Tire temperature and pressure
Have you ever checked your tire pressure during a ride? How much did the pressures go up?
Yesterday I checked the tires at room temperature and they were dead on at 33 psi front, 36 psi rear. Then after about 20 miles of paved mountain roads (with sand, gravel and the occasional boulder on the curves just for fun) the front was up to 33.5 psi while the rear was up to 41 psi. The rear rim felt quite warm to the touch, whereas the front felt normal.
These are new Pirelli Scorpion Trail II tires. So far I like them far better than the OEM rubber. They got me up a trail the Dunlops failed at badly last autumn. And they feel more stable on the highway and around town. They don't want to keep leaning in further and further, they just go where they are told to.
Anyhow, just wondering if the temp and pressure increases are normal, as I've never checked pressures during a ride before.
Last edited by Fly-Sig; 06-07-2016 at 05:09 PM.