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  1. Lean Angle, Traction and Physics

    General MC Message Board
    I don't understand the subtleties of motorcycle traction well. For example, people hang off to "get more traction." But I'm not convinced hanging off gives you more traction--more space between the road and the bottom of the bike, yes, but more traction? I'm not so sure. If I ride around a 40...
  2. What Makes Car Tires SAFER?

    Darkside Riders
    Physics says the size of the contact patch is irrelevant to traction. So, I think car tires are probably "safer" because they run COOLER than bike tires. What do you think? Got any evidence?
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