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Old 03-29-2012, 07:44 PM
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Default Re: How Fast are You going? - I wana know

Originally Posted by mapbike View Post
Please correct me if I'm wrong here but I always thought that using a wider tire would increase rolling resistance + more wind resistance and possibly lower speed a bit rather than increase it........shrug????

Please explain where I'm wrong in this thinking if I am.

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Yeah, wider tires definitely increase resistance. He probably means he expects more speed due to the increased overall diameter.

Personally, I doubt the speed gain will be anything but minimal going to a wider tire. The increase in overall diameter would be offset by the increased resistance.
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