Question: What happens if you put too much air in a bike tire?

Overinflating your tires can make them more vulnerable to damage. Excessive air pressure can also distort the shape of the tire, leading to decreased traction and increased wear and tear down the center of the tire. Depending on the circumstances, repeatedly overinflated tires could wear out more quickly.

What happens if you over inflate a bicycle tire?

The higher pressure makes the bike feel fast but may actually be slowing you down! If the tire is too hard it will have a tendency to vibrate and bounce which increases rolling resistance and makes for an uncomfortable ride.

Is 80 psi too high for bicycle tires?

Proper tire pressure lets your bike roll quickly, ride smoothly, and avoid flats. Narrow tires need more air pressure than wide ones: Road tires typically require 80 to 130 psi (pounds per square inch); mountain tires, 25 to 35 psi; and hybrid tires, 40 to 70 psi.

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