View Single Post
Old 03-14-19, 01:16 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 186
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
Curious what you mean when you say uncomfortable. Do you mean the 35s dont absorb enough vibration from road imperfections?
I mean that at the same tire pressure, the 35 is harsher over bumps than the 32. It's the casing tension phenomenon

So with larger tires, to get the same comfort level you simply lower the pressure. However if you lower the pressure too much, particularly on a narrow rim, the tire starts to feel weird. Mushy, floppy, and less precise.

I haven't done enough experimentation to be an expert, but I distinctly remember replacing my 35C panaracer with a 32 on the front wheel and being much happier with the balance of comfort and handling. I blamed the wheel width, but maybe I should have blamed the T-serve casing.
rumatt is offline