The stone has been thrown into the calm pond. 

Andy Cheatham
Pittsburgh

On Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 7:50:19 PM UTC-4, Paul G wrote:
>
> Global Cycling Network is a British racing-oriented YouTube channel. Much 
> of their advice has been typical of most sources cycling information that 
> has a racer sort of bias and is not of much interest to this group.
>
> They did a video on wide tires and gave credit to Bicycling Quarterly and, 
> by extension, Jan Heine, as their source for all the benefits of fatter 
> tires. I don't think they missed a single one of those benefits that BQ has 
> given either.
>
> It's not a perfect video. For instance, they claim a racing bike would 
> need disc brakes in order to use wider (32mm) tires when we know that 
> racing bikes are simply not optimally designed for wider tire clearances in 
> the first place. But I've never seen a racer-type media source give such 
> clear reasons to use wider-than-25mm tires.
>
> I know I'm preaching to the choir, but it's still cool that BQ's research 
> continues to get more into the mainstream. Let us also not forget that it 
> was Grant Petersen himself that originally got Jan interested in wider 
> tires.
>
> Here's the YouTube video <https://youtu.be/yrHxQg1OW0A>.
>

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