snowman Posted January 5, 2012 Report Share Posted January 5, 2012 Hey all, I read this article http://www.stevemund...m/friction.html and it kind of turned my understanding about traction and contact patch size around. If I understand correctly contact patch size doesn't matter as far as friction is concerned. All that matters is: Friction coefficient (something we cannot influence as it depends on track surface and tyre compounds) Bike + rider weight Well then where's "contact patch" in the grip equation? If I remember well Keith explained that by rolling on the throttle smoothly while in the corner you actually make use of the larger contact patch of the rear tyre which can carry more load. If this is true it seems these pieces of information contradict with each other. What is your opinion? What's the point of having a larger tyre contact patch? Thanks, Tony Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.