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All about tire pressureUpdated 4 months ago

The Tire Pressure Myth

For years, there's been a myth that higher tire pressure equals better performance. But guess what? That's not always the case, especially if you're seeking comfort on your ebike journey. Skinny tires at high pressure might feel fast, but you are likely feeling greater and higher frequency vibrations from the road. 

Why Lower Pressure?

  1. Comfort is King: Lower tire pressure provides a more forgiving ride, absorbing bumps and imperfections in the road. 

  2. Increased Traction: Lower pressure means more tire surface in contact with the road. This results in improved traction, especially crucial for ebikes where a smooth and controlled ride is key.

  3. Better Handling: Ever felt like your bike is a bit too twitchy? Lower pressure enhances stability and control, making your ebike feel like an extension of yourself.

Finding Your Sweet Spot

Go ahead and experiment with different pressures to find what works best for you. Start a bit lower than the recommended pressure and gradually adjust until you discover your sweet spot.

Myth Busting: Isn't Low Pressure Risky?

Within reasonable limits lower pressure isn't synonymous with a higher risk of flats. In fact, it can reduce the likelihood of pinch flats and increase the overall lifespan of your tires.

The ebike Advantage

Ebikes, with their added weight and power, benefit even more from lower tire pressure. So, why not enhance your riding experience by embracing a more comfortable setup?

What pressure do we run?

On our 650x2" tires, we're generally down around 30psi in the front and 32 psi in the rear! Seriously! It's way more comfortable and we're just as fast :-)

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