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14554Re: [rootsradicals] Re: Big ol' tires! ... and the fenders that cover them.

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  • dr2chase@mac.com
    Jan 4, 2013
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      On 2013-01-04, at 8:14 PM, kiltie_celt <matthew-campbell@...> wrote:

      > Do you think running the bigger tires helps any with load carrying capacity?

      Reading the Schwalbe ratings, all else equal, bigger is better.

      > Say, what do you think would be the advantages or disadvantages between something in the 1.9 range versus 2.1+ assuming both were quality tires?

      Big tires gets you more load carrying ability, better protection from potholes, longer intervals between tire inflation, and the ability to drop your inflation to about 35-40psi to get a softer ride. They're less affected by slots and cracks in the road.

      Disadvantages include reduced fender choice, takes all day to inflate with a hand pump, and your wheel does not fit in all "bicycle-sized" slots.

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