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Discussion: Info on tires

Subject: Info on tires

By: Sean M.

Written on: Tuesday April 17, 2012

Message: How much pressure do most of you put in your tires. (120 psi?). Also - when do you change your tires? (only when you have blowout or do you go by miles)

Subject: RE: Info on tires

By: Teri d.

Written on: Tuesday April 17, 2012

Message: 120 psi, I change them when they look cut up or there's a bulge.

Subject: RE: Info on tires

By: Suzanne C.

Written on: Wednesday April 18, 2012

Message: 110 - 120. I think it should say on them or you can google your specific tire and then go by weight.

I change mine when they start to look worn or if I am doing a big race and they are close. I will do some estimates on # of miles but I can't be sure how accurate those are.

Subject: RE: Info on tires

By: barbara g.

Written on: Wednesday April 18, 2012

Message: I go by what the tires say on them. Front is 90, back is 110. I change when they look like they have fought the good fight and are losing or when my LBS does a tune up and says it is time.

Subject: RE: Info on tires

By: Steve K.

Written on: Wednesday April 18, 2012

Message: I put 120 psi in my tires on let my LBS tell when its time for new tires

Subject: RE: Info on tires

By: Keith B.

Written on: Wednesday April 18, 2012

Message: I tend to put 110 psi in my tyres, front and back and maybe up to 120 psi for courses with smooth roads. I find having a good bit of pressure in them stops punctures. Fingers crossed.

Subject: RE: Info on tires

By: Jamie B.

Written on: Thursday April 19, 2012

Message: 120-130 depending on weather. If it is above 90 degrees I go less as heat will cause the pressure to expand and you run the risk of a blowout.

I rotate my tires every 500 miles and usually get about 6000-7000 miles per pair. Last set I made it 8300 miles with no flats but they were really thin near the end.

Subject: RE: Info on tires

By: Webb B.

Written on: Thursday April 19, 2012

Message: I run both tires at 110, unless I know it is going to be hot (100ish) or on roads with debris (120, for puncture resistance).

I change my tires when, based on my best guess, they look worn or if I feel they are getting dodgy on the road. The last tire I replaced was because I felt it slipping going around corners. Now, it may not have been slipping, but my confidence was shot just the same.

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