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Postby Thumbs » May 18th, 2013, 4:24 pm

To keep you from yelling at me anymore, I went out today with lower tire pressures. I tried 28r/27f. The rear came alive, the front was better, but still a bit slick. I'll try again with an even lower pressure.

Was a good ride today, set some personal bests and felt a ton more comfortable on the trails (stony loop). Tried the pines without brakes following the log jump. I used them only twice because I went into the switchbacks WAY to hot. Lol

Thanks for all the help!
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Re: Lowered pressures

Postby giantone » May 18th, 2013, 8:02 pm

:D nice! Fun times I am right there with you learning how to ride better as well.
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Re: Lowered pressures

Postby iamkickstand » May 18th, 2013, 9:05 pm

Good stuff!

My rule of thumb is if I can't hear the rim hitting and the tires aren't rolling over my pressure is too high, when those things start happening add a few psi and your perfect :mrgreen:
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Re: Lowered pressures

Postby selma757575 » May 20th, 2013, 7:30 pm

1+

What kickstand said! I typical run 21-23 front and 23-25 rear. Tubeless of course!
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Re: Lowered pressures

Postby Thumbs » May 20th, 2013, 7:40 pm

I do not run tubeless
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Re: Lowered pressures

Postby iamkickstand » May 22nd, 2013, 10:41 am

Thumbs wrote:I do not run tubeless

Me either, I don't really see the benefits. I prefer the reliability I have enjoyed from a nice tube'd' set up.
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Re: Lowered pressures

Postby selma757575 » May 22nd, 2013, 2:09 pm

As the saying go's. Once you go tubeless you will never go back!
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Re: Lowered pressures

Postby ibisman » May 22nd, 2013, 6:48 pm

Nah. You still have to carry a tube.
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Re: Lowered pressures

Postby BK big fish » May 23rd, 2013, 5:50 am

Nah, don't carry a tube and I run tubeless, never had an issue that stans couldn't handle. I run 22 front and 24 rear! tires really come alive! How can you not see a benefit of lowering weight in your wheels? BK
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Re: Lowered pressures

Postby selma757575 » May 23rd, 2013, 7:06 am

Yep can't see why anyone would want to run tubes anymore! Amazing difference for sure! I don't carry a tube either!
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Re: Lowered pressures

Postby iamkickstand » May 23rd, 2013, 2:15 pm

I can't see why anyone wouldn't want to run a tube, so there's my closed minded response to your closed minded post.

I have no need to go tubeless. My set up is reliable, feels good, is easy to change tires, isn't messy, works very well for me.

Everyone is different.
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Re: Lowered pressures

Postby c0nsumer » May 23rd, 2013, 2:29 pm

iamkickstand wrote:I can't see why anyone wouldn't want to run a tube, so there's my closed minded response to your closed minded post.

I have no need to go tubeless. My set up is reliable, feels good, is easy to change tires, isn't messy, works very well for me.

Everyone is different.


I find that tubeless feels more conformal, which is backed up by the idea that without a tube there aren't two separate surfaces rubbing against each other each time the tire flexes. There's friction between the tube and tire which'll make the tire wall more rigid.

To me, the tubeless feel is most notable when climbing on rocks or roots. It feels like the tire grips a bit better.
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Re: Lowered pressures

Postby iamkickstand » May 23rd, 2013, 2:31 pm

c0nsumer wrote:
iamkickstand wrote:I can't see why anyone wouldn't want to run a tube, so there's my closed minded response to your closed minded post.

I have no need to go tubeless. My set up is reliable, feels good, is easy to change tires, isn't messy, works very well for me.

Everyone is different.


I find that tubeless feels more conformal, which is backed up by the idea that without a tube there aren't two separate surfaces rubbing against each other each time the tire flexes. There's friction between the tube and tire which'll make the tire wall more rigid.

To me, the tubeless feel is most notable when climbing on rocks or roots. It feels like the tire grips a bit better.

That's great, i've ridden both. I don't think it's worth the hassle. It's an opinion, it's allowed to be different. Just like those who seem to think tubeless is the only way to go and can not prove any real quantifiable advantage.
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Re: Lowered pressures

Postby Sortaslow » May 23rd, 2013, 4:53 pm

On some of my bikes I run tubeless and tubed at the same time. Take that!
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Re: Lowered pressures

Postby iamkickstand » May 23rd, 2013, 5:03 pm

you dirty dog you
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