Ride quality will never be like it was with that small of a tire... unfortunately, that is something we deal with when we go to a low profile tire... you ~might~ get a slightly better ride with a more touring oriented tire, but nothing appreciable most likely...
Also, if you go to a lower profile tire, as suggested above, the ride will get even worse... need to find where it is rubbing, if, as expected, it is rubbing on the outer fender, then rolling the fender will help, if not alleviate the problem completely...
-cody: maintenance forum moderator
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