Old 08-06-07, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Phantoj View Post
I would say that #3 is generally correct. Soft tires that grip well will wear faster. Yeah, thicker tires will last longer, but is one tire really much thicker than another?

It's not about the thickness of the tire - it's about the compound itself and how supple it is. The softer it is, the faster it will wear and the grippier it will be. Rolling resistance is a phantom variable and shouldn't concern you most of the time - keep the recommended pressure, and you're fine.

Of course, all else being equal - thicker means more durable.
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