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post #1 of 5 Old 02-21-2015, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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I'd give credit where its due, but I can't remember who clued me to this. I used to run 35 back, 30 front. Then, I switched to 35 both. Lately, I've been running 34 in the back and 36 in the front. The reasoning, if I recall, is that the front tire "drives" the bike.

I'm a convert. Bike rides NICE with a little more air in the front.

And please, whoever presented this idea, take credit, cause it was a good one!




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My reason for more air in the front, is the skinny front tire is always 'Driven'!
And driven 'Hard', during proper braking.
It also reduces Cupping of the Front Tire, a Bunch.

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Your Welcome, Lockjaw. Pay it Forward.
Lets see if others will follow the same advice.

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