Here’s a really good article that explains the trend towards wider rims and lower pressure.
“One of the biggest shifts in road cycling in recent years has been the move to wider tires. By spending less than $100/£70/€90 on a pair of 25mm wide or wider tires, many cyclists have been led to believe their comfort, speed and handling will immediately improve over what they experience on the 23mm wide tires that most of us have used for years.”
And later on in the article…
“No matter what width tire you are running, the key here is to find the right pressure to inflate your tire. For that I suggest you start with a table provided by your tire company and a little trial and error of your own. Tire companies vary quite a bit in what they recommend or even how specific they are willing to get…” Read more
Source: THE BEST WIDER ROAD BIKE TIRE AND WHEEL SIZES | In The Know Cycling
What is the “correct” tire pressure for your bike? The simple answer is: Whatever feels right to you. Confused? Here is how it works:
In the past, many riders inflated their tires to the maximum pressure rating. Now most cyclists now recognize that the optimum pressure often is much lower. Read more…
Source: Tire Pressure Take-Home | Off The Beaten Path
How many of these do you catch yourself doing with your friends and co-workers after a weekend of riding?
Way back in July of 2002, five members of “Team KAOS” flew out to Truckee, CA for a week in the mountains. I was digging around in old website files and found Trey’s Tour of Truckee. The memories are as fresh as the day we came home.
We spend our days pouring over the very essence of what makes ours such a special sport and how that essence fits into Cycling’s colorful fabric. This is the Velominati’s raison d’etre. This is where the Velominati can be ourselves. This is our agony – our badge of honor – our sin.