Yes the front stock tire is not so bueno, especially with 20 p.s.i in it. If you are riding off road I would highly suggest dropping air pressure at least until you are back on the road. I go to the trails then stop and drop my air pressure to 8-9 lbs front and rear. Now that is quite low and Im riding on wet, mossy, rooty, northwest Cascades so the low pressure really helps. When I am done with the trails I pump them back up to at least 15 p.s.i. for the road ride home. Now I would not suggest such low pressure unless you know your trails and what you will be rolling over. If you got sharp rocks mixed with low pressure and high speed then you are gonna get a flat. So until you get a new tire...air down for dirt!