Whether you measure it in bars or PSI, tire pressure is vital to modern cycling performance. Pumping up your tires the optimal amount can make you faster, no matter your cycling discipline: road, gravel, cyclocross, or MTB. This page is your entry point for determining, with precision, the best tire pressure to use with your Zipp wheels, depending on your riding discipline, conditions, and tire attributes.
Lowering tire pressure from traditional levels can increase system efficiency, reduce rider fatigue, and offer better handling in rough conditions. A wider rim shape and wider tire promote less rolling tire deflection, resulting in lower rolling resistance. Conversely, higher tire pressure leads to more vertical movement of the bicycle and rider. Lower tire pressure helps maintain a constant elevation of the center of gravity by cutting out road input.