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Bike Tire

  1. Aug 31, 2005 #1
    On standard road bike tires sometimes they put a soft/flexible kevlar layer to protect against puncture.
    I was thinking about putting in in hard/rigid kevlar layer to also protect against puncture, I know that this will make the actual tire stiffer and harder to deform, which could be a bonus to lessen the rolling friction (loss of traction though)
    also I thought it would lessen the dramatic decrease in tube pressure after riding.
    all thoughts or comments appreciated
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  3. Aug 31, 2005 #2
    I imagine it would also make for a much harsher ride especially over bumpy surfaces. Even over not so bumpy surfaces, you'd probably get more vibration transmitted through to the rider.
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