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Old 06-21-2009, 11:20 PM
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Default [B] BIG difference changing tires[B/]

Took the 2.125 cruiser tires of and just put some new tires on: some 26X1.75. It makes a big difference. A whole lot less rolling resistence, but the biggest difference- Lot's less vibration. I didn't realize that so much vibration was coming from the knobby tread.

The thinner ones really roll, and only ten dollars each I thought I'd try just one on the front and noticed so much change I went and bought another right away. Great!

Also just put a new 36 on the back- between these two things, the bike really runs better. And noticeably lighter too. I wondered if the bike would bog down in lower ranges because of the big change from 44 to 36 teeth- I haven't gone up any really big climbs yet. I was surprised the change wasn't greater in either direction- but there is some gain in cruising speed. I may try a 32 eventusally on an even lighter bike.

I highly recommend dumping the cruiser tires, and the 36 sprocket as well.
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