Okay, a couple of weeks ago, I used the inaugural Friday Poll to learn a little bit about the members of the FRT by asking folks how many bikes they own. And what did we learn? That the FRT is a bike dealers dream with an average bike to racer ratio somewhere north of 3.4 to 1.
This week I would like to use the Friday Poll to try and settle an age-old debate and a serious point of contention between myself and Joe: just what kind of pressure should I run my tires at in a XC MTB race?
Now I know such a complex question can’t really be boiled down to a simple multiple-choice question… the right answer you are all thinking is “it depends on a number of interconnected variables, like trail conditions, temperature, whether I had a poo before the race or not, etc…” So let me put it this way: all else being equal, should you run your tires at as high a pressure as possible (you’re thinking how high can I go before I start spinning out on stuff)? Or as low a pressure as possible (how low can I go before I start pinch flatting my way out of the race)?