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Old 04-28-05, 05:56 AM   #1
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I am currently using Continental, City Contact, 32-622, 700 x 32c tires. They are rated for a max pressure of 80 psi.

I am a casual rider, on a Cannondale Road Warrior 1000, (hybrid), and ride approx 35 miles per outing.

In order to get a significant improvement in performance, would you suggest going to a higher pressure, and /or a smaller width tire ?

My previous bike had 700 x 23 Armadillo tires rated @ 120 psi, and I am wondering if these new tires are slowing me down.

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Old 04-28-05, 06:34 AM   #2
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The difference in tire pressure could have an effect, I can't say how much. I feel the tread pattern would be a bigger factor. A (semi)slick tire will be faster than a knobby one. Mountainbike knobby tires are dreadfully slow on pavement, how about the tread on your Continentals? I'm guessing it will have a bit of tread? 28mm isn't much wider than a 23mm tire, about 1/4" or so, likely not a factor in your speed.
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Old 04-28-05, 06:35 AM   #3
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Why not ask your question in a forum such as "recreational?"

This forum is generally used for introductions only, and only strange birds such as myself generally read it.

By the way, welcome!
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