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    20" slicks for Burley HoneyBee

    I pull my Burley HoneyBee with a road bike. While I can sustain a good 16 mph on flat roads, I feel like I could do better if the Burley were rolling on "road slicks". Somthing along these lines:

    http://www.everybicycletire.com/Shop...6-folding.aspx

    I'm wondering if anyone has replaced the stock tires on their Burley with a faster tire. Please share your experiences if you have. My biggest concern is running a higher pressure and reducing my child's comfort due to a harder ride...

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    I have replaced stock tires on our trailer with hi pressure tires (not a Burley though). It does roll smoother but it is not a huge boost. If I know we have a long ride, I just set them to 105-120, if just cruising around I'll set them about 80. I think it is a little different for them but like the speed boost, not by alot.

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    higher pressure slick tires will reduce comfort/increase bump for your passengers in comparison to fat low-pressure tires---fact. for just hauling non-passenger cargo, slicks will give you a little boost. but in both cases, you will go noticeably faster if ride more (i.e., better legs/lungs/etc.).

    don't change gear. improve the engine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pwdeegan View Post
    higher pressure slick tires will reduce comfort/increase bump for your passengers in comparison to fat low-pressure tires---fact. for just hauling non-passenger cargo, slicks will give you a little boost. but in both cases, you will go noticeably faster if ride more (i.e., better legs/lungs/etc.).

    don't change gear. improve the engine.
    Yeah, I figured so. BTW, the engine is fine (i'm a 4 day/week bikemuter, and do all daycare pickups with the burley). I've been known to do hill repeats with my kid in tow. Once she's asleep, I usually bust out a 30 mile loop before she wakes up.

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