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Old 10-16-15, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by SpikedLemon
This has dropped deeply into your re-statement of your personal convictions & ideas. I may as well have a religious debate. Once you convince top motorcycle race teams to run slicks in the rain and win: you're on to something.
Exactly. Car and motorcycle racers run slicks on dry pavement.

Does wet pavement become softer so treads can dig in? No. Car rain tyres have grooves to prevent hydroplaning and that is all. Same goes for motorcycle tyres.

If bicycle tyres were over 50 mm wide AND bikes reached speeds over 100 km/h, threads would be required for wet roads.
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