Setting your tire pressure

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 recommended starting point or a "ballpark." You'll also see a decal on your wheels indicating max pressure. Never exceed the max pressure. Enjoy your ride!

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

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