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Old 2015-08-21, 02:16 AM   #1
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best tire pressure for learning?

I just finished having my unicycle's punctured tube replaced at the bike shop. They asked how much air I wanted in the tire and I told them 55 PSI. (Tire is rated for 45 - 60 PSI.) When I got home and started practicing again, I immediately noticed the difference. Rolling resistance had been drastically reduced. Although I had an easier time moving while I was balanced, it was also much easier to lose my balance. Unicycle was much more responsive to my every movement.

I had it at about 45 PSI before I had the flat because that was as much air as I could put it with my weak little pump. I got used to that pressure and was occasionally able to ride ~300 feet that way when I was really doing well. Now I'm back to UPD-ing every 10-20 feet. What would you recommend I do--let out some air and go back to what I was doing before, or persist at the current pressure? I'm definitely going to want to ride at a higher pressure once I'm cruising around town so I don't burn up so much energy, so I'm thinking I should probably just suck it up and keep riding at 55 PSI, but I'm open to all suggestions.
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