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Anonymous asked in SportsCycling · 1 month ago

What is the proper tire PSI for e-bike?

Just bought ebike with 26" tires, how much should I inflate? Rider weight is 225 and used mainly on paved road and dirt.

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  • 1 month ago

    Michelin has posted in the past that tires should be inflated for 10% deflection when you sit on the bike. IOW, a 2" tire flattens to 1.8".

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  • 1 month ago

    Nobody but nobody can give you a definitive answer right down to the precise psi in the front & rear tires.  It's all personal choice on what feels best to you.  Try reading this.  https://www.levelninesports.com/learn-center/gear-... 

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  • pmt853
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Look at your tyres, the PSI (or bar) will be on the sidewall of each tyre.

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  • 1 month ago

    Please open your EYES.  The maximum inflation rating is stamped on the sidewall of every tire by law.  Doesn't matter what type of tire or for what type of vehicle - it's there - maybe in small print, but it's there.  Quite possibly, there's also a minimum inflation rating on the tire too.  Never go over the maximum or under the minimum.  

    At 225 lbs., I'd start close to or at the max for the rear tire & about 5 to 10 psi lower on the front tire.  If you feel the ride is too rough, drop about 5 psi out of each tire & try again.  It's an trial & error method.  Only you can tell what feels right.  See link... https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/product-news/wh...     

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  • Dze
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    inflate it to what it says on the tire ....

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