Running the correct tire pressure is crucial for a controlled and enjoyable ride. What you see below is a recommendation of a starting point or a "ballpark" tire pressure based on rider weight and tire size. Your preferred tire pressure may vary according to load, terrain, conditions, and ride style. Front tires can be inflated with less pressure than rear tires. 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! 

Note that extra wide tires generally require wider rims.

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

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



 

Tubeless conversion

Many riders choose to convert to tubeless tires to prevent pinch flats. Tubeless tires allow riders to use lower inflation pressure without the risk of damaging a tube from impacts. Please ensure that your rims and tires are both tubeless-compatible before proceeding. For more information, see our Tubeless Conversion page.