A bike wheel isn’t a good enalogy for shape and car tires are more so.
There are so many interesting variables but I’m more so inclined to believe it’s a greater rolling resistance wi the longer width, maybe. Wish someone could find a good source that is relevant and solid. I can’t find anything.
Rediculous math and I’ll roll a weighted kegel down hills with it and see!
Durometer is hardness but not rebound and contact patch is simply the shape and size of the contact between rubber and road. Drag I think is rolling resistance
a longer wheel will have a thin contact patch maybe and maybe the shape is important in rr. the wheel will still bear the same weight, but over a longer span. It will deform less given the same load. I think this is the case. And if u have to deform less that’s good. But really with the increased length of the axle there are more deformation occurring.
The ride is going to be more important I think. How it handles and survives. http://www.acrotechinc.com/urethane-compared-with-natural-synthetic-rubbers/