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Is fatter faster? GCN investigates the wide-tire trend

The trend toward wider tires and rims on road bikes will provide more comfort and better traction — but is fatter actually faster?

We can all agree that the trend toward wider tires and rims on road bikes will provide more comfort (thanks to lower pressures) and better traction (more rubber) — but is it actually faster to go fatter? Global Cycling Network investigates.