What’s the deal with plus-sized mountain bike tires? Does size really matter?

There used to be a time when mountain bike tires came in one size and width but those days are long gone. ┬áNow-a-days tires come in all sizes, from 26 inches with a width of 1.8 to 2.4 inches, to fatbikes which are 26 inches with a 4 inch width, and up to a 29 inch tire with a 3 inch width. What's the deal with all the different sizes? Tread pattern and composition of tire have been the factors that have been most modified in tire technology and then the focus turned to the frame: suspension, … [Read more...]