Ask A Mechanic: Do wider tires let me carry more load?

October 11th, 2010 leave a comment

DSC_2298.JPGEver wondered what difference a slightly wider tire makes when you are touring?

Does it let you carry a heavier load? Does it help to make the ride smoother?

That’s exactly what one reader asked us, so we got Marten Gerritsen, who runs his own bike building workshop M-gineering in Holland, to answer the question.

Read more: tire width and the difference it makes when bike touring.

It’s the latest article in our Ask A Mechanic series.

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