Posted by casagiannoni on March 9, 2012, 6:30 pm
"Grip" is an important property ...
Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on March 9, 2012, 7:47 pm
and, of course, low rolling resistance = low braking ability, which of
course = issues with steering at higher speeds...
Posted by Bruce Richmond on March 10, 2012, 1:57 am
Your assumptions are just that, assumptions. Somebody mentioned short
tread life while somebody else said they last forever. The reality is
that it depends on what compound they use, among other things. Normal
rubber will come across as being hard when it doesn't get up to its
normal working temperature. With less rolling resistance there is
less heat build up in the tire. A softer compound can be used to
restore grip, but if they get too carriend away it results in short
Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on March 10, 2012, 11:30 am
Low resistance = low resistance. If it's designed not to present
resistance to the roadway, then it's designed not to present resistance
to the roadway.
Stopping is just like going, but in the opposite direction...
Posted by Bruce Richmond on March 10, 2012, 12:29 pm
Rolling resistance and traction are two different things.
Underinflate a tire then smear grease on it and it will have high
rolling resistance with low traction.
Of course like a good troll you snipped "A softer compound can be used
to restore grip, but if they get too carriend away it results in short
Or are we supposed to think you are funny for dwelling on the fact
that he left out "rolling" when he wrote "low resistance"? Oh, you're
so clever, not.