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    Rolling resistance front vs. rear tire?

    Does the rear tire suffer more rolling resistance? I know both tires are rolling along the same surface @ the same speed but If I look @ my rear tire it has more weight on it. Is my logic flawed? I was thinking I could run a slow roller up front and a fast tire in the rear if my logic was valid. Thanx

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    Quote Originally Posted by keen
    Does the rear tire suffer more rolling resistance? I know both tires are rolling along the same surface @ the same speed but If I look @ my rear tire it has more weight on it. Is my logic flawed? I was thinking I could run a slow roller up front and a fast tire in the rear if my logic was valid. Thanx
    Yes, for the rear tire low rolling resistance is more important. Often, you want thinner, better rolling tire in the back (with just enough traction to propel you forward), and bigger, grippier tire forward.

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