Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
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slick tires actually are contacting the pavement more than a tread pattern will .
and the contact patch is so small there wont be hydroplaning issues ..
like big wide car tires. ... and knobby tire tread block squirm is part of the loss of rolling resistance..
Big Apple HS430 20x2.0 compared to the Racers HS429 20x1.5? there the width is 1/2 difference , so a bit smaller is also a bit lighter ..
but some welcome the bit more cushioning of the larger air volume.
Last edited by fietsbob; 05-20-14 at 02:19 PM.