Most Overlooked Performance Gain For Off Road Vehicles
Everyone came away learning something new on July 4 2015 when Stewards hosted a free Technical Single Track Seminar in Troy Campground where Off Road Moto Clinic instructors explained bike setup and riding techniques.
Riders tested their abilities on an obstacle course where instructors could provide specific tips to those who were having a hard time. In most cases tire pressures were reduced from 15-20 psi to 10 psi rear and 14 psi front. You could see the big smiles as riders rode the course flawlessly the next time around. Riders commented that lower tire pressure were like night and day preventing deflection on the front end and increasing traction on the rear.
Most people on forest trails have far too much pressure in their tires.due to concerns about pinch flats. Yet riding in the forest is much slower than desert riding allowing much lower pressures which vastly improves traction. Using a Trials Tire like the Pirelli MT43 at 10psi can make an even greater performance gain as well as not making braking bumps or whoops. Softening suspension can also improve tracking and reduce fatigue.
Two products to help run lower pressure without pinch flats are the Tube Saddle for $39.95 and Tubeliss kits $99.95 offering simple way to take advantage of the most overlooked performance gain. Pro racers are running 6psi with these without pinch flats and getting massive traction gains.
Pirelli MT43 rear Trials Tires for Ultimate Traction
TubeSaddle pinch protection devices
Tubeliss pinch protection devices