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      02-03-2013, 12:13 PM   #29

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RFT have a different turn-in feel and address road undulations less well than conventional tires. This is easy to feel at any speed. However, most people do not notice/do not care.

An RFT is a hazard to rims only when inflated to a higher pressure and the very stiff. They are less forgiving on potholes as a result.

An RFT is no more dangerous to a rim once deflated than a normal tire, less so in fact as the stiff sidewall will help protect the rim.

I intensely dislike RFT and run conventional tires. I assume the little risk that I may have a flat and will be accordingly inconvenienced. Others see the equation differently and use RFT. Neither side is "right;" it is merely a preference.

Last edited by Elk; 02-03-2013 at 01:32 PM.