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 Post subject: Re: tyre choice
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:00 pm 
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I normally run mine at around 50-60 psi, any lower then the bike feels like a jelly and I've rolled a tyre off the rim with 45psi :shock: .


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 Post subject: Re: tyre choice
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:34 am 
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Sounds crazy but ive in the past (and because i had them on at the time)............................. Studded winter tyres :shock: Amazing grip on everything bar rock

* Not a serious recommendation :wink: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: tyre choice
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:59 pm 
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Ride the roots by crossing with front tyre perpendicular to the root, possibly even jump the front over. If the rear slips you can often control it. Tyre pressure as seen above is a personal choice and roots will get you whatever pressure you ride if you dont use suggested technique to get past them. Roots dont bother me, just pick my line carefully.


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 Post subject: Re: tyre choice
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:06 pm 
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Being on the lardy side of svelte as I currently am ('work in progress' if ever there was!) I tend to ride at 55psi for everything.

I'm guessing you're riding a hardtail as BiTD I never 'rode' over roots, choosing to lift the front or bunny-hop any and every obstacle; single track at speed, clearing obstacles then hard on the anchors to change direction was where it was at for me. I've never 'dropped off' anything in my life, especially on an XC bike.

Grinding up silly steep hills on an Onza stainless granny ring used to be fun when I was half the age I am now but these days I'm a bit of a wuss, preferring the ease of flat trails to anything that exposes my lamentable fitness! :facepalm:


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