I've been doing a lot of reading lately and many tests are starting to prove that wider softer tires have better rolling resistance. I expect there would be a point of diminishing returns if the tires are too wide and soft. After reading many articles on this topic I was skeptical so decided to do my own test run.
I took my bike on a portion of my normal route to see how the tires would handle. My back was still a little sore so I was taking it a bit easier than normal. I must say I was quite impressed with the results. Surprisingly he new tires didn't seem to slow my performance. Considering I was not pushing as hard as normal due to my back injury I was expecting my times to be very slow. See for yourself. I've created a map video with all the stats down below.
Here is an interesting article discussing performance of a wider tires on BikeRoar.com.
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Here are the USH tire stats.
Here are the Stock tire stats.
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