run in your tires for stuff like that? Things feel much smoother when I'm running lower pressures, but after a pinch flat I went back up to ~50-60psi...which makes everything feel harsher. I'm riding a bighit, maxxis dh tubes, 2.3 roller pro tires, and I weigh 200 pounds. Thanks guys.
    yup, i run mine in the 65lb range............ anything less will pinch on stairgaps and whatnot


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    New question here. How about Tubeless

    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    yup, i run mine in the 65lb range............ anything less will pinch on stairgaps and whatnot
    What if your running tubeless rims; like Ex 823's with 2.5's ????

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9 Lives
    What if your running tubeless rims; like Ex 823's with 2.5's ????
    65lbs still = 65lbs. tubes or no tubes.

    not to mention, (all othe things being the same) after we throw down the mac daddy pinch flat, i will patch my tube, and you will still have a snakebite in your flat tire...........


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    pretty hard

    You should run them low enough to get traction but hard enough not to pinch flat. I run 40psi in my Gazzis.

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    ... and if we just ... Ok

    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    65lbs still = 65lbs. tubes or no tubes.

    not to mention, (all othe things being the same) after we throw down the mac daddy pinch flat, i will patch my tube, and you will still have a snakebite in your flat tire...........
    Well 45lbs is the max limit. That 45lbs = 45lbs. tubes or no tubes.

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