If Wider Road Bike Tyres Are Better, Why Not Go SUPER Wide?!

Published on September 1st 2023


How wide is too wide for road bike tyres? We know that wider tyres are faster, but how wide can you go until this stops being true? Hank and Alex are back with more GCN Does Science to test out three different tyre widths: standard 26mm, chunky 35mm and super-size 50mm. How much does tyre width really affect comfort, confidence, bike handling and speed?

00:00 Intro
00:50 Wider = Better?
02:00 The Experiment
03:52 Cornering - 26mm
04:19 Cornering - 35mm
04:48 Cornering - 50mm
05:30 Cornering - Results
07:39 Descent - 26mm
09:06 Descent - 35mm
09:45 Descent - 50mm
10:51 Descent - Results
12:37 Conclusions

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