The correct tyre pressure for your bicycle tyres

correct tyre pressure for bicycle carbon wheels

Tyre pressure is related to the comfort and safety of your riding, so it’s important to choose the correct tyre pressure. In this article, we look at how to choose the best tyre pressure for your riding style and conditions.

 

The best tyre pressure for your bike depends on many factors: the kind of bike, the kind of tyres, rider weight, road conditions and weather conditions.

Most Aowea road bicycle carbon rims (clincher rim – inner width 18mm, outer width 25mm; tubular rim – 25mm width) fit ≥ 25c tyres.

 

Suggested tyre pressure:

Kind of bikeKind of tyreRider weightFront wheelRear wheelAdjust for weight
Road bikeInner tube tyre (25C)≤70Kg90psi / 6.2bar93psi / 6.4bar  Add 2psi for every 5Kg over 70Kg
Subtract 2psi for every 5Kg under 70Kg
Tubeless tyre (25C)80psi / 5.5bar83psi / 5.7bar
Mountain bikeInner tube tyre≤70Kg36psi / 2.5bar38psi / 2.6bar  Add 1psi for every 5Kg over 70Kg
Tubeless tyre26psi/ 1.8bar28psi / 1.9bar
Cyclocross/Gravel bikeInner tube tyre (35C)≤70Kg48psi / 3.3bar50psi / 3.5bar  Add 1psi for every 5Kg over 70Kg
Tubeless tyre (35C)36psi / 2.5bar38psi / 2.6bar

Schwalbe’s recommended tyre pressure:

Rider weight
Tyre width60kg / 132lb85kg / 187lb110kg / 242lb
23C100psi / 7.0bar115psi / 8.0bar130psi / 9.0bar
25C87psi / 6.0bar100psi / 7.0bar115psi / 8.0bar
28C80psi / 5.5bar94psi / 6.5bar108psi / 7.5bar
32C65psi / 4.5bar80psi / 5.5bar94psi / 6.5bar
37C50psi / 4.0bar72psi / 5.0bar87psi / 6.0bar

Set the correct tyre presure in your bike tyres is crucial, then you can achieve the best grip level and rolling resistance level.