Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take part in the May Giveaway for DERUIZ LAVA e-bike worth $1699


Tire Pressure
#1
My knew Trek 7000 tires call for 60-80 psi.I know that higher pressure means a harsher ride but what do you guys roll on?
  Reply
#2
Depends on terrain you ride and your comfort style. It is really a personal choice.
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
  Reply
#3
My tires take 40-65 and I use 60. The theory here is that I don't think a lot of quality control is used on such a inexpensive item and I'd rather not push the upper limit, but 60 gives me lower rolling resistance for my paved riding and a little bit of a buffer. Just my preference.
  Reply
#4
Thanks,I had been riding at 60 psi but used 75 psi this morning.It was a little harsher ride but rolling resistance was less, I ride on the "rails to trails" which is a hard blacktop surface so I'll probably stick with 75 psi.
  Reply
#5
Higher is better. Less resistance indeed. The current tires on my bike are 60 to 80 I have them around 70, as hard as I can get them with small hand pump. I'll post up exact after I gauge with compressor this weekend. I just stole the compressor from my brother's yesterday Smile, he's out of town so has no use anyway. But yeah pretty hard is best I think and I ride some rocky stuff.
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post
 
12,475
10-02-2010, 11:52 PM
Last Post: 009jim

Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
freewheel sprocket noise?
Yesterday 05:54 PM
Help with a wheel please !
Yesterday 10:58 AM
What are your thoughts on E-bikes?
Yesterday 09:18 AM
Biking and running apps
05-25-2022 05:37 PM
How much do you bike a year
05-25-2022 04:51 PM
2022 road cycling season
05-25-2022 03:39 PM
Project: Turist vintage bike restoration
05-24-2022 01:57 AM
Fitting modern crank set to a 1975 bb
05-24-2022 01:36 AM
Help with wheels please.
05-23-2022 12:32 PM
Brake problems
05-22-2022 06:34 PM

[-]
Join BikeRide on Strava
Feel free to join if you are on Strava: www.strava.com/clubs/bikeridecom

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. Jesper
25 posts
no avatar 2. ReapThaWhirlwind
22 posts
no avatar 3. tran thanh
16 posts
no avatar 4. ichitan
11 posts
no avatar 5. Zomb13k113r
7 posts