Originally Posted by Giuseppe Magnetico
I wholeheartedly agree that there are performance differences from tire to tire, never denied that. However, the idea of switching from a Gommitalia Targa K to a Veloflex Record is somehow going to make you faster because the numbers look better on paper is where the flaw is.
The truth is that 'everthing makes a difference', but sometimes the difference gets lost in the noise, or there are unexpected consequences that negate the anticipated change.
For example 'faster rolling tires' might result in a traction loss that requires slower corner speed.
But, 'fast rolling tires' should provide a performance improvement as long as they don't hurt other performance considerations. Whether the rider can take advantage of the improvement that the tires give is another question.
Endwell NY USA