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How Much Wind Do You Tolerate?

Old 03-08-18, 10:04 AM
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It's always windy where I ride.
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Old 03-11-18, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Abe_Froman View Post
I've never had deep section wheels...is it really that big of an issue? Is this something only wee little people worry about...or is 190 lbs going to get tossed around on the wrong wheels?
It definitely can be an issue. I suppose it depends on a variety of things.

All I know is that I weigh approx 170lbs and on occasion it was dangerous riding with my 50mm wheels when the wind got up. They were the ‘old shape’ though.
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Old 03-12-18, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by e17blade View Post
It definitely can be an issue. I suppose it depends on a variety of things.

All I know is that I weigh approx 170lbs and on occasion it was dangerous riding with my 50mm wheels when the wind got up. They were the ‘old shape’ though.
I've never measured the cross-section of my 4" Fat B Nimble tires, but I can tell you that a gusting cross-wind will grab the front wheel and cause you some control issues.

Reference: 2015 Almanzo 100 with winds gusting over 20 mph.

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Old 03-12-18, 07:19 PM
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Depends on what the guy dusting the crops had for dinner the night before.
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Old 03-12-18, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by big chainring View Post
Depends on what the guy dusting the crops had for dinner the night before.
Reminds me of my old commute which took me past a golf course. They had gone green and switched to natural fertilizer. That wasn't so bad, except that they stored it adjacent to a short steep climb.

So, for me, it wasn't about wind speed as much as it was about wind direction.
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Old 03-21-18, 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Hypno Toad View Post
I've never measured the cross-section of my 4" Fat B Nimble tires, but I can tell you that a gusting cross-wind will grab the front wheel and cause you some control issues.

Reference: 2015 Almanzo 100 with winds gusting over 20 mph.

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I remember that video.

That would be DNF (or DNR=did not ride) for me in that event, on any bike, was anyone else using a fatbike?

How many riders dropped out?
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