The Truth About Wide Tyres And Wide Rims On Road Bikes

Are fatter tyres really faster?

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Comment by whobiggs on November 19, 2016 at 12:51

Ok so they are fractionally heavier "only 20g per wheel" With all the talk of marginal gains that is more serious, not to mention rotating weight. I would say that is why they are not used in more racing situations. I didn't quite understand the square tyre profile bit being more aerodynamic either, I can't say I've ever seen a square aeroplane or bird (yet)!

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