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The right tire pressure for your ride is personal and depends on your riding style, the terrain you'll be riding and the conditions of that terrain on the day you're riding. What you see below is a recommendation of a starting point pressure, a "ballpark" if you will, based on rider + gear weight and tire width. You'll also see a decal on your wheels indicating maximum inflation pressure. Never exceed the maximum inflation pressure of your tires or rims. Enjoy your ride!


Road Tire Pressure Guide

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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.

Road Tire Pressure Graph

Road Tire Pressure Data Table



Gravel and Cyclocross Tire Pressure Guide

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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


Active Tire Pressure Guide

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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.

Active Tire Pressure Graph

 

Active Tire Pressure Data Table



Mountain Tire Pressure Guide

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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.

Mountain Tire Pressure Graph

Mountain Tire Pressure Data Table