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Promised some months ago that I would let everyone know how my winter experiment of running nitrogen in the tires went. So for all you guys who said I had wasted my money . . . go ahead and say it: "I told you so!"

Since I ride less frequently in the lousy winter weather, I get tired of having to air up the tires seemingly every time I get the chance to ride. After listening to the hype that nitrogen seeps out of the tires more slowly, I thought I'd give it a try.

The results were disappointing, to say the least. In the 2-1/2 months that I ran N2 in the tires, I had to add air at least as frequently as when I filled from my little cigarette-lighter air compressor. What's worse, it was more inconvenient, because I had to ride to the local garage to get the tires topped with N2, rather than simply doing it in the comfort of my own space.

So, for all you guys considering it, my opinion is that it was a waste of money. I'm now officially $10 poorer for trying it out.
 

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My dad always runs N2 is his car tires and has for years. Me, air is free and I check 'em every week anyways :) Thanks for the test anyway.
 

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I got the same result ...

Now I put 70% N2 in my tires from my compressor that is in my garage.

Buying a compressor is much more useful! :thumbsup:
 

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I got the same result ...

Now I put 70% N2 in my tires from my compressor that is in my garage.

Buying a compressor is much more useful! :thumbsup:
WOW! You've got 70% N2 in your garage?!? That must have cost a bundle for a setup like that...............






I have the same setup in my house. And my car. And my yard. And........
 

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:thumbsup:

It is so damm hard getting that percentage just right! ;D
 

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I got the same result ...

Now I put 70% N2 in my tires from my compressor that is in my garage.
WOW. Next you'll be telling us that carbon is the most common element in the universe ;D I wanted to try Hydrogen but had fears of another Hiddenburg disaster.
 

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So, for all you guys considering it, my opinion is that it was a waste of money. I'm now officially $10 poorer for trying it out.
I could have told you that without ever trying it. ;D
 

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My work truck's tires would lose a lot of air pressure when it got cold, activation the TPMS light. Had them filled with Nitrogen halfway through the winter and never had another issue...

Wouldn't put it in the bike though.
 

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Air is 78% nitrogen already. I had a friend install it in my car tires 2 years ago and it quit loosing air in tires so I guess the 22% difference did help in that department otherwise there was no difference in gas mileage or ride quality.
 

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On another note, I started tracking how often I had to add air to the tires of all my vehicles. Long story short, I had to add air when the weather got cold, let a bit out when it got warm. I had one tire that was loosing air, small nail. Another one that lost air over a period of weeks, changed the valve core, problem gone.

Bike, consistently loses about 1 PSI per week because of the thinner walls, I would expect.
 
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