Tire Pressure

Generally speaking, lower tire pressures provide better control on wet or loose terrain, as well as a smoother ride. Higher tire pressures provide better puncture protection. Check your tires frequently to ensure your tire pressure is in the appropriate range.

Note that in the graph and table below, generally a higher rider + gear weight translates to a higher recommended tire pressure. These ratings apply to all wheel diameters. Use caution that you never exceed the rated maximum pressure for the tires or rims on your bike.

Gravel and Cyclocross Tire Pressure Graph


Gravel and Cyclocross Tire Pressure Data Table

Need more information on tire treads and casings? Visit our Gravel Tires page.





Tubeless Conversion

Many riders choose to convert to tubeless tires to reduce pinch flats. Tubeless tires allow riders to use lower inflation pressure without the risk of damaging a tube from impacts.  The 2020 S-Works, Pro, Expert, Comp, and Elite models are equipped with tubeless-compatible rims.  Ensure that both the rims and tires on your CruX are tubeless-compatible before proceeding. For more information, see our Tubeless Conversion page.