Motorized Bike Forum
Welcome to MotorizedBikeForum.com!

Feel free to log in, register, or just browse around and see what we're all about here at MxB Forum.

If you got help here, REGISTER and help the next guy!

If that's not enough motivation, the ads will go away when you are logged in!

If that doesn't do it for you - registering will allow you to search the forum!

Ride safe and have fun!

_DuctTapedGoat

Tyre options and dimensional sizing

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Tyre options and dimensional sizing

Post by Fabian on Sun Nov 09 2014, 01:00

These photos show the massive difference between high rolling resistance tyres and low rolling resistance tyres. Naturally there are always trade-offs, which typically has grip being sacrificed for increased speed.

These examples are from my non motorised (conventional) bicycle.

Conventional 26 x 2.125 mountain bike tyre vs Schwalbe Marathon Plus (puncture proof) 26 x 1.75 tyre











Schwalbe Supreme (puncture proof folding bead) tyre 26 x 1.6 vs Schwalbe Durano 26 x 1.1 tyre























In the case of the super fast and super flimsy and downright dangerous looking 26 x 1.1 tyre, which happens to be narrower than the width of the rim, it gives the perception of being downright flimsy and dangerous, and on anything other than a smooth well made concrete or bitumen surface, it does indeed feel downright dangerous.

Having said that, it is a super fast tyre; giving a surprising reduction in rolling resistance, so much so, that it feels like the bike has an engine attached to the frame.
I would have never thought that a tyre could make """SO""" much difference to rolling resistance. To be honest, it feels like you are cheating, when installing a set of super fast and super narrow; flimsy and dangerous looking low profile slick tyres to your bike.

Fabian
MxBF Power User

Posts : 338
Reputation : 3
Birthday : 1970-09-03
Join date : 2011-06-08
Age : 47

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum