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Tire size is more about the application and fitment than anything else. Rolling resistance can be affected by many other variables.

I know that is kinda a blanket statement, but it's the best answer I have without more specifics.

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Jason Moulton
 

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Taller gives a longer foot print which seems to be better for traction. I always go as tall as will fit then worry about width.
 

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Stuff the tallest tire possible under the fenders then adjust the gearing to match.

A tall tire gives a longer footprint on the ground. That longer footprint means any single point on the tire is in contact with the ground for a longer period of time compared to a short tire. That point has a better chance of grabbing the ground and pushing you forward.

If you're doing road course etc type of racing then a wide tire is better to handle the side to side cornering. Drag racing is straight line where a tall tire is better.
 

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