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What happens to tire pressure during a race?

Lots of things happen during a 206 mile adventure like The Dirty Kanza that make it a must for anybody interested in two wheels. The preparation and execution require the perfect combination of emotional, physical and mechanical fortitude and the different approaches to this challenge are part of what makes the event so special.  Continue reading What happens to tire pressure during a race?

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Tire Pressure Explained

Finding the right tire pressure involves a large number of related variables such as tire size, rim width, bike and rider weight and of course ride style and conditions.  

Perhaps the most important variable to consider is bike and rider weight.  Ultimately the tire is a spring with air pressure determining how soft (or hard) that spring is.  The more weight the spring is supporting the more air pressure will be needed to keep the spring from being in a constant state of compression and unable to absorb obstacles. 
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