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Old 12-07-21, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by horinorbi1993 View Post
So I was at the LBS and I felt a bit ashamed as it turned out that the only problem was that I should have pumped more air in the tires..

As I originally took the bike from the shop, the tires were much softer and I thought that should be the normal. Now I know at least how firm the tire should feel at the optimal pressure…

Thanks for your insights anyways!
FWIW, I suspect there are very few people who can determine tire pressure with any sort of repeatable accuracy using only feel . . . at least at the pressures most folks run 25mm tires at. 85 psi vs 75 psi makes a noticeable difference in ride quality, but I doubt most folks could tell the difference by pinching the tire with their hands. Takeaway: use a gauge, don't go by feel.
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