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What is the recommended tyre pressure for my Brompton?

 

Tyre pressure is important for both comfort and safety. Please note the following tips for ensuring a safe and comfortable ride.

It is important to keep your tyres well-inflated; soft tyres increase pedalling effort, wears tyres down quickly and has an adverse effect on handling. Keeping your tyres well-inflated is highly recommended.

The most appropriate pressure depends on your weight and preference. It’s also worth remembering that a very hard tyre isn’t always faster. A hard tyre might be faster in the velodrome, on a rough road a lower pressure will deflect more easily over uneven and rough road surfaces and therefore roll faster and make the ride more comfortable. Generally, a slightly lower pressure in the front wheel and slightly higher in the rear is recommended, this accounts for the different weight distributions between the two tyres.

Brompton bikes are fitted with Schrader valves, allowing various methods of inflation. To inflate your tyres to the recommended pressure, we recommend using a handpump, or an air-line found at petrol/gas service stations. In addition, depending on your bike model, a pump is sometimes installed on the rear frame of the bike.

The table below shows recommended tyre pressures for tyres supplied on Brompton bicycles:

 

   Marathon Racer

 Schwalbe Marathon

   Schwalbe Kojak

    Schwalbe One

 

Min (psi)

Max (psi)

Min (psi)

Max (psi)

Min (psi)

Max (psi)

Min (psi)

Max (psi)

Front

65

110

65

110

70

115

65

100

Rear

65

110

65

110

70

115

65

100

Recommended tyre pressures are the same for both the electric model and standard Brompton.

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