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2.3 to 2.0 tires--big handling difference?

Old 04-03-10, 12:06 AM
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2.3 to 2.0 tires--big handling difference?

I'm slinging around a 650B mtb with Pacenti Neo's (2.3). I like the roll-over-anything feel
but I want it to be a little less sluggish. Would going down to a 2.0 tire make a substantial difference? Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-26-10, 12:00 AM
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You need a 650b tire with the lowest rolling resistance...which currently doesn't exist. For now, you will just have to accept the trade-off between traction at the cost of acceleration.

Yes, the 2.0 will definitely roll faster...only in a straight line. Forget railing corners like on your 2.3s.
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Some people cut down the knobs on their tires with a razor. A tedious job, but it works.....
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Originally Posted by bikingsoul View Post
Some people cut down the knobs on their tires with a razor. A tedious job, but it works.....
Funny, that happens just by, um, riding
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