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    New Bike First Time in the Snow

    It arrived yesterday and snowed last night so the first ride it was in its element. Totally loving it. Hope to continue to review her as I get in different terrains. I ran 6lbs in the rear and 8 up front. The front would plow in certain conditions but controllable when it did
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    Must have been some sticky snow!
    Joking aside, glad to hear you enjoyed it.

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    Didn't realize there was snow south of the equator this time of year.
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    Ha, yeah,yeah, I donít know why it did that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johhnye View Post
    It arrived yesterday and snowed last night so the first ride it was in its element. Totally loving it. Hope to continue to review her as I get in different terrains. I ran 6lbs in the rear and 8 up front. The front would plow in certain conditions but controllable when it did
    If 6 in the rear of start at less than 6 front. Maybe 5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeepRage View Post
    If 6 in the rear of start at less than 6 front. Maybe 5.
    So is it common to go a little less in the front or just for snow conditions?

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    Yep, common most of the time, but especially in snow. In deep snow I run below 3 psi and have run down below 1 before, but that was deep corn snow. For packed snow I run and 3 psi. Keep in mind that it depends on the tire as well, the wider the tire the less air you can run. I switched from Wrathchilds/D5ís to the Johnny5 and find myself running 2 psi above where I used to run. Itís nice because itís much faster for the same float.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johhnye View Post
    So is it common to go a little less in the front or just for snow conditions?
    Yes for same size tires, usually less weight in front. Lower psi gives wide footprint without the weight the rear takes to widen. Helps with float, steering, braking, and ride.

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    I reckon the bike will ride best if you change your username to "Cleat".
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    Oh no and thatís Camtain Cleat for you

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    Johhnye, welcome to mtbr and congrats on the new bike. Come out to Oregon some time man. Easy to find inspiration here on any 2 wheeled machine. We do ride right side up though.
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