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Old 01-12-2011, 12:27 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by stovie View Post
so then technically contact size has nothing to do with efficiency and only the deforming of the rubber on the tires and the internal friction but increasing tire pressure would reduce the tires deformation therefore increasing FE by reducing the heat generation right???(and also tire material for internal friction)man i hate when people publish bad info on the web but thanks for the redirect
Not exactly. The size of the contact patch does relate to rolling resistance. However, the size of the contact patch is not linearly related to the inflation pressure nor is rolling resistance.

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