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    What a differance

    20 #'s makes. Being basically a roadie that rides cross for a change up during the winter I've always run my tire pressure around 50#'s. Handling has never been that great in the loose stuff and I had to be very careful riding up grades approaching 20%.
    I run tubulars and over the last three weeks or so I haven't pumped up the tires.
    Both handling in the loose stuff and going up hill have improved 100%.

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    It's also important to use a dedicated presta pressure gauge with a bleed that is accurate in the 20-40 psi range. Most pumps I've used with a pressure gauge made for road bikes just don't have good accuracy in the 20-25 psi range.

    A few psi difference on a road bike is unlikely to have a tremendous effect on your chance at a podium. But, in CX, one bad line in an off-camber turn that forces you to dismount and you're done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zender View Post
    It's also important to use a dedicated presta pressure gauge with a bleed that is accurate in the 20-40 psi range. Most pumps I've used with a pressure gauge made for road bikes just don't have good accuracy in the 20-25 psi range.

    A few psi difference on a road bike is unlikely to have a tremendous effect on your chance at a podium. But, in CX, one bad line in an off-camber turn that forces you to dismount and you're done.
    second the dedicated gauge with bleed.

    over fill then bleed to desired psi
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