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Tire Pressure

  • 04 May 2022 7:16 PM
    Message # 12767827

    I am so close to taking my '29 out for a test ride.  Exciting and scary.

    The Rider's Instruction Book recommends 15 psi front and 18 psi rear for 25 x 3.85 tires.  That seems really low.

    I'm running Dunlop 4.00 x 18's on mine.  Any recommendations as to a good tire pressure?



  • 05 May 2022 3:18 PM
    Reply # 12768981 on 12767827
    Tim Raindle (Administrator)

    Hi John, exciting times. Check that oil level plug :)

    I usually have a default setting of around 32 rear and 30 front on those Dunlops, but some people find that a bit of a hard ride. Try that, or a little less, personally wouldn't go much below 28 and 26 tho, kind of ruins the nimble handling of the bike, IMHO.

    Remember to check the oil level plug.



  • 06 May 2022 12:36 AM
    Reply # 12769451 on 12767827

    We run  24lbs in all our  Scouts    2x101  and 1x 28  short frame    Suits us well !  Dunlop  K70   

    regads phil

  • 06 May 2022 6:29 AM
    Reply # 12769698 on 12767827

    Thanks both for your reply.  I'll pump them up and see what feels best.

    Tim - I am checking the oil plug and the head bolts.

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