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    Quote Originally Posted by admiral View Post
    Looks a lot like my Ember girl. But Ember would NOT sit still that long.
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    I agree with Admiral. My buddy rides a skinny tire Super Sherpa and other than perhaps climbing a sand hill I can't honestly see that much advantage to the wide tires. One thing I will say is I much prefer the TW to any 21" wheel bike on the street especially when riding aggressively in the twisties.
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    The wide ones come into their own when one wishes to creep along at slow speeds in loose material without tearing things up. I replaced my skinny tire enduro bikes with the TW when I found the skinny tires were trenching my property up too much.
    Stuff like this could be done on skinny tire bike, but likely at higher speeds throwing a bit more roost to keep forward momentum:


    or with an even wider tire:
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