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Old 09-09-19, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by hubcyclist View Post
I've been doing 30ish/f 35ish/r with tubes, mostly ok (had a couple of flats last year but otherwise have hit some rocks/roots without repercussions) but I'm starting to feel like it's costing me some time. Wonder if I can get away with like 25-30/f and 30r at 160lbs. It really is a compromise between high pressure/not flatting and lower and risk having a good race ruined. Would love to try tubulars this season, might have to see if someone will lend me some
Is tubeless an option? Probably not, if you don't have the right wheels/tires. But it eliminates pinch flats. I would hate to get a pinch flat during a race - that would make me a little paranoid.
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