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Old 11-05-11, 08:45 AM
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fatty rear tire

So i know someone who rides with a 32c tire in the rear because they say that it will last longer and not wear down as much when they skid because they are a lot thicker than their 25c tire that they have in the front. they are the same tires, just different widths. i am skeptical though as i think they have the same thickness of rubber, just spread out more. so do you think having a fatty rear tire will help preserve your tires from wearing down too fast from skids?
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I had ThickSlicks for a while - a 25 front/28rear - and the 28 definitely had more rubber on it.

I also know Randos - as well as most other tires - are exactly the same thickness regardless of size, just a different width.

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The thickness of the tread will not be any different but the contact patch will be wider. A larger contact patch means that wear on the tire will be spread out more and the tire should last longer.
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Just get one of these >>> https://www.cycleclubsports.com/p-804...ixie-tire.aspx
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Originally Posted by renton20
The thickness of the tread will not be any different but the contact patch will be wider. A larger contact patch means that wear on the tire will be spread out more and the tire should last longer.
that makes sense. i can see how that would make a difference now.
do these actually work? and i rarely skid cuz i dont wanna be replacing my tires a few times a year, but if these work and could handle skidding well that would be pretty awesome. skidding is fun but not necessary
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