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Originally Posted by Digger Goreman View Post
We were writing at same time....

Encouraging thoughts, as I hope to stay 30lbs/less on equipment. More room for more veggies, if necessary

How about tires and air? Since I commute mostly, I dropped from 26 x 1.95 to 1.75. I can fit up to 2.1's without problems. I do keep my tires at 65 lbs (max). How should width and pressure adjust with load?

(Really wish I did know about the spokes.... Just have to hope good wires went on a good hub & rim).
For off-roading, I use a 2.1 knobbed tire at 45 psi rear/50 to 55 front. For road touring, I use a 32 to 35mm tire at around 90 psi. the pressure I inflate to is based on whether I need the suspension (off-road) or speed (road). The other consideration is weight. 1.75 is probably wide enough for any conceivable road application. Any wider is just heavier.
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