Tire Pressure Calculator

The right pressure to go fast and avoid flats

Use this calculator to determine the ideal pressure for your current tires. This pressure is high enough to avoid most pinch flats. This calculator is intended to provide consistent performance for lightweight juniors, loaded tandems, and everyone in between. Clydesdales, athenas, cyclotourists, tandem teams, bikepackers, and gravel riders should all be able to find tire pressure recommendations here.  Consider the recommendations here to be a good starting point for further experimentation. Want to know what size tires to run? Check out the Cycles Chinook Tire Optimizer

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WARNING: Do not exceed the pressure ratings printed on the tire sidewall and the rim. Consider using wider tires or tires with a higher pressure rating if you’re at the limit.