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Old 03-29-20, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by jskash View Post
The mechanic at the LBS speculated that I had been putting too much air in my tires. I was putting 90 psi in the back and 85 in the front. He suggested lowering the psi 5 pound down to 85 i the rear and 80 in the front. The sidewall of the tire shows 75 to 100 psi.
That shouldn't of caused the rim to break like that, but it will help with comfort. The wheels were cheaper level and aren't built to last.

I run around 65-70psi and retired the wheel after it cracked at multiple nipples. My wheel came with a $1400 MSRP bike.
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