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Mountain Bike Tire Pressure Chart & Guide


In mountain biking, your tires are where the rubber hits the road. Tire pressure has an outsized influence on your ride, affecting how much grip and stability you feel on the trail. Your ability to navigate slippery roots and steep berms without washing out may come down to how much air is in your tires. Luckily, dialing in your tire pressure just happens to be one of the cheapest and easiest ways to improve your bike's overall performance. 

There are a ton of factors that affect optimal tire pressure, ranging from terrain, to the kind of tires you run, to your own personal riding preferences. The truth is, there's no one size fits all answer. Use the chart below as a jumping off point and adjust according to your own riding style.

 


Rider Weight

Tire Pressure (PSI Front / Rear)

XC

Trail

Enduro

Downhill

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Tubeless

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Tubeless

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Tubeless

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Tubeless

140lb / 64kg

25 / 28

22 / 25

23 / 25

19 / 22

23 / 25

17 / 20

23 / 25

15 / 17

160lb / 73kg

26 / 29

23 / 26

23 / 26

20 / 23

23 / 25

17 / 20

23 / 25

15 / 17

180lb / 82kg

28 / 30

25 / 28

25 / 28

22 / 25

23 / 25

19 / 23

23 / 25

17 / 20

200lb / 91kg

30 / 33

28 / 30

28 / 30

25 / 28

25 / 28

23 / 25

23 / 25

19 / 23

220lb / 100kg

33 / 36

30 / 33

29 / 32

26 / 29

28 / 30

25 / 28

25 / 28

23 / 25

Note: This chart has been created using Schwalbe's Pressure Prof, based on intermediate riders running 2.4–2.5” tires with a 30 mm internal rim.

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