I can see lower tire pressure giving you a more comfortable ride , but I would think more pressure would give you less rolling resistance. as the tire does not flaten out as much with more pressure. less contact aera less resistance ???They allow you to run lower tire pressures for more comfort and less rolling resistance,
New to this thread, and while I looked at the article you linked to, I confess to not completely understanding it. Can you (or someone else) explain why the slightly wider tire is a better riding tire?I tend to not be too hard on tires so I get a little more than that but you are correct that they have a reputation of not lasting as long as some do. But the ride quality is the trade-off. I've since switched to tubeless like you. If money isn't that big an issue I say get the Vittoria's, but if money is tight then go with the Conti 4000S, don't know if they have a 25mm version or not, but the 23mm version is a nice tire and since that is what the OP said he wants that may be the way to go. Unless I can talk him into a 25mm.