25 to 28 is a small difference but going from 55mm to 23mm is a big difference.
2014 Surly Cross Check 2581 .0 miles
2015 Scott Aspect 730. 2052.0 miles
No way. You are just imagining that- you've been co-opted by the zeitgiest!
Every time that wheel turn 'round,
Bound to cover just a little more ground!