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  1. #1
    just ride
    Join Date
    Oct 2006

    Rolling resistance vs weight ratio ?

    Hi Guys,

    Got a question. I bought the maxxlite 310 for my rear wheel w/ light weight inner tube. It made a huge difference compare to my Panaracer tires w/ regular tube. On Monday I switch my front tires (panaracer) to Kenda Kross (slicks in the middle w/ knobs on the side) that weights 504 grams and noticed how quiet this thing was. Now my rear maxxlite 310 seems loud. I mean you can actually hear the rear tires and it seems like there's a car behind you all the time (40-45 psi on road). Now I'm thinking of switching back my Kenda Kross that I have in my garage and let the maxxlite take a break. Will this make any difference since I do 80% of on-road and 20% of off-road?

    Kenda Kross => actual weight 504 grams/ very quiet onroad

    Maxlite310 => 310 grams/ biker next to me can hear the road noise

    What do you guys think?

  2. #2
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    Mar 2005
    The Kross will be faster on the road. The Maxlite isn't a road tyre. It's designed for hardpack sure, but it won't be as fast as a proper semislick on the road and it will wear out *very* fast too. - Kick ass weights listing - Racing silliness

  3. #3
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    I think that the Maxxlite will ride faster then Kross on offroad and like some guy said, it will ear out very fast
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