RoadBikeReview.com's Forum Archives - General


Archive Home >> General(1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 )


Mavic Kysirum & PSI ?(6 posts)

Mavic Kysirum & PSI ?LeadvilleBlues
Aug 4, 2003 1:12 PM
Whats the max tire psi to be used on this wheel ?
It depends on the tire/tubeAFred
Aug 4, 2003 1:40 PM
I tend to run Michelins, Vittorias and Vredesteins at about 90-95 psi because these wheels tend to be more stiff and less compliant that Open Pros or other basic training wheels.
I'm using Conti GP 3000 at 105-110psi...bent_spoke
Aug 4, 2003 4:12 PM
I've heard that you can run them at a higher psi, but there hard enough for me & I doubt that my compressor go much further.
re: Mavic Kysirum & PSI ?Rob11966
Aug 4, 2003 4:23 PM
Depends on tyre size. I run 110-120 on a Veloflex Pave 22C (best tyre I have ever ridden). If memory serves me correctly, Mavic has a table of tyre size/pressure for the SL's on their website. It's listed under FAQ or tech I think.
IIRC 140 psi is MAVIC's recommended maxKerry Irons
Aug 4, 2003 4:32 PM
Though people exceed this all the time. There's a built in but indeterminant safety factor to any "upper limit" number like this.
Funny you askhumbert
Aug 4, 2003 4:44 PM
I just inflated my Conti GP 3000s on 2000 Kysriums to 115 before a wet ride here in NJ. I thought about the pressure in light of the conditions and decided to go with the usual rather that a lower pressure for wet roads - mistake. On a right turn my rear wheel slid out. I managed to keep it upright but thoughts of Beloki and slamming into the ground when I corrected swam through my mind. In wet conditions keep the pressure on these wheels to under 100 or so. The last 30 minutes of the ride was in a downpour, including a 2 mile twisting descent. I was happy to get home.