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Old 03-24-20, 02:20 AM
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Originally Posted by asgelle View Post
I donít see how adding a patch can not increase rolling resistance. After all, we know thicker butyl tubes result in higher RR than thinner ones. What is a patch other than a localized thickening of the tube? Now what the magnitude of that increase is and how difficult it would be to detect is another matter; but I donít see how there could be any doubt about the direction of the change.

But giving Tom and Josh their due respect, I would be hesitant to rely solely on what is essentially a hand waving argument by analogy.
If that was the case... then what patch has the least "resistance"? My money is on those clear medtape looking ones. That said; the tubes with slime or whatever, would probably be higher than any patch.
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