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Old 12-12-2013, 04:51 PM
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Shawks tire pressure

My Frame says 250 kpa front and 290 kpa rear (granted its from Canada so it's a firestorm) but the conversion is 42 rear and 36 front. Should I always run lower in the front? In the canyons I usually run about 32 rear and 34 front. Commuting i run like 40r 40 f. That's a big difference from the frames recomendations. Am I way off par here?
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Old 12-12-2013, 06:01 PM
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It all comes down to your tire, I run 34F(PP3) and 36R(PR3) on my hawk. See here (https://www.superhawkforum.com/forum...ve-moss-30348/) Good advise, and a nice heated read
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Originally Posted by KCCO View Post
It all comes down to your tire, I run 34F(PP3) and 36R(PR3) on my hawk. See here (https://www.superhawkforum.com/forum...ve-moss-30348/) Good advise, and a nice heated read
That is correct, plus it is also depending on your general weight and if you carry a passenger or not and the style of riding.
As a general rule, if you no nothing about your tires or other details, I would stick to 32 - 34psi front and 36 - 38psi rear, till you figure out your best combination.
I would not have the rear tire with less pressure than the front.
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Old 12-13-2013, 05:36 PM
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Whats the reason for a lower front pressure? I only weigh a buck fifty, I run Q3's, although that my change. I was hopin that the Q3 would wear slower than the Q2's but they seem to wear faster. I can't afford to slap on brand new rubber every 2-3 months. I commute on my bike plus "spirited" canyon riding on the weekends. Im gathering opinions on a tire that will outlast the qualifiers but not sacrifice grip for the canyons. Plus I change my tire pressure from higher when commuting to lower when canyon riding.
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I would go with the PP3, they are sticky as hell and from what I have heard last much longer than Q3. I too weigh 150, if that helps at all.
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Originally Posted by jscobey View Post
My Frame says 250 kpa front and 290 kpa rear (granted its from Canada so it's a firestorm)
I have an '05 now, and it's a SuperHawk. Not 100% sure of this, but in NA, both were available either north or south of the border.
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Whats the reason for a lower front pressure?
More grip in the rocks at low speed.
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