Tyre pressures...

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  1. mk3golfcab

    mk3golfcab Elite Member

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    I know, I know, it’s been covered up teen times before and we all have our own preferences but what do you run?
    I usually run a 36/34 (R/F) but thinking of going for a 38/34 - any benefits? No pillion use, no luggage, I’m around 11.5 stone.

    what’s best? Higher front or rear? What’s the benefits? It’s been a while since I did some research....

    interested to hear your opinions
     
  2. Blade runner 1

    Blade runner 1 Senior Member

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    I’ve settled for 38R 34F, just suits my riding and gives me the best feedback.
     
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  3. tuktuk

    tuktuk Elite Member

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    No idea why but I've settled on 32/36 F/R.

    Just had a look for a Dave Moss youtube video I watched not too long back. He went into detail about the differences between say 36/42 and 30/30. He primarily does track stuff but this was road based from memory, just cant find the thing.
     
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    very good analysis. I feel some riders (wrongly) think of running super low pressures because that's what they do when racing without understanding the irrelevance of those to road riding.
    Mk3, there is no ideal pressure to cover all situations as the clip explains.
    For road riding in the uk, I take the manufacturer's numbers as a starting point and perhaps reduce them by 1psi increment but within 5% of those numbers.

    Three extra point to add to the video:
    tyre pressure change is more pronounced in tyres with smaller volume of air inside: 120 pressure changes more compared to 190 for the same temperature change.
    Very important in the uk: the poor condition of our roads. Some potholes are so big that if you hit them unknowingly, if your pressure is too low, you can damage your tyre (tyre pinching) or wheel.
    Carcase stiffness of your tyre: my pilot power has soft ones and dropping them to below 40 (rear) made them move around too much until fully warmed up and also worsen their handling of road defects. Wheras my PP'3s have a stiffer carcase and they (+me) are happy @ 40psi
     
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  6. mk3golfcab

    mk3golfcab Elite Member

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    Going to try a bit higher in the rear I think, especially as it’s still not the warmest out there
     
  7. LowSide76

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    I have gone back to using 34f 38r and feel thisnis better.
    I had suspension set up by a company and they told me this was wrong and to use the 36f 42r
     
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  8. CharlieR85

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    36/42 for me on the road for most of the year. In the height of summer when I'm off to Scotland or off to North Wales for the day I will drop a bit to 34/38.

    Last time on track it was 30/32 in hot conditions.
     
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  9. Owen2737

    Owen2737 New Member

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    Usually 34/38 for me.Gives me the most feeling and not so far away from recommended pressures.
     
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