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post #1 of 28 Old 05-28-2016, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
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Nitrogen in tires

Anybody else put 100% Nitrogen in their tires? For my bike, I like Nitrogen way more than air in my tires.
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100% nitrogen? So you managed to use a vacuum pump and remove ALL of the air before inflating with N2?

TBH I've had N2 in car tyres before and I can't say I ever noticed a difference. Maybe I would on the bike, but the extra faff outweighs the advantage for me.

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No, I did not pull a vacuum prior to inflating with nitrogen. Got me there.

I did deflate the tires as much as possible before inflating. Dallas is at 755 feet above sea level, 64% humidity, it was 81 degrees, and final pressure in tire was 34 front and 41 rear. What percentage do you think the nitrogen would be?
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I did deflate the tires as much as possible before inflating. Dallas is at 755 feet above sea level, 64% humidity, it was 81 degrees, and final pressure in tire was 34 front and 41 rear. What percentage do you think the nitrogen would be?
ha ha, by careful calculation I have..... err..... no idea, but I bet it's somewhere between 79 and 99%

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Thanks for your hypothesis. That's a high enough percentage of nitrogen for my tires.

Seriously, I can feel the improvement with the Nitrogen in the tires. We have a supply of free Nitrogen at our shop and that's better for me.

Before I put helium in the tires... I will definitely pull a <500 micron vacuum before inflating.

Joking. Never heilum.
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Nitrogen is tires is the trick of tha debil!! Seriously, you feel a difference? Sure it's not the placebo effect? Lol
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You already start with 78% nitrogen with basic air.......
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A waste of time and money, unless the fill and top ups are free. LOL

A regular check of tyre pressure is essential regardless of air or N. Problem is just checking the pressure will result in a loss of pressure and especially in the smaller front tyre. I check pressure each week and before a good ride so a fill of N will be wasted. The facts don't stack up - google 'nitrogen in tyres tires' and read the non commercial articles.

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I have used Helium. It will only keep a tire inflated for a few hours because it leaks out. Even industrial helium cylinders are a nightmare to keep sealed. Small molecules leak very easily.

The part that might be of importance is "clean and dry". The type of "clean and dry" is really a non issue.

I dont mind the people making money from Nitrogen fills, but I've known people who swear the nitrogen fill is special...thus, you are better off running a tire with low pressure than topping off with air ?????????
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