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tyres size question

evernasevernas Posts: 43
edited December 2010 in MTB general
I have run 2.35 on my hardtail but wonder if bike will going to be "smoother runner" with 2.50? many thanks
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  • peter413peter413 Posts: 5,120
    Maybe, maybe not, depends on tyre pressure, what tyres, what rims, and many other things
  • let say M..xis Minion dh,low preasure-rims are alex sx 44
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  • Bigger tyres = Bigger weight and lower rolling, so on the downs things will feel better, but accerleration out of corners and riding on the flat and definately climbing are going to suffer for it.

    Maybe look at high volume tyres which although tehnically mid sized 2.2 - 2.4 ranged are large but designed with rolling and weight in mind. Things like continental rubber queens 2.2's, schwable fat alberts, maxxis ardents. That kinda thing might be a better compromise.
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