Re: low psi ok for 28mm gatorskins?
Gabriel Beddingfield <gabrbedd@...>
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+1 to what Robert says.
Here's my story. Dunno if it'll help you, but... here goes...
I used to do gobs of commuting on 25mm Gatorskins between Los Altos and Fremont. Overall, I had fewer flats when I would (a) use Mr. Tuffy or StopFlats2 and (b) pump the pressure up pretty high (like 105psi). More recently my commute changed and I can get away with lower pressures (~85psi).
A lower pressure is more comfortable but makes you more susceptible to pinch flats.
With that said, these days when I do intervals on Marshlands Rd I drop the pressure to 60-70psi for the comfort. I can get away with it because I generally know where all the "potholes" are located and avoid them. I wouldn't do less than 75-80psi for a long ride on unknown roads. (I'm 195 lbs... and again, this is 25mm tires).
On Tue, Apr 27, 2021 at 8:00 AM Robert Tashjian <rob@...> wrote: