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Air pressre in your tyres is very significant in terms of performance; in case of slick tyres it's even more important than width. However it's impossible to arbitrally put any value of tyre pressure as perfect for a given bike. The tyre pressure adjustments can depend on: wheel size - smaller wheels need higher pressure because the overall volume of tyres ...
MTB Tire Pressure (PSI) Made Easy Individual preferences, terrain, and tire type play a role in finding the ideal pressure, but here's a simple formula to get you started: Step One If tires are tubeless: Your body weight (lbs) ÷ 7 = x If tires have tubes: Your body weight (lbs) ÷ 6 = x Step Two Front-tire pressure = x - 1 Rear-tire pressure = x + 2
The optimum pressure for any kind of bike is going to depend on a lot more factors than just the type of bike. You have to look at many other things such as rider weight, terrain, and tire size. It also depends on how you qualify something as optimum. Higher pressures might be optimum in some situations, but may not be very comfortable to the rider, making ...
Of course it's related: more pressure -> less contact with surface which gives less friction. But for the the exact pressure I think you should refer to the tire. Usually it's written on the tire.
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