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Old 07-05-18, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Schwinnsta View Post
Suppleness of the tires are even more important element than the width, that said, I agree with the above.
​​​​​​Hmmm...maybe...the thing here is that we're getting into subjectivities, whereas width is a direct component of volume which in turn governs pressure. Confirmation bias must be taken into account with 'supple' tires, given that they tend to be costly, and enjoy a high prestige/connoisseur factor. Plus suppleness can come at the cost of sidewall toughness. I would not discount 'suppleness', but I would mot be so categorical either. I would categorize 'suppleness' as a second-order (in the mathematical sense) factor. My scientific gut is that suppleness is a factor in high pressure regimes, but decreases in importance in lower pressures.

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