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    Tire pressure for a on road bet ride!

    What would any of you guy recommend pressure for me to run for a road ride of about 20ish miles? A buddy of mine bet me that on this particular road bike route, that is relatively flat, that I can't keep up a 11 mph average!! I want to prove him wrong, and I also want to see the look on the faces of the roadbikers when I pull up with my pugs!!

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    I'd go 20. I usually do 16psi when crusing around town.
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    Thanks Jag!! That is the number I was thinking.

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    I went ~17psi for a ~17 mile paved/dirt road ride in December (I weigh ~275#). I averaged a hair under 11mph (10.96) without trying and with some stops for pics.

    11mph should be a cakewalk/ride.
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    I think you're going to surprise your friend... by a lot. 11 mph is cake.

    Are you running Endomorphs? If so, you'll probably give them a good run for their money. Those things roll spooky smooth when pumped up hard on pavement.

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    I pump mine all the way up to 30 psi for use on pavement. They roll quite well. Any reason not to go all the way to 30?

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    11? Your friend took a suckers bet!!! 11 will be very easy!!
    This past Sat. I did 68 miles on a paved trail with some pretty good sized hills for northern Mn. And when all was said and done I averaged 12.5-13, with not much kicking her down!! 20 psi. In my front Larry, and 22-25 in my rear Endo.

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    What can I say? My friends are kinda downers and don't expect much!! It should be good!!

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    Like others have said, 11mph average is a piece of cake on a Pugs. If you're running endos so much the better. When they get smooth and you pump them up to 30psi they go crazy fast.

    11mph average over 20 miles on a relatively flat road ? Any day of the week and twice on Sunday

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    11mph? 12 PSI should be fine and you'll get a little exercise.

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    yep i did 60 miles on road on my pugs

    30 psi in the tyres

    averaged 13.5

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    I run 12-15 for the road. That's with Larrys and 47 mm wide rims.

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    Load it down with camping gear so you don't get bored.
    On flat ground, once at constant speed you just have to overcome friction, rolling resistance, and air resistance. Your doubting friend just picked the wrong route for the bet.

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    Hereís keeping up with roadies down a paved hill on Larrys mounted on 65mm wide Surly Large Marge DH rims (on a 42 pound Pugsley) at around 16 PSI each:

    <iframe height='405' width='590' frameborder='0' allowtransparency='true' scrolling='no' src='http://app.strava.com/segments/613878/embed'></iframe>

    On relatively level paved surfaces I can keep up a 16 - 18MPH pace for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles.
    Donít frail and blow if youíre going to Braille and Flow.

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    Pressure?

    Is there still time to raise the bet?

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    13.9 average, and two hours later I feel like I didn't really do anything!!

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    Did you double or nothing halfway through? Maybe keep it down to 10.9mph for the first half?

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