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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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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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sonic_W said:
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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