[quote="TomT"]I ran 40 on the Ecopias and initially on the MXV4s bur changed to 44 since it did not dramatically affect the ride, and handling and braking did not fall apart at that pressure like it did with the Ecopias.
So, I was up at the tire shop before you posted and went with 40 psi. i will test it out and would like to go to 44, based on your report.
these are much more substantial tires and grippy.
the tire mgr says he doesnt know why they would have more rolling resistance then the ecopias, but noted that all manufacturers are different.
aside from the weight difference, i think the ecopias are not as well constructed -- one of mine had gouges and a bubble in the sidewall.
afterwards, I did a short trip and I was up to getting 5.5 miles per bar at 60, which was a gain.
I need, or want, to get miles per bar for my commute, so i can safely get there and back on days when i am shut out of plugging in.
With the ecopias, I was getting to work consistently -- 25 miles -- using four bars and the psi at 36. There is some slower than freeway driving, streets and, of course, during the commute the freeway rarely goes 60 for very long.
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