Tire Pressure Check

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Maintain minimum pressure per the official manual.

General guidelines
  • Higher tire pressures help stability and reduce rolling resistance with a passenger or a lot of luggage, but lower pressures help on rougher/gravel surfaces.
    Excessive tire pressure can make the tire too sensitive to sharp debris or potholes, and increases the risk of a puncture.
    45psi is where this definitely becomes a concern; modulate depending on your riding, and definitely use much lower pressures for offroading.
  • Official recommendations are for cold tires, which means when they haven't been ridden in a few hours.
    As tires warm up from riding, pressure increases due to the interior air heating from friction and mechanical work on the tire by the road against the wheel.