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Old 06-05-14, 11:11 AM
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Wide tires or thin

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Old 06-05-14, 11:22 AM
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Old 06-05-14, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by DiabloScott
Yes.
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Old 06-05-14, 11:50 AM
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Tires FTW.
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Old 06-05-14, 11:54 AM
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For what? 23s are not very good when doing technical downhills over rough rocks.

3 inch wide knobbies are not that fast on the track.
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Fat or thin - not so much. I prefer my tires to be tall, athletic, sexy, and to look good from behind.
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Old 06-05-14, 12:30 PM
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For commuting? I'd opt for at least 25mm. I used to run 32mm and now run 28mm @ 85psi. It all depends on what your streets are like.
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Originally Posted by spivonious
For commuting? I'd opt for at least 25mm. I used to run 32mm and now run 28mm @ 85psi. It all depends on what your streets are like.
32mm @ 75-80 (less if I have a leak)
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Why choose? You have two wheels; use one of each!
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Originally Posted by jrickards
32mm @ 75-80 (less if I have a leak)
I'm getting older, so I leak at times too. But that doesn't change tire pressure on my bike.















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Old 06-05-14, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by DiabloScott
Yes.
You are correct sir! I have a bike with 4.8" wide tires, I also have a bikes with 2.35 inch tires, 35mm, 28mm, and 23mm tires and a set of studded tires! I've commuted on all of them.

Tires rock! Get some!

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Old 06-05-14, 02:31 PM
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The important thing is to wear a helmet and use one of those chain washer things.
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Old 06-05-14, 02:35 PM
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This may be the least helpful thread I've seen on the commuting forum. Did it get moved here from the road forum?

Anyway, wide.
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This poll is an epic fail. Not even buttons for voting.
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wide is not the opposite of thin.
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Originally Posted by acidfast7
wide is not the opposite of thin.
Huh?
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Originally Posted by achoo
Huh?
wide/narrow
thick/thin

the question is ridiculous.

I could have a thin 50-559 tire (the "rubber" road-going surface is thin) and a thick 23-622 tire (the surface is very thick as in a Marathon or Conti tire).
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Originally Posted by acidfast7
wide/narrow
thick/thin

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Originally Posted by achoo
I'm talking about what educated human beings would say.

I wouldn't listen to anyone that said thin/wide were opposites.

U WOT M8? Speak with precision.

English, as a language, is a mess as it is, don't perpetuate it's slide into diluted meaninglessness.
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Originally Posted by acidfast7
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English, as a language, is a mess as it is, don't perpetuate it's slide into diluted meaninglessness.

Can meaninglessness be diluted ?

Hmm...
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Old 06-05-14, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by AusTexMurf
Can meaninglessness be diluted ?

Hmm...
You're proving my point in a way ... based on the arrangement of those parts of speech, in that particular order, it's in a reflective feedforward loop.

diluted meaninglessness.
enhanced awareness.
detracted progressiveness.
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Originally Posted by acidfast7
I'm talking about what educated human beings would say.

...

English, as a language, is a mess as it is, don't perpetuate it's slide into diluted meaninglessness.
Oops
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