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9/29/2017 10:39 PM

I'm 6ft 230 lbs and I've been trying to get better at bunny hops. Just recently got a new bike and I can get some decent air. My question is if I try to bunny hop something bigger then I can handle and my back tire clips the edge of the stair will it mess up my rim? Like bend it bad? I recently just did this with my last bike, but the tire psi was only 40 psi and they were bad tires.

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9/29/2017 11:12 PM

Yeah? It's hard to say for definite, but hanging up always has a risk of damaging your rim

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9/30/2017 12:00 AM

At 40 PSI, regardless of someone's weight, it's always a risk. I'd say bump it up to at least 60, it'll be good to prevent such things down the road.

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9/30/2017 4:59 AM

I was thinking of getting a 110 psi tire, maybe the primo Churchill (I think that's thwas name) but if j got those if run 80-90. How much would 20-30 more psi help?

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9/30/2017 9:56 AM

Pump up your tires, it won't bend, Phil doesn't bend em so look at his setup.

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9/30/2017 10:08 AM

iChaney wrote:

I was thinking of getting a 110 psi tire, maybe the primo Churchill (I think that's thwas name) but if j got those if run ...more

When people say 110, they are talking about both tires combined right? Not 110 in each tire

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9/30/2017 10:14 AM

iChaney wrote:

I was thinking of getting a 110 psi tire, maybe the primo Churchill (I think that's thwas name) but if j got those if run ...more

Joe Breslin wrote:

When people say 110, they are talking about both tires combined right? Not 110 in each tire

I've put 120 psi in each tire . Felt amazing .

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9/30/2017 11:01 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/30/2017 11:02 AM

I am 250lbs and 6'5", i got hung up on a curb and dented the rim, had 40psi in it. Now run 80psi back and 60psi front, not dented it since...

Dupe...

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10/2/2017 2:11 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/2/2017 2:14 PM

I am down to 234 lbs but maxed out at 273, and run 80 PSI per tire, and let them run down to 60 or so, then top off (or if I plan to go somewhere besides tinker in front of my house)

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10/3/2017 5:29 AM

iChaney wrote:

I was thinking of getting a 110 psi tire, maybe the primo Churchill (I think that's thwas name) but if j got those if run ...more

Joe Breslin wrote:

When people say 110, they are talking about both tires combined right? Not 110 in each tire

No. 110 in each tire. Do NOT do this if your tires are not made for that PSI.

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10/3/2017 9:04 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/3/2017 9:05 AM

But the real question is...Will it blend?

But yes, 110 in each.

I know only a few people that run those pressures personally. Most run around 60-85 each with a couple in the 50's.

I have run 60psi rated tires to 80psi with good luck but I wouldnt say it would work out for everybody. Condition of tire, tire construction and riding abuse all are factors. Never even tried to pump any of my tires to 110 psi...my pump sucks.

I didnt have entirely good luck though. I crashed one time just riding around my neighborhood one day. Noticed my tire was kinda low so I pumped it up and the tire ballooned out the sidewall of the tire. Made it unrideable at 80 psi, it would hit the fork and at 50-60 psi it felt weird while rolling. Replaced it with some odyssey dugans front and back. I feel like the impact of the crash had something to do with the ballooning but I dont know for sure.

Either way, Its not for everybody and I wouldnt recommend doing it unless you dont care about your tires or just for experiments sake.

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10/6/2017 5:05 AM

Yes, I think.

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10/6/2017 6:27 PM

grumpySteve wrote:

Yeah? It's hard to say for definite, but hanging up always has a risk of damaging your rim

And a pinch flat or blow out. I have not seen many people hang up alot and not bend a rim. At 230 you have a few options.

1- Get a 48 in back, it will handle more. Issue is finding a good rim in a 48

2- Learning to pop the back wheel up to avoid hanging. Takes time but you can do it. When you feel, it’s all instinct, the back end is low...you pull up again. The back wheel will pop up a bit and probably keep you from hanging as much.

3- Unless your just a natural big guy. Try to drop a few pounds. That’s going to help you hop higher and take a bit of weight/force off the rim if you hang.

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10/6/2017 7:31 PM

Get a bonedeth wheel

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10/6/2017 8:03 PM

ggallin422 wrote:

Get a bonedeth wheel

That would be a pain in the ass to bend.

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