Wait! What!?: Plus Size Tires Are The Fastest?
“…I found that bigger tyres offered a smoother ride, more grip and allowed me to ride faster over rough and technical terrain.”
The folks over at Bike Radar put multiple mountain bike tire widths to the test and came away with this conclusion: Plus size tires (3.0 wide) roll better and are faster over almost every type of terrain except techy uphills.
So why then has the plus size tire not taken hold as the go to tire size? Based on our unscientific poll here at Hutch’s Bicycles, it appears to be a perception issue: “Plus size tires equal more rolling resistance and will make you slower.” That is generally what we hear.
Check out this video or read this article and judge for yourself.
Source: Bike Radar