True, but irrelevant. The maximum pressure permitted by most tires is much, much higher than you would usually want to run for best performance. Many road tires will handle 140 psi or even more, but nobody needs or can benefit from such pressures except in unusual circumstances (e.g., racing on a smooth board track).frank418 said:the sidewall of the tire will tell you the max air pressure
See discussions above about pinch flats.frank418 said:sorry all I weight around 210 lbs if I dont put in that much air in my tires my rims are on the ground !
I'm in the same weight class, the roads around me suck and I didn't need to pump 700x23 past 110-115.frank418 said:sorry all I weight around 210 lbs if I dont put in that much air in my tires my rims are on the ground !
Independent testing by Bicycle Quarterly and MAVIC both demonstrate that rider feelings are not a reliable predictor of much. If you are saying that your tires are sinking into the hot pavement, then higher pressure is pretty much the opposite of what you need, because that decreases the size of the contact patch and your tire will sink in even more.darkest_fugue said:the roads are very hot here, if i run lower pressures the tire actually feels like its sticking to the road, its not a feeling i like