- Tyre pressures and a hard tail
I run front and back at 30psi, Ardent and Advantage respectively. Tried them at 2 bar which is recommended and is a bit harder but really didn’t like it. Used to run Nevegals at 30psi and they were great at that pressure. But, for what its worth, I also find the back end of my Dialled Alpine softer than that of my Soul.Posted 4 years agochiefgrooveguruMember
I run front and back at 30psi, Ardent and Advantage respectively. Tried them at 2 bar which is recommended and is a bit harder but really didn’t like it.
2 bar = 29 psi
The right pressure is higher with:
Heavier riderPosted 4 years ago
Greater cornering forces
Smaller tyre (narrower and/or smaller diameter)
More flexible carcass
Less tough tube (or tube vs tubeless)seizednutsMember
What are people running there hardtails at.Posted 4 years ago
I was at cwmcarn today and the ride was terrible ive been messing with tyre pressures and couldnt believe how much of a difference it made to have them soft like 28psi even bounced the chain off on the final decent.
So what do you run yours at?WhathaveisaidnowMember
OP, perfectly acceptable question… i ragged my 29er hardtail around coedy’s beast today, believe me it was testing,…
i had around 28 in the front and nearer 35 on the back, it was pinging around on the back, could have run less, but there is a lot of fireroad climbing on the beast, the front was perfect.Posted 4 years agoRandomSubscriber
Obvious but you need to work out your snake-bite threshold for your tyres – body weight, riding style etc by actually puncturing a few times. Then decide on the day how lucky you are feeling…Posted 4 years ago
For me, on my local riding I run 20psi front, 22 psi back – 2.4 tyres, 57kg rider, baby-head rocky terrain. That seems to leave me with around a 1-in-10 chance of a puncture on lines that I know well.somafunkSubscriber
On my mtb hardtail frame converted into a ss roadbike i run 110psi but they are Hutchinson 1″ slicks so i guess that doesn’t help you in the slightest, on my mtb hardtail i run between 18psi and 25psi depending on where i’m riding and what the surface is like, that prob won’t help you much either as you didn’t ask about rider weight, riding style, rim choice, front suspension or rigid, tyre choice, trail type etc..etc.
70kgPosted 4 years ago
Relatively aggressive on the front end to get it to dig in but i generally ride light and i’m not bothered bout getting air or collecting G’narr rad points
Stans Crest rim
Talas 110mm/140mm fork
26″ 2.35 Hans Dampf Trailstar on front (tubeless)
26″ 2.25 Racing Ralph Pacestar on rear (tubeless)
Mix of natural rootfest/rocky forestry descents and occasional surfaced trail centres but mostly just bimbling out in the galloway hills.johnheSubscriber
I find threads like this interesting. I always ran around 40-45psi until I read a thread like this which opened my eyes to the fact that it was possible to run much lower pressures.
Nowadays, I can’t imagine running higher than 30psi, unless I’m going to be covering a lot of ground on tarmac. There is such a difference in the amount of braking and climbing traction at 25-30psi.
Also, on a hardtail, running a large tyre at 25psi feels so much nicer than a 40psi 2.1 tyre.Posted 4 years ago
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