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Old 11-01-2012, 08:08 AM   #28
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Originally Posted by henryroten View Post
I was thinking that with this hot summer and all the reports about tire failures I would try replacing the air in my tires with Nitrogen gas. I know that race car drivers everywhere use it as it doesn't expand with heat, keeping the tire pressure from over heating and inflating the tires to dangerous levels (Nitrogen gas is also used in shocks for the same reasons).
Nitrogen expands when hot (like any other gas ever) but it does it predictably. Which allows you to repeatedly hit the hot pressures you're looking for.

The other benefit is that pressure should stay equal in elevation changes which are plentiful in the area where I do most of my riding (northern Utah).
Um yeah, no.
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