Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
John, you'll get answers that range all over the place. There is no consensus.
Try telephoning the customer service number for your brand...1-615-937-3442 for Bridgestone, for example. Pls let us all know what they say.
I'm 200# + gear, I run 33/36, and the center wears when I'm on a straight road. The sides wear when I can find a fun road. Others run pressures up to the tire's max, 42, or the pressure to carry the max the bike is rated to handle at each end, 41. Neither is the recommended pressure unless that much weight is actually on the tire, but they like the results.
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