Old 04-17-19, 03:35 AM
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Another vote for tire width and pressure being more important on dry roads than tread. After I moved to 32mm tires and 80 psi, I've had fewer flats and less need for tread on my road bike tires. On wet roads, different story - but lots of chip and seal around here and I don't see difference on dry roads between my new Continental GP5000s, the Bontrager AW3s before them or even the stock completely slick R2s the bike came with. I weighe 230 lbs, so the sheer force of gravity is helping me...

For my touring bike where I might be forced to ride in worse weather, I use Schwalbe Marathon's - if you want tread on your tires but still decent rolling resistance, those are my choice.

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