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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    the bigger the tire the lower the rolling resistance
    Unless you put in the missing piece "at identical pressures," this is pretty much bunk when made as a general statement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wim View Post
    Unless you put in the missing piece "at identical pressures," this is pretty much bunk when made as a general statement.
    Yep, I know, and that was stated in the link. I didn't paste and copy the whole link because I figured that if anyone was interested all they had to do was open the link.

    From the link.
    The bigger the tire, the lower the rolling resistance at the same air pressure. When you run lower air pressures, the differences get even bigger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Strongbow View Post
    Yes
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    No

    How to heck do you figure someone could measure handling with a powermeter or clock?
    Faster handling equals quicker times over the same course under the same power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    Faster handling equals quicker times over the same course under the same power.
    um, no, it doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Strongbow View Post
    um, no, it doesn't.
    Then why strive for faster handling?

    If the bike handles faster it'll get you through the corner faster, so how doesn't that translate to quicker times over the same course? How many times do you go through corners in a crit, and if your bike is faster handling than your competitors you make time in every corner and if your power output, handling skills and tactical savy are equal to theirs, you win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    Then why strive for faster handling?

    If the bike handles faster it'll get you through the corner faster, so how doesn't that translate to quicker times over the same course? How many times do you go through corners in a crit, and if your bike is faster handling than your competitors you make time in every corner and if your power output, handling skills and tactical savy are equal to theirs, you win.
    First off not every ride or race is a crit with sharp corners but going fast though corners and having a fast handling bike are not the same things. I have no interest in arguing about it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Strongbow View Post
    First off not every ride or race is a crit with sharp corners but going fast though corners and having a fast handling bike are not the same things. I have no interest in arguing about it though.
    I didn't realize that we were arguing.
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