Where do you have your tire pressure displayed on your head unit?
I have it on a secondary page. It’s not front-and-center because it does not change drastically during a ride. It will change and drift, which is fun to learn and see what causes that draft. Overall, I keep on the back page to check in if I have a bad wheel impact or if something doesn’t feel quite right. It’s nice have it handy as peace of mind; your pressures are where they’re supposed to be, and everything is stable.
Do you regularly use the ranges on your TyreWiz so it’s green when you’re in the correct range of tire pressure?
Absolutely, that is one of the most important and helpful features on TyreWiz. The LED status flash on the unit, on the wheel, so you actually don’t need to look at your pump gauge. You just inflate until your TyreWhiz flashes green.
What is your PSI range?
The pressure I run is pretty low. I keep it within a 5-psi band, high to low. So if I am running, nominally, 35 psi, that would be about 37 on the high side and 32½ or 33 on the low side. If I’m within that 5-psi band, that’s going to capture any natural variation in pressure due to temperature. That’s the main thing that is going to change your tire pressure. It tells me if I am outside of the 5-psi range on a ride that something is going wrong and I should think about stopping and checking it out.
You mentioned tire-pressure drift? What have you learned about that, how much can you expect pressure to change during a ride?
For road riding, 3 psi is possible if you’re going from an air-conditioned room where you’re pumping up your tires to outside on hot asphalt. You’ll see things start to heat up, and pressure starts to drift upwards.