Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lander, Wyoming
I'm about 165lbs in full gear and tool belt. I ride a 1987 -A1, 'light bike', haha.
White does 'look' light!
28-30 psi in the front and 26-28 psi in the rear has served me well on all roads. I, Air up for luggage or if my wife rides. Up to MAX on both ends.
I Do Not air down, because I hate to air-up!
I've led or chased 'dirtier' bikes, all over Wyoming.
I've led or chased 'streetier' bikes all over Wyoming.
I've ridden the 'high mountain dirt' passes in Colorado, and then rode home.
Up to 16,000 miles on a front Avon Gripster. 8200-11,000 miles on a rear Gripster. Yes, I will ride the rear, til bald in the center.
Cut through the center of your old tire, when you take it OFF.
See how 'little or much' safety margin is BUILT IN!
Some have more than others! Not all tires are created Equal!
Modify at "YOUR OWN RISK"!
Still riding my 1987 KL650-A1. 85,000+ miles & counting