Go Lower, Go Faster
Our studies confirm the industry wide acceptance of lower pressures begin faster, in fact there are now thousands of pages of data on the internet confirming that higher pressures are actually slower and offer less control. When you ride your tires climb and fall over every small bump on the road, high pressure tires are actually robbing your energy by bouncing over every bump, where as a tire at a lower pressure deforms over the bumps. This not only provides a smoother ride, it’s actually faster and safer by provide more control.
Only rims are 26.65mm wide in sizes 35mm deep and higher, this allows for lower pressures not available in the old days of 18mm wide rims.
We feel that going as low as you can reasonably go without causing yourself lots of pinch flats is actually the best option. With lower pressures you also have much higher levels of grip so you have more control on descents and corners, a major benefit being less fatigue and riding faster for longer.
The maximum pressure for our wheels with standard clincher tires with inner tubes is 120psi, however, the best performance is achieved below 110psi for all riders.
Maximum pressure for using our wheels with TUBELESS tires with 2 oz of sealant (max) is 100psi, but best performance is achieved below 100psi for all riders.
Before installing tires please also check with your tire manufacturer, chances are their maximum pressure are even lower than ours.