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Tire pressure

Post by KDXohio » 03:53 pm Jul 15 2013

What pressures do you guys run front and rear I know it can vary depending on terrain. Im curious how much variation there is between different riders.

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Post by rbates9 » 04:52 pm Jul 15 2013

My front with a Michelin M12 is about 15 Psi or the rim feels like it is hitting too much.
My rear with a knobby is about 10-12 if I check it. And with the trials between 6-8. Have thought about going lower but it works great where it is so I figure I should leave it alone.

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Post by SS109 » 03:47 am Jul 16 2013

I run normally 7 up front and 5 in the rear during the dry times. When there is some moisture in the ground I'll bump up to about 8-9 in the front and 7 in the rear. Of course, I run Tubliss with Maxxis tires that allow me to get away with such low pressures without killing my rims. It also doesn't hurt that I weigh 150! :mrgreen:
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Post by KarlP » 02:23 pm Jul 16 2013

I like 8 up front and 8.5 in the back. It does depend a lot on terrain and speeds. I'm riding 90% 3rd gear single track. S12 front and rear.
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Post by KDXohio » 10:01 am Jul 17 2013

Thanks guys I may try dropping down a little further next time I'm out
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Post by tjg53 » 05:44 pm Oct 07 2013

I run 11 in the front with a m12 tire. And 10 in the rear
tire. The trials are sand and roots ,with some rocks too. Any softer mite bend a rim.

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Post by KDF200X » 11:51 pm Jan 27 2019

8-10 in back (Kenda Equilibrium)
10-13 up front (MotoZ Tractionator Enduro S/T)

Sorry for bumping such an old thread but it was still on the first page.
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Post by SS109 » 12:51 pm Jan 28 2019

SS109 wrote:
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I run normally 7 up front and 5 in the rear during the dry times. When there is some moisture in the ground I'll bump up to about 8-9 in the front and 7 in the rear. Of course, I run Tubliss with Maxxis tires that allow me to get away with such low pressures without killing my rims. It also doesn't hurt that I weigh 150! :mrgreen:
My how times have changed. Now I run the Goldentyre fatty up front, with Tubliss, at 11-12 psi depending on conditions. Rear is Shinko 525 cheater, again with Tubliss, at 7.5-8 psi.
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Post by bufftester » 05:44 pm Jan 28 2019

SS109 wrote:
12:51 pm Jan 28 2019
SS109 wrote:
03:47 am Jul 16 2013
I run normally 7 up front and 5 in the rear during the dry times. When there is some moisture in the ground I'll bump up to about 8-9 in the front and 7 in the rear. Of course, I run Tubliss with Maxxis tires that allow me to get away with such low pressures without killing my rims. It also doesn't hurt that I weigh 150! :mrgreen:
My how times have changed. Now I run the Goldentyre fatty up front, with Tubliss, at 11-12 psi depending on conditions. Rear is Shinko 525 cheater, again with Tubliss, at 7.5-8 psi.
Are you saying that the new tires you're running have softer sidewalls....or you're not 150 anymore? lol :lol:

I'm running Tubliss with 8-9 psi in a Dunlop MX52 on the rear and 11 psi on the front with a Bridgestone Battlecross X30 (a really crappy tire BTW, just waiting for it to wear out so I can go to the GoldenTyre).

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Post by ericr » 07:45 pm Jan 28 2019

For single track in the NW, I run a Shinko 216MX fatty with Tubliss at 11 psi up front and a Shinko 525 Cheater Hybrid with Tubliss at 8 psi rear.
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Post by SS109 » 07:47 pm Jan 28 2019

bufftester wrote:
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Are you saying that the new tires you're running have softer sidewalls....or you're not 150 anymore? lol :lol:
Ha! Actually, I'm weighing in at 140 now! :mrgreen: On the Fatty I've found it gives it's best performance at that psi. The sidewalls don't seem that soft but definitely softer than the Maxxis SI I was running. The Shinko feels stiff but after a few hours riding it really gets soft.
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Post by SS109 » 04:06 pm Jan 29 2019

Gotta have bacon on them!
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Post by VTMTcowboy » 10:58 am Feb 02 2019

Still running the stock knobbies at 12-15 psi. Can't justify the new tires yet, but thinking about going with the Motoz Tractionator IT or the Bridgestone Battlcross X30 when I need new shoes. Most of the time it is dry and rocky, so figure those would be a good options. Would like to go to tubeless as well, but now I am just dreaming! Especially since this fork project needs to happen first haha.
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Post by SS109 » 03:23 am Feb 05 2019

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...thinking about going with the Motoz Tractionator IT
Is that the same as their Enduro IT? If so, those were the worst tires I have ever owned. They cracked, chunked, and would put me on the ground without warning. Of course, that's riding in AZ. Might be fine for your terrain.
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Post by bufftester » 11:19 am Feb 05 2019

SS109 wrote:
03:23 am Feb 05 2019
VTMTcowboy wrote:
10:58 am Feb 02 2019
...thinking about going with the Motoz Tractionator IT
Is that the same as their Enduro IT? If so, those were the worst tires I have ever owned. They cracked, chunked, and would put me on the ground without warning. Of course, that's riding in AZ. Might be fine for your terrain.
Thats been about the same for me with the Battlecross...

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Post by VTMTcowboy » 07:10 pm Feb 05 2019

SS109 wrote:
03:23 am Feb 05 2019
VTMTcowboy wrote:
10:58 am Feb 02 2019
...thinking about going with the Motoz Tractionator IT
Is that the same as their Enduro IT? If so, those were the worst tires I have ever owned. They cracked, chunked, and would put me on the ground without warning. Of course, that's riding in AZ. Might be fine for your terrain.
Good to know! Was looking at them for my past dual sport bike too. I've had good luck with the Motoz Mountain Hybrid rear and figured they be a solid tire, especially with the price. The AZ condition are probably similar to that in CA. Right now we are getting a good amount of rain, but late spring through fall it'll be dry, dusty, and slippery. Choosing tires seems to be a trial and error type of thing with a lot of variation. I may be better off trying some Shinkos and not breaking the bank.
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Post by VTMTcowboy » 07:13 pm Feb 05 2019

bufftester wrote:
11:19 am Feb 05 2019
SS109 wrote:
03:23 am Feb 05 2019
VTMTcowboy wrote:
10:58 am Feb 02 2019
...thinking about going with the Motoz Tractionator IT
Is that the same as their Enduro IT? If so, those were the worst tires I have ever owned. They cracked, chunked, and would put me on the ground without warning. Of course, that's riding in AZ. Might be fine for your terrain.
Thats been about the same for me with the Battlecross...
A lot of really good reviews for the Battlecross for intermediate terrain. Guess it is hard to tell until you ride on them. Shinko or Goldentyre might be in order then.
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Post by VTMTcowboy » 07:14 pm Feb 05 2019

Sadly the stock knobbies that are still on the bike do a decent job in both the dry rocky and softer chocolate cake conditions. At the rate I am riding, I will probably have another 8-12 months on them. Need to get out more!
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