Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lander, Wyoming
Riding solo and no touring gear, I'll basically suggest to always Run at least 2 PSI more pressure in the skinny front tire verse the wider rear tire. The weight transfers to the front tire during Proper Braking. Higher front pressure handles better and 'cups' the tire less.
I'd only run 21psi in softer dirt, at slower speeds, no rocks and no asphalt!
I generally recommend starting at 32 front and 30 rear, regardless of tire brand or model.
The bike, rider and gear still weighs the same. The tire widths stay about the same. Shouldn't the pressures be about the same?
You can add or subtract from my basic recommended pressure, down for dirt or up for bigger guys or passengers. Up to max pressure on the sidewall, if need be.