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Hello all,

As I mentioned elsewhere I am a beginner to the adv world in general and riding offroad in particular. I fitted a pair of Bridgestone AX41s on my ATAS and took them on my first ventures offroad. They are absolutely great on the highway and the backroads that lead to my favourite offroad spots. However, once offroad I can't say I feel particularly confident with them. I had the bike "dancing" underneath me on a few occasions on pretty mellow stuff at very low throttle. I think its probably down to the pressures I'm running (too high). What pressure are you guys running on your knobby tires?
 

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I run Karoo 3s. I tend to run my tires at 25-26 psi. I find it works well onroad and offroad. Sure it means a bit more wear onroad, but it also has better grip....
 

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I run Karoo 3s. I tend to run my tires at 25-26 psi. I find it works well onroad and offroad. Sure it means a bit more wear onroad, but it also has better grip....
That's at the front tire, I'm guessing. Or do you run the same pressure front and rear?
 

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Well, I was running 28/34 PSI on the front and rear respectively. I decided to keep the front at 28 but run the rear a little lower at 32. I will see how the bike behaves in the next few rides.
 

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30psi in the back at the most on the dirt otherwise they just spin up, if you you have a compressor drop them down to 25 front & rear, you will notice a big improvement in grip & comfort & tyre wear will be better, I generally run 30 front & back with all my tyres
 

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For what it is worth, I have gained a lot of valuable information from the 90-odd videos that Bret Tkacs has made, and actually spent several days with him in off-road training. He addresses this in many videos, but this particular one you don't need to wait several minutes to find it, he talks about tire pressure right up front as the #1 mistake that riders make. https://youtu.be/1PJ9NpzezwM
 
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On the stock tires for my 2018 AT on road front/rear 29/36 off-road 23/25. At the end of Oct2019 I put on TKC80's and have been running them 29/36 on&off road without issue.
 

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For what it is worth, I have gained a lot of valuable information from the 90-odd videos that Bret Tkacs has made, and actually spent several days with him in off-road training. He addresses this in many videos, but this particular one you don't need to wait several minutes to find it, he talks about tire pressure right up front as the #1 mistake that riders make.
I saw that also and tried it out my last time out on the gravel. Starting out the bike at full pressure it does feel a bit skittish but you soon get used to that and don't notice it after a short while. I guess it depends on your confidence and area you might be riding but unless I'm getting into some sandy areas, I think I'll keep it at full pressure.
 
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