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 recommendation of a starting point pressure, a "ballpark" if you will. You'll also see a decal on your wheels indicating maximum inflation pressure. Never exceed the maximum inflation pressure of your tires or wheels. Enjoy your ride!

The Turbo Creo SL is equipped with 700x28mm tires. The maximum tire width is 700x42mm–check for clearance before riding with wider tires. 

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.  All Creo SL models are equipped with tubeless-compatible rims.  Ensure that the tires on your model are also tubeless compatible before proceeding. For more information, see our Tubeless Conversion page.