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Old 08-11-17, 10:28 AM
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AX150D - Cyclocross Clincher Disc Brake Wheels - PSIMET Custom Wheels

Just ordered these. Will see what they are like when I get them. Sounds pretty much bombproof for what I need them for...
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WTB frequency team wheels on Deore XT hubs. Walked out 3 miles the other day after the freehub on my reynolds blew up. Actually i lowered the saddle and adult balance biked it for awhile.
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Just bought a set of Kenda Flintridge Pro tubeless for my Raleigh Tamland 1.


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Old 08-28-17, 02:42 PM
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Wooohooooo. Finally found someone with stock of the new Vittoria 700x40 Tirreno Dry tires.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Luckily...even though they aren't listed as Prime they're coming in 2 days....catch being my front Panaracer GK has a ton of life left in it
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Old 08-28-17, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Marcus_Ti View Post
Wooohooooo. Finally found someone with stock of the new Vittoria 700x40 Tirreno Dry tires.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Luckily...even though they aren't listed as Prime they're coming in 2 days....catch being my front Panaracer GK has a ton of life left in it
have you used them? I'm skeptical about the tread pattern compared to a file tread like the GK
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Originally Posted by redlude97 View Post
have you used them? I'm skeptical about the tread pattern compared to a file tread like the GK
Hehe, they don't get here until Wednesday. Not sure when I'll put them on, probably have another couple weeks on my rear GK and another few months on my front.

Things I don't like about the GKs:

-The files clog with mud when it is wet...at which point you're on a slick anyway in effect.
-If you spend much of your time on pavement the file tread feels slow.
-In pea gravel, the file tread doesn't do much good anyway, you're limited by the size of the tire.
-GKs tick off people trying to paceline ...they kick up a ton of gravel in your wake.


Wanting to try something a bit more slick-ish for a bit. The GKs are nice tires (and I can get them cheap from my LBS), but they tend to either be overkill (hardpack limestone-chip rails/trails) or underkill (pea gravel roads) here for me much of the time.
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Originally Posted by Marcus_Ti View Post
Hehe, they don't get here until Wednesday. Not sure when I'll put them on, probably have another couple weeks on my rear GK and another few months on my front.

Things I don't like about the GKs:

-The files clog with mud when it is wet...at which point you're on a slick anyway in effect.
-If you spend much of your time on pavement the file tread feels slow.
-In pea gravel, the file tread doesn't do much good anyway, you're limited by the size of the tire.
-GKs tick off people trying to paceline ...they kick up a ton of gravel in your wake.


Wanting to try something a bit more slick-ish for a bit. The GKs are nice tires (and I can get them cheap from my LBS), but they tend to either be overkill (hardpack limestone-chip rails/trails) or underkill (pea gravel roads) here for me much of the time.
I guess the idea is similar to the conti speed king, just seems like the hex pattern won't do anything and they should have just made it smooth
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After struggling for the last year, I decided that as most of the gravel around here are fireroads up hills, I needed to lower my gearing, so I just ordered a Shimano Deore M615 38/24 crankset to replace the Shimano FC-CX50 46/36 that's on there right now. Should make my life easier, and perhaps, slower, but going fast is what I own a road bike for!

Also I'm throwing out my cheapo Tektro mini-V brakes, and replacing them with Paul Minimotos.
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Originally Posted by redlude97 View Post
I guess the idea is similar to the conti speed king, just seems like the hex pattern won't do anything and they should have just made it smooth
They're here! Album located here:

Tirrene tires - Album on Imgur

So Depending on which label you read these tires are either "700x38C" or "ETRTO 40-622". WTF. Maybe they were just covering their buts.When mounted they're 40.5mm on my SL25 rims. For reference, the "40mm" Panaracer GKs measured 44.5mm IRL on these rims. They snapped right into place with my compressor (and the tubeless valve core removed), and stayed snapped while putting the valve in and pumping up better than the GKs. The tread pattern is a bit more raised than it looks online....also for whatever reason Vittoria says the tread is directional. Got me as to why.

Will see how they ride tonight after dinner.
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Old 08-30-17, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by RockiesDad View Post
AX150D - Cyclocross Clincher Disc Brake Wheels - PSIMET Custom Wheels

Just ordered these. Will see what they are like when I get them. Sounds pretty much bombproof for what I need them for...
That seems like a really good deal.
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Originally Posted by chemtrailsnifer View Post
Look at the side knobs.
From the side they don't look they'd be that directional, be squarish trapezoids but oh well.
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Originally Posted by Marcus_Ti View Post
Hehe, they don't get here until Wednesday. Not sure when I'll put them on, probably have another couple weeks on my rear GK and another few months on my front.

Things I don't like about the GKs:

-The files clog with mud when it is wet...at which point you're on a slick anyway in effect.
-If you spend much of your time on pavement the file tread feels slow.
-In pea gravel, the file tread doesn't do much good anyway, you're limited by the size of the tire.
-GKs tick off people trying to paceline ...they kick up a ton of gravel in your wake.


Wanting to try something a bit more slick-ish for a bit. The GKs are nice tires (and I can get them cheap from my LBS), but they tend to either be overkill (hardpack limestone-chip rails/trails) or underkill (pea gravel roads) here for me much of the time.
Couldn't agree more. Heck, they annoy me with how much gravel they kick up. I'm not kidding when I say I've been hit in the face a couple times and my jersey pockets collect little bits of gravel. It's an annoying tire.
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Originally Posted by Marcus_Ti View Post
They're here! Album located here:

Tirrene tires - Album on Imgur

So Depending on which label you read these tires are either "700x38C" or "ETRTO 40-622". WTF. Maybe they were just covering their buts.When mounted they're 40.5mm on my SL25 rims. For reference, the "40mm" Panaracer GKs measured 44.5mm IRL on these rims. They snapped right into place with my compressor (and the tubeless valve core removed), and stayed snapped while putting the valve in and pumping up better than the GKs. The tread pattern is a bit more raised than it looks online....also for whatever reason Vittoria says the tread is directional. Got me as to why.

Will see how they ride tonight after dinner.
The sizing label is normal. The new GKs are that way, the Maxxis Ramblers are too I think. I forget why they do that, it has some to do with the cross section or something. Anyway, it's a 38mm tire that looks to ballon out to 40 on wide rims. I'm anxious to hear how they do on loose climbs with that tread.
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I just bought a Brooks B17 off eBay for a good price. I figured what the hell. Been hearing about them for years, I figured I might as well try one and give it a fair shake.
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The sizing label is normal. The new GKs are that way, the Maxxis Ramblers are too I think. I forget why they do that, it has some to do with the cross section or something. Anyway, it's a 38mm tire that looks to ballon out to 40 on wide rims. I'm anxious to hear how they do on loose climbs with that tread.
same. Need a good fast rolling cross tire for dry races, but I'm skeptical about the tread.
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Just snagged my first pair of MTN bike shoes for my 2-week old Cross bike, as well as the Crank Bros Double Shot pedals. Excited to use these for gravel rides & commuting!
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Bought a pair of WTB Byway tires. Was going to get the Panaracer Gravelking SK 27.5x1.9 but I think the slick center tread will last longer for me since I primarily ride road with some off road.
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I just bought a whole gravel bike..
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I just bought a whole gravel bike..
For your gravel bike?
Like, so it could have a friend?
Thats sweet of you!
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For your gravel bike?
Like, so it could have a friend?
Thats sweet of you!
I bought a Niner RLT 9 for my Jamis Renegade. I don't think the Jamis is going to be happy.
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