I just put a new WTB Stout tire on my 29. I’m running 35psi in the tire. It’s rated for 35-65psi.
Since I put the tire on I notice the uni wants to fall to the right. I’ve never had this problem before… Any ideas??
Also, since I’ve started riding riding trails all the time I have a question about seat height. Normally I keep the seat high where my leg is almost fully extended when the crank is down. Do Muni riders usually drop the seat a bit? I’m thinking the added clearance will come in handy when standing and going over drops. Thoughts??
Knobby tires on pavement usually ride quite a bit worse than street tires. They’re more comfortable on the dirt. Playing with the tire pressure can make a big difference though. Also make sure the tire is seated evenly all around.
Yes, lower your seat for rough terrain. I ride with the seat at least 1.5" lower on dirt.
Question for you. Could you measure the diameter of your WTB Stout? I’m trying to find measurements for 29" tires that are at or near 750mm and I hear this one is larger. How large? Thanks.
Check to see if the bead of the tire is even all the way around. It’s where the tire grabs the rim( you may already know that). Sometimes the bead of the tire gets stuck on the rubber rim strip. If so deflate the tire and try again. You can put a little baby powder to make things a little easier.
You might have more air than you need, too. I run with just enough to keep from hitting rim on the drops on the trail, which I’m pretty sure is in the 24-28 psi range. And I weigh about 5 pounds more than you.