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Avon Cobra Chrome tyres

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  1. 1stVictory

    1stVictory Well-Known Member

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    I had these tyres, or is that tires, put on my wheels last Friday. But I have never known the suggested air pressures to be used. So I wrote to Avon for an answer. Here's what I received:

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    Those tire pressures look really low for me. I told them I'm on an 850# bike without me on it.
    I've always set my tires at 41/41. Loaded up, they recommend up to 38/44. Still seems low. Just
    for the heck of it, what do you guys think?
     
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    I run 40 front and 41 rear. No real issues or problems that I've seen and work as advertised.
     
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    Have a Cobra on the front of my CCT and run 40-41. It is not the
    new Chrome model, though.
     
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    40 and 40
     
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  5. 1stVictory

    1stVictory Well-Known Member

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    Chrome replaces the original without that name. 5% and 10% better mileage but I don’t remember exactly where. It’s on the Avon tyre website. Really nice tires. Metzler 888’s are history for me.
     
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    I'm running 38 / 40 on my XC & VV (Chromes)
    36 / 38 on the Vegas (Cobras). My rear tires run about +10-15° higher than the fronts.

    Tread is smooth and evenly worn.
     
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    It’s good to get these replies. Thx
     
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    I've never thought of running over 40 on a bike tire. I know higher psi gives you longer tire life but not necessarily better grip or cushion from the tire on bumps. I've always run my bikes 40/40 but thinking I might try 38 up front to see if it absorbs crappy road better.
     
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    38-42 seems to be perfect for my Vision.
     
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    Here is a nice video for those wanting to adventure into a more scientific approach to selecting a pressure that works for you, your bike, your riding style, and your environment.
     
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    36/38 on my Jackpot with the Chromes. Rides good and handles great
     
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    36/38 at least to me seems so low and soft. Though the ride for you will be softer along with them.
     
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    Have ACC tires on both bikes and like them. On the vision TPMS is set to alert if under 40 rear and 39 front. Those numbers came from the shop that mounted and balanced them. Now with seeing that response from Avon I am wondering where my shop got those numbers. I caged it today but now I would like to see what it says on the tire.
     
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    A Jackpot doesn't ride like a Cross Country Tour. Riding a Jackpot with rock hard tires doesn't do your back and kidneys any favors. With the low profile 250mm wide rear tire and skinny front tire 36/38 rides about perfect
     
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    Years ago on my first set of Cobras, a shop tech said I could have them set at 50#! He must have been sniffing too much gasoline during his coffee breaks. Anyway, I think I’ll set both at 40# and be done with it. But the video attached a few messages back is really interesting. Tire info on an older bike refers to the tires made way back when. Not made anymore and are made way better now. Still a crap shoot regarding best pressures to be set at.
     

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