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    For those of you that would like to soup up your Trek 7200

    I changed out my old factory tires that were 700X 35 to 700x28 slicks and put 100lbs air in the slicks and I cannot believe the difference it made. I check my air pressure now every time before I ride and make sure it’s at 100lbs before I ride. I think the combination of the slicks and inflated to100lbs really makes the difference. Before I would feel of the tires and if they felt they had enough air in them I would go on my ride. Come to find out the tires sometimes would have only 45lbs in them and it was just killlllllllling me. A LESSON LEARNED “KEEP YOUR TIRES AIRED UP”

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    First !!!!

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    100lbs might be a bit much for 700x28s. How heavy are you? If you're north of 200lbs, it'd be reasonable, but any less and you're adding resistance. Try ~80psi if you're around 150-180.

    Just because the tires give a max pressure doesn't mean you have to follow it; it's simply a maximum. Now go ride your bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonic_W
    100lbs might be a bit much for 700x28s. How heavy are you? If you're north of 200lbs, it'd be reasonable, but any less and you're adding resistance. Try ~80psi if you're around 150-180.

    Just because the tires give a max pressure doesn't mean you have to follow it; it's simply a maximum. Now go ride your bike.
    Sonic my weight is 220. Thanks for the reply

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    The right (or wrong) tires pretty much make the biggest difference in the speed of any bike. They're also one of the cheaper components to buy, yet get over-looked far too often.

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