Thread: 25s vs. 23s
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Old 02-14-19, 08:47 PM
jon c. 
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There's definitely a trend toward wider tires and lower pressure. And charts that seek to demonstrate optimal pressure. What is really optimal depends on the construction of the tire, surface of the road, average speed and a host of other factors, so I suspect the charts are a bit too general an estimate. Although I'm not sure it makes all that much difference in terms of raw performance for the average rider. Harder, thinner tires certainly feel faster. I'm convinced that isn't necessarily so, but I still prefer the feel of a firm tire so that's what I ride.
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