I need some new tyres for my SCR2, mainly for commuting duties (24 mile round trip) over ‘B’Posted 7 years ago
roads. at the moment they are 25mm-will I gain any advantage by getting 23mm’s or will the ride suffergreatly?
Thinking of Michelin krylion Carbon-any others to consider?Omar LittleMember
I dont really notice any speed difference between 23 and 25, the comfort issue is very tyre dependent too (presumably to do with the stiffness of the sidewall) – i’ve had 25s with harsher rides than 23s.
for commuting purposes then armadillos on bontrager hard case have served me well over the years. Neither the greatest riding tyres but good pucture protectionPosted 7 years agotraildogMember
Rolling resistance is shown to be greater on 23mm. With this in mind, and with the greater comfort, I’d go 25mm. Acceleration and wind resistance has no bearing on commuting, you’re not racing. I’ve gone 28mm on my commuter and I got Gatorskins as I couldn’t get hold of 4 seasons. Already had a puncture, so thinking I might go Marathons for next winter.Posted 7 years agobristolbikerMember
I’ve gone 28mm on my commuter and I got Gatorskins as I couldn’t get hold of 4 seasons. Already had a puncture, so thinking I might go Marathons for next winter.
Have switched from Gatorskins to Marathon Plus for this winter….. whilst I’ve not had a puncture yet, they are slower, have much less feel and grip is lower esp. in the wet. Think I’m going to try Durano Plus next time as compromise.Posted 7 years ago
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