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Old 07-15-11, 03:50 PM
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20" slicks for Burley HoneyBee

I pull my Burley HoneyBee with a road bike. While I can sustain a good 16 mph on flat roads, I feel like I could do better if the Burley were rolling on "road slicks". Somthing along these lines:

http://www.everybicycletire.com/Shop...6-folding.aspx

I'm wondering if anyone has replaced the stock tires on their Burley with a faster tire. Please share your experiences if you have. My biggest concern is running a higher pressure and reducing my child's comfort due to a harder ride...
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Old 07-19-11, 12:17 PM
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I have replaced stock tires on our trailer with hi pressure tires (not a Burley though). It does roll smoother but it is not a huge boost. If I know we have a long ride, I just set them to 105-120, if just cruising around I'll set them about 80. I think it is a little different for them but like the speed boost, not by alot.
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higher pressure slick tires will reduce comfort/increase bump for your passengers in comparison to fat low-pressure tires---fact. for just hauling non-passenger cargo, slicks will give you a little boost. but in both cases, you will go noticeably faster if ride more (i.e., better legs/lungs/etc.).

don't change gear. improve the engine.
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Originally Posted by pwdeegan View Post
higher pressure slick tires will reduce comfort/increase bump for your passengers in comparison to fat low-pressure tires---fact. for just hauling non-passenger cargo, slicks will give you a little boost. but in both cases, you will go noticeably faster if ride more (i.e., better legs/lungs/etc.).

don't change gear. improve the engine.
Yeah, I figured so. BTW, the engine is fine (i'm a 4 day/week bikemuter, and do all daycare pickups with the burley). I've been known to do hill repeats with my kid in tow. Once she's asleep, I usually bust out a 30 mile loop before she wakes up.
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