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Old 09-04-18, 11:11 AM
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Whats the best bike tire size when pulling trailer

I'll be pulling a BOB trailer on hard,rolling road for 40 miles, loaded with about 25 lbs I have 700x36s on my bike now. Would a smaller tire be more efficient
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I had twice the weight in a BOB for several days and had 32C tires on the bike. I would choose bike tires based on the road surface but seldom use a narrower tire unless the frame demands it. Mine worked on regular pavement but I'd want fatter ones for gravel.
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Originally Posted by 54OldnWay
I'll be pulling a BOB trailer on hard,rolling road for 40 miles, loaded with about 25 lbs I have 700x36s on my bike now. Would a smaller tire be more efficient
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Bill
York Pa
It might be more efficient, but you will soon realize there are other factors in play...go with the largest tire that will fit on your bike.
I pulled a bob with a rigid MTB several years ago with 1.75 tires and never regretted having the larger tires...not once.
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