Increased range with smaller tyres?

TPP

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Hi All
As a larger rider (6'6" and 17 stone) range will always be a bit of an issue for me. Has anyone who has changed their tyres from 2.8 to 2.5/2.6 found that it made a noticeable difference to the range?
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If you go for a smaller or lighter tyre and one with a tread/make up that provides less rolling resistance than you will see a benefit, however hard to say what it would be.

You don't need a 2.8 on an EMTB, a 2.5 or even 2.3 will do fine. Whats the bike?
 

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I would try a 2.5, from what i have heard improves the handling on the Kenevo no end too - with your weight though i would stick with a tough casing - you running tubeless? That will save some weight.


Some good info in the tyre thread:

What tyres? The Ultimate Tyre Thread - EMTB Forums
 

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Thanks for the advice.
 

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No probs, i am far from a tyre expert but lots of people on here who know their stuff.
 

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Just be aware that as you go down the tyre sizes, you’ll decrease the bottom bracket height (as it says in the manual). I dont think its going to make a massive difference, but not bothered to work out how much.
 

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Good point, I hadn't considered that
 

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I gained a bit by changing my heavy Dh rear for a lighter faster tyre , inserts made up for the lighter casing and have saved the lighter walls from damage. I figured if I made changes I know I would feel on my normal bike then it had to help on the ebike ,
 

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