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Location: Spokane WA
Bikes: Seven Axiom Ti, Trek 620, Masi cylocross (steel). Masi Souleville 8spd, Fat Chance Mtn (steel), Scwinn Triple Bar cruiser, Mazi Speciale Fix/single, Scwinn Typhonn
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I agree with D*Alex!!!!!, and I'm going to take the opinion a bit further. You will have a BETTER ride, cornering durability etc., if the tires you run are a bit WIDER in diameter than, ( width of ), your rim, you should be able to see the sidewalls sticking out a touch to the outside at least. Why?, a slightly wider tire will be ROUNDER. A a rounder tire keeps it's geometry as the bike leans into the turn and is therefore more predictable than a small ovalized tire that will make the bike feel as though it's "diving". The wider tire will absorb more road shock giving less damage to you and the bike. Many experts including those at a very respected tire company think that the slightly larger tire ROLLS BETTER. I know from years of experence and expert opinion the larger tire corners FAR better.
The downside?, The larger tire accelerates a bit slower because of the larger mass.
Ride Fat Ride Happy
Last edited by pat5319; 01-15-02 at 02:57 AM.