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2014-04-21 7:37 AM
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2014-04-21 9:27 AM
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Quick question...Is it a good idea to decrease the PSI in the tires? I did IMTX last year and did not do that. I'm thinking that the heat will expand the tire to normal psi...is that why?


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I deflated my tires over night and inflated them in the morning before the swim. When I hopped on my bike right out of transition my back tire had blown. Luckily I was right next to transition and the mechanics on site had my tube changed in roughly 2 minutes. It would have take me a lot longer to get it done.
2014-04-21 1:41 PM
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Originally posted by swinget

Quick question...Is it a good idea to decrease the PSI in the tires? I did IMTX last year and did not do that. I'm thinking that the heat will expand the tire to normal psi...is that why?


Scott


I deflated my tires over night and inflated them in the morning before the swim. When I hopped on my bike right out of transition my back tire had blown. Luckily I was right next to transition and the mechanics on site had my tube changed in roughly 2 minutes. It would have take me a lot longer to get it done.


I'd let some air out overnight, but inflate to full 120 PSI the morning of.
2014-04-22 7:30 AM
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No worries of road temperature over inflating tires? I was always under the assumption that on hot days to leave the tires a little under inflated to allow for expansion from heat and friction from the hot road surface.
2014-04-22 2:43 PM
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No worries of road temperature over inflating tires? I was always under the assumption that on hot days to leave the tires a little under inflated to allow for expansion from heat and friction from the hot road surface.


I just pump to 120 and race. i've done a few hot races (IMKY for one) and they hold up fine. that's just me, though. i'd do whatever you're comfortable with.
2014-04-22 3:08 PM
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OK. Thanks.
Yeah, I also did IMKY in 2012 and 2010, and left them at 110. Maybe I could have gotten away with a little higher, but I will probably do the same thing in Texas.
I ride clinchers, is there any difference in susceptibility between clinchers and tubulars?


2014-04-23 4:54 PM
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Never heard about this issue... I ride in Miami weather all year round and I pump my tubes at 115-120 psi. I ride clinchers. Should I be concerned about this in TX?
2014-04-23 5:54 PM
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Sounds like not. From what I've read on this forum and others, all seem to agree that there is no way a tire will blow due to high temperatures. I'm going to roll with 120 next month.
2014-04-23 6:17 PM
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Sounds like not. From what I've read on this forum and others, all seem to agree that there is no way a tire will blow due to high temperatures. I'm going to roll with 120 next month.


I wouldn't worry about the PSI, guys, BUT do what you're comfy with. I normally pump to 120 and will do so the morning of, too.

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