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Are wider tires on a road bike a good idea?

The benefits of wider tires has been discussed in the other answers if you want stay within the rated limits, so I won't develop it. There are some points in the question that suggest that you may ...
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Are wider tires on a road bike a good idea?

For long days in the saddle, on rough paved roads, 32-35mm tyres provide a significant comfort benefit over the likes of 25mm, when run at an appropriate pressure. Riding in the dark also benefits ...
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Are wider tires on a road bike a good idea?

Yes, it's extremely practical. There are in general two reasons to favor wide tires at lower pressures. One is riding on soft sand roads. On such roads, a narrow high pressure tire can squirm a bit, ...
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