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Old 06-10-2008, 06:07 PM   #109 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by tasdrouille View Post

Re tread width. It's not about skinny or wide, it's about finding the right contact patch size. Long contact patches from skinny tires increase RR due to increased hysteresis. Make the tread wider and RR goes down, up to a point where RR goes up again.

The following is an exaggeration. Ignore for the moment that the wide tire would probably "sag" in the gaps :

I think that in the above, the wider tire has a better LRR. Is that true?


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