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    Endo's on Pavement (?)

    Later this week, I'm riding in a Toy's for Tots ride (forecast says 4 degrees F) and the next day, a bar crawl called Santa Rampage. All on urban paved roadways. My question is, what kind of air pressure works best for pavement for endomorphs. I've been running 10psi for trail riding.

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    be careful when pressure up the endo. i pulled a trailer with the kids in it on the road several times a week all summer. i tried the endos and pumped the tires up to 30psi and every small rip and tear became a major issue. i even made one worse. go slow and try 5psi at a time and ride it a little. i settled in at about 20psi in the rear and a 29er wheel on the front. the endo up front on the road takes some getting used to, but it can be done.
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    gary for road ive been around 15psi basically enough to eliminate any tire deformation when i get on the bike. lower and you get all sorts of strange squirm. so for you maybe 18-20?

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    ahhhh...

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    at first i thought why is he replying to himself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the locust
    gary for road ive been around 15psi basically enough to eliminate any tire deformation when i get on the bike. lower and you get all sorts of strange squirm. so for you maybe 18-20?
    I tooled around a little right after I got mine finished, and 18-ish PSI seemed to work well for me on pavement and/or even hard packed dirt.

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    and we love each other very much

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    I've been using my pugs as my primary commuter for two years now. 25psi has worked well on dry land, less in accumulation. The endos roll great at higher pressures. What are you folks riding in to be really tearing sidewalls up to the extent you're worried about "high" pressure?
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    go to my blog. second page the "my local trail" post. there are 3 vids. the last time i rode 29er wheels there i had two flats and one 1/2 inch side wall cut.
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    I dunno what you were doing to get two flats and a sidewall cut. Last time I rode there noone in our group got a flat and we rode everything(on the north/boulder side)... all but one of us were on 29" tires and one of us was running the notoriously thin bonties.

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    kenda karmas, but the endo is way better there. it's like a rock crawling jeep, low gear and giant low psi tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~gomez~
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    ok....

    i've ran 20-25 in mine and other than the ride being harsh, no
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    He kept up with me on my 28's just fine.
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