How Much Difference Do Bike Tyres Make To Rolling Resistance And Speed? | Ray's Rolling Road

Published on July 5th 2021


How much difference do your mountain bike tyres and the tyre pressure you have them set at make to your speed or energy usage when riding? We have performed comparisons out on the trail in the past but now, thanks to Ray's rolling road we can provide some comparative research on how two different tyres perform over a number of tyre pressures. Today we are looking at the Maxxis Recon and comparing it against a Maxxis Shorty, with two rider weights of 70KG & 90KG and at pressures of 10, 20 and 40 Psi. 👨‍🔬 Subscribe to EMBN: Pick up official EMBN merch: Follow us on Instagram or Facebook! @emountainbikenetwork Sign up to the EMBN newsletter: Please submit your content to our uploader: we love to check out what you have been up to and may feature it on the show! Watch more on EMBN... 📹 Free Watts & Speed - 📹 Watch Our Weekly Show -​​​ 🎵 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound Crunchy - Timothy Infinite Don't Understand - Dylan Sitts Draco - Sarah, the Illstrumentalist Phonograph Painting - Dusty Decks Picture Sleeves - Dusty Decks Space Bouquet - Justnormal #EMBN #EMTB #MountainBiking #eBiking #MountainBike #MTB #BikeLife #Cycling #Ebike The Electric Mountain Bike Network (EMBN) is the world’s leading electric mountain bike (eMTB) channel and community. Dedicated to igniting your passion for eMTBs, EMBN delivers weekly original content to inspire you to take your riding further, faster – and with more fun. Whether you live to conquer the techiest terrain – both up and down; to access and explore the beautiful backcountry; or simply to pack as much fun as you can into the precious riding time you have, EMBN is dedicated to covering eMTB from every angle. From inspiring you to go electric – helping you understand what you need, where and how to ride to get the best from your eMTB experience, and more – through showcasing and exploring the latest, most innovative tech, empowering and entertaining features, to skills videos that help you progress and can tackle ever-more adventurous terrain, and much, much more. Every week we bring you informative and entertaining videos on… - The know-how… - The skills… - The tech… - The inspiration… go faster and explore more! EMBN is mountain biking… fully charged: helping you go faster, further, and with more adventures than ever before. Join the EMBN community: Facebook: Instagram: Twitter: Thanks to our sponsors: Specialized: Canyon: Husqvarna: Ergon: Maxxis: Garmin: Muc-Off - Bell Helmets: