Distance Tire?

I was wondering what type of tire is best for distance riding. Currently, I have a Nirve Badass on my 26er. I love it because it’s super slick. I have never tried riding a thinner tire and I want to know if it would be better to go slim for distance riding.


Personally, I like the fat fireball for distance. Nice 'n cushy.

Re: Distance Tire?

On Sat, 17 Apr 2004 04:44:07 -0500, “daino149” wrote:

>I have never tried
>riding a thinner tire and I want to know if it would be better to go
>slim for distance riding.

For unicycle speeds you don’t need the aerodynamics of the thinner
tyre. A fatter tyre has better cushioning, which helps balance and
therefore speed. When run at the same pressure (and with the same
tread profile), it has less rolling resistance. Of course it is also
more comfortable. So yeah, for distance, go for smooth and fat.

Klaas Bil - Newsgroup Addict

Clearly a system of 1/14 and 1/16 is not decimal - Mikefule on the English weight system

For maximum speed (as in racing), skinny. But skinny will not be comfortable! For best results you run it at the highest pressure you think is safe, and feel every nuance of the road.

If you want to ride far and be comfortable, go fatter. It weighs more, but will cruise over the bumps a lot nicer!

Re: Distance Tire?

A Coker tire. :smiley: