I've bought and installed a set of Bontrager SS Revolts a month ago, and they completely kick ass. They have absolutely no grip, and their mud shedding ability is next to none - which has raised my riding skills, IMHO, to a whole new level.
I actually bought them without knowing a thing about tires (only that they were on sale), so it was mostly prayer to the bike gods that they'd fit. Hence the first question: can anyone tell me what all those numbers mean on the Price Point site, i.e. what's "2.1", "46mm casing diameter", "50mm max. tread width", "127 treads/in. casing"?
Also, now that I'm addicted to such tires, I was looking at something similar (is it?): the Ritchey Speedmax. Are they basically SS Revolts with hair? Also, in the aforementioned link, what do those numbers beside "Dimensions" stand for (does 26 in. = wheel diameter? What's 2.0 mean?)? Does weight really matter that much?
Lastly, I've always measured my tire pressure by squeezing them, but lately, I've read in many places warning how bad things can happen if I don't inflate them correctly, and how squeezing them is not a good way to measure the pressure. What's up with that? Is it just a marketing scheme to sell more fancy pumps made of some expensive metal with fifty gauges, or is there even a grain of truth to these dire warnings?
Alright. Thanks for reading. Please answer accordingly.