One of the cycling issues I’m kinda frustrated with – especially given the amount mathematical brain power orbiting around and within cycling – is there is no, single calculator that can give you an optimal front/rear tire pressure recommendation for asphalt based on tire width, internal rim width and weight – for both tubeless and tube-d.
For instance – why can’t I give someone the following data:
Rider: 175 lbs.
Tire size: 700x28
Internal rim width: 21mm
Given that, should I be able to a F/R tire pressure rec? Like, Rear-93psi/Front-80psi
The trial and error method is fine – and I’ve seen many wheel-specific guides to psi, but there seems to be quite a bit of variance in all of the one I read. But honestly – as noted by @Nate_Pearson and others on the podcast – harder feels faster.
Anyone else struggle with this?