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Originally Posted by Bill Kapaun View Post
Tire volume & pressure contribute to your overall suspension.
I would suspect a shorter travel would be stiffer, so the tire would need a bit more pressure/volume to avoid pinch flats when you "hit the stops".
That's my guess from a non suspension, flat, smooth pavement rider.
Yet the big travel bikes often have bigger tire profiles too. as FB says it's about riding style. Big travel bikes are thought of as being more DH and big air bikes so their tires need to be more burley too. If I remember right suspension travel doesn't reduce the forces acting on the tires, just extends the time duration of the force. I also suspect the consequence of a tire blow out on a big rig at speed or at "altitude" is worse then a cross country rig. Andy
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