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I wanted to disentangle a few concepts here as most discussions around tire tread and wet conditions have typically been in regards to hydroplane/aquaplane, which other answers have correctly indicated is not a general problem for bicycles. While tire tread is not needed to prevent hydroplaning, tire tread can still play a role in traction, explicitly ...


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So why, for the bicycles, smooth tires would be better on wet floor ? Is this from the thickness of the tire ? Yes, that and the relatively high pressure combine to displace water around the tyre. You don't need special features to move the water if it can easily part around the tyre, and the contact patch pressure is high enough that the water ...



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