I think which rim also makes a difference. I’m using the Airfoil and it was much harder to mount the tire than the stock rim. I run 38 to 40 pounds tubeless. Note: tubeless is harder on the tire bead than using a tube.
I have been slowly pushing my pressure up. I am currently riding at 45 pounds. It rolls much better than 32 pounds. I kept it at 32 for a long time, partially because that was what the tire said, and partially because I liked the stability that the softer tire gives. The problem is going uphill. You really grag up the hills with low tire pressure. I’m sure there are others riding with even more air than me though.
Getting rid of a 524 gram tube for a rim strip and fluid that weights about 200 grams is a performance increase. Not to mention flat protection and manuvers like a smaller wheel. I just slipped below the 200 lbs mark, any more than 40 pounds, it feels too hard.
Actually, I would say skillfully. I still can’t hop. I guess it would help if I practiced, but after really putting time into it I hurt my ankles. Haven’t motivated myself to do it since. But, I can consistently roll mount my Coker.
Rode 20.4 miles of country roads yesterday. Coker psi @ newly reccommended 45.
A little squirrel-ly at first, but once I settled in the decreased tire/road friction was obvious. However, bumps in road more sharply noticed. I wouldn’t want to go far without an air seat to absorb those.
I will definately leave the pressure at least this high for road riding. I might experiment with a little more. But I will only go back to 32 psi for XC or MUni (if it every comes up).