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Old 2019-12-07, 05:10 PM   #10
elpuebloUNIdo
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Originally Posted by rogeratunicycledotcom View Post
We do not have the sharp acceleration like bikes so that the tyre deforms going forward is not a problem, in fact it offers additional grip.
Does slogging up a steep hill cause the same deformation?

If deformation causes more of the tire's surface area to touch the ground, that would suggest more traction, more surface area of the tire touching the ground. A less deforming tire (perhaps under higher pressure), on the other hand, would penetrate the surface of the ground better with its treads, right? So, I'm wondering if, as is the case with so many other things, "it depends". The conditions on my local trails are pretty firm. Does more deformation still give better traction under drier, firmer conditions?
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