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Traction

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Traction

The ability of a bike tire to grip a specific surface. Rubber formulations are often different, depending on whether this surface is asphalt, gravel, hard-packed dirt, loose soil, and so forth.

Synonyms:
Adhesion

Derek is an avid cyclist with more than two decades of experience in the sport, and currently resides in Denver, Colorado. He enjoys all types, including road, MTB, cyclocross/gravel, commuting, and touring. When he's not writing reviews and guides related to bike accessories, parts, and gear for TreadBikely.com, he's riding, talking about cycling, or thinking about bikes he can't afford. #rolloutblissout