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PSI for Axial Pros in the rain???(7 posts)

PSI for Axial Pros in the rain???Hans
Jun 1, 2001 8:07 AM
There is a chance of rain for the crit race this weekend. What PSI should I run my axial pros at? Dry I run them at 120psi.

Thanks in advance for any advice.
aren't they rated at 110 psi max !?!?climbo
Jun 1, 2001 9:30 AM
I just read somewhere that a lot of the pros who use them run about 95psi in the rain and 100-110 psi in the dry. If I remember the source I'll post it here.
aren't they rated at 110 psi max !?!?Hans
Jun 1, 2001 1:20 PM
I just saw a rating of 117psi for the new axial pro somewhere. 110 is too soft for my liking. For the rain I'll take the highside advice and go with 100psi.

Thanks for the advice.
re: PSI for Axial Pros/hsssssssssss!!TC
Jun 1, 2001 12:35 PM
Recommended is 110psi and I usually take mine down to around to 95-100 for a 23 tire.

TC
Run them at 120 all the time - no problems (nm)Biking Viking
Jun 1, 2001 4:55 PM
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re: PSI for Axial Pros in the rain???xBMXRoadie
Jun 2, 2001 6:12 AM
Michelin says "European teams using the Axial Pro family of tires ride at 95 to 100 PSI, with the top women using pressures as low as 90 PSI. Naturally, heavier riders will need closer to the recommended maximum of 110 PSI, or 102 PSI in the case of the 25C. Inflating an Axial Pro beyond that can compromise grip and rolling effciency."

This was in latest Velonews Letters. Response to their less than stellar review in a previous issue.
re: PSI for Axial Pros in the rain???Francesco Casagrande
Jun 10, 2001 4:04 PM
I wish they had told my mechanic that little gem before I broke my wrist using Michelin tires in the rain.