Author Topic: Tire Rolling Resistance  (Read 2234 times)

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Tire Rolling Resistance
« on: February 02, 2011, 10:23:17 AM »
Stolen from slowtwitch:

Cool article on a new lab that does rolling resistance testing for bike tires.  No data or tables, but there are some factors as to what makes a tire fast or not.  Among other things, they say latex tubes create 10% lower rolling resistance than normal butyl ones.  Was slightly surprised it was that much of a difference.

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Re: Tire Rolling Resistance
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2011, 08:48:57 PM »
There's been a lot of independent testing over the years, what they're saying has been a given among the more tech minded folks for years. But keep in mind they are only considering rolling and puncture resistance here; aerodynamic difference between tires can be as or more meaningful.