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Old April 19th, 2017, 06:43 PM   #1
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Could this info help wheel manufacturers produce better products?

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Old April 21st, 2017, 11:07 PM   #2
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Interesting. I will have to reread it in better detail.
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Old April 23rd, 2017, 07:07 AM   #3
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Good question. I cycle as much as I skate, mostly urban cycling on the rough streets of Los Angeles. After trying several types of tires, I found the Bontrager Hank to be the smoothest and fastest. It is a thin casing, fairly high-pressure 26 x 2.2 wide slick (no tread pattern). I run them at 50 psi on my non-suspension bike. Only downside is they take a little longer to get up to speed because they are heavier than thin tires. So yeah, all this fits right in with the findings in the Velonews article.

I just wonder how latex-pneumatic compares to urethane over nylon/aluminum. I tend to think they would be similar. Still, there are some differences between biking and skating. Wider wheels might be faster on skates, but they are heavy. The added fatigue could cancel the speed benefit on a long skate session. And wider wheels are bulkier, like having duck feet. Also, a softer wheel is prolly faster on rough pavement, but is definitely slower on smooth pavement. Most of the places I skate have smooth surfaces and I have purchased harder wheels (86a) to match those surfaces and maximize my speed. Of course, when I skate on rough surfaces, it's a slow, shakey trip.
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