The stone has been thrown into the calm pond.
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
> Here's the YouTube video <https://youtu.be/yrHxQg1OW0A>.
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