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Old 09-06-2009, 01:24 PM
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Default Re: Smooth treadless tyre to maximise roller contact

Tread not only gives the tire "bite" to grip the surface of the road (think cornering), it also gives exit paths for water to escape out of the tire's contact patch to the road.
A slick tire will get virtually no traction in wet weather, especially when cornering.
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