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Old 08-13-2011, 06:26 PM   #1
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How often do you guys check your tire pressure?

After letting my last front tire wear unevenly from not checking the tire pressure often enough I'd rather have my new one last as long possible. How often do you guys check your pressure?

Previously I was checking maybe once every 2-3 weeks which it seems wasn't quite enough.
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Old 08-13-2011, 06:29 PM   #2
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if you can't do it every time you ride, try to at least get it every time the temperature changes because temperature alone can change the pressure quite a bit. my.02
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Old 08-13-2011, 06:50 PM   #3
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Before every ride, period. It may be the pressures your running that is giving uneven wear.
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With experience you can feel when the front is 3-5lbs low but weekly is appropriate. Incorrect pressure not only causes the tire to wear faster and more unevenly, it also is unsafe.
The tire won't grip the way it should, the sidewall can buckle under heavy cornering loads.
Keep in mine the tires are all ya got between an enjoyable ride and a trip in a 'bambalance.
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Honestly, not frequently enough.
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Every time I ride. Just like I check the blinkers, brake lights and visual condition of the bike.

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Thanks for the input guys, I generally run about 36 front/rear which was recommended to me so I don't think the pressure level was the cause of the uneven wear. Fairly certain it was just not checking it often enough since my front tire was sometimes as low as the high 20's/low 30's when I finally got around to airing it up.

It seems the consensus is to check it at least weekly if not more often than that, I normally keep a pressure gauge in my jacket so I just need to get in a better habbit of frequently checking it.
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Honestly, not frequently enough.
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Old 08-13-2011, 07:28 PM   #10
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Not nearly enough, probably once a month.
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Every time you think of it. I agree that you should be able to feel it when its down 3-5lbs. I'm spoiled on my new bike with the pressure monitoring system.
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Every time before I ride.
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At least once a week sometimes twice. When I'm on a long ride I check it every morning. I've gotten some pretty good wear from my tires. Keep them at 33 front 36 rear.
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normally 2 times a week and before a big ride
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On long rides I check every fuel/water stop.
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I got these. I visually check them before riding. Tire pressure is supposed to be more than 32 in both front/rear tires in my bike but its a better check than nothing... This way I know at least the tire is at 32psi or above.
How often do you guys check your tire pressure?
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^^^^^^^^^^^Makes a good quick visible check. I say good deal.
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I got these. I visually check them before riding. Tire pressure is supposed to be more than 32 in both front/rear tires in my bike but its a better check than nothing... This way I know at least the tire is at 32psi or above.
How often do you guys check your tire pressure?
Interested. Where did you get these? I'd really like to read more on them.
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i check after i plug a tire thats it
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I just punch my tire with my fist to see if its hard or not. Its been a reliable way determining whether the pressure is low. Works for me lol.
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