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Old 02-19-21, 07:04 AM
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Oh, and I finally gave up the hope of finding an awesome tire deal, ended my handwringing and ordered the yearly tires - Michelin Power Road TLRs this time around.
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Oh yeah - a lot more work. Not surprisingly, some gravel tires are faster than others, though. I've only tried a few, but the G-One Allround are my favorite so far (I almost bought another pair yesterday - I totally don't need them, but tan sidewalls are worth $80, right?). What's on your wheels now?
Giant Crosscut AT 1. I donít even think Giant sells them retail. Iím guessing Iím wasting 20-30W on these.

I was looking at getting either the G-One or the Terraspeed or even something from Rene Herse.

I donít really need aggressive tread except for a couple of rides I have planned.
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Birds are dying on our patio right outside the door. Cleaning up 4 or 5 every morning when we let the dog out.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
Giant Crosscut AT 1. I don’t even think Giant sells them retail. I’m guessing I’m wasting 20-30W on these.

I was looking at getting either the G-One or the Terraspeed or even something from Rene Herse.

I don’t really need aggressive tread except for a couple of rides I have planned.
I like my RH tires a lot, although I'm not looking forward to replacing the rear here in a little bit $$$

Their knobbies look so interesting, although I really have no use for them around here.
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Old 02-19-21, 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
Giant Crosscut AT 1. I donít even think Giant sells them retail. Iím guessing Iím wasting 20-30W on these.

I was looking at getting either the G-One or the Terraspeed or even something from Rene Herse.

I donít really need aggressive tread except for a couple of rides I have planned.
I have these:

https://www.donnellycycling.com/coll...-bead-clincher

They're slow as heck until you get on hardpack.
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Old 02-19-21, 07:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
How far is it to Buffalo?
Why do you ask?
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Who can say?
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
I have these:

https://www.donnellycycling.com/coll...-bead-clincher

They're slow as heck until you get on hardpack.
I use those on the Crux for gravel (40mm). They don't hold me back -- it's not the tires, it's me.
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When we redid our kitchen about 15 years ago, mrs datlas specifically said no to a disposal. We compost our kitchen scraps.
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A couple of gravel tire options that have had positive reviews from shop customers.

Kenda Tires | Bicycle | Flintridge Pro Cyclocross Tires | Find a Tire | Kenda Tires

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Old 02-19-21, 07:51 AM
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Teravail makes an ineresting-looking mixed terrain tire. Similar idea to the Pathfinder.

Washburn | Teravail
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
I use those on the Crux for gravel (40mm). They don't hold me back -- it's not the tires, it's me.
I have them mounted tubeless on nice wheels (Ardennes+ SL) for the dirt, and 25 mm GP 4-seasons with tubes on not-so-nice Ardennes+ GPs for commuting. Every time I switch to the fatties, it feels like riding through something denser than air.
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I have them mounted tubeless on nice wheels (Ardennes+ SL) for the dirt, and 25 mm GP 4-seasons with tubes on not-so-nice Ardennes+ GPs for commuting. Every time I switch to the fatties, it feels like riding through something denser than air.
I go the other way. The Crux feels faster when I put the gravel tires on it. But, that's because I've switched from CX knobbies.

Same wheelset.
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I made a deal with Mrs datlas yesterday. I would snow-blow the driveway if she snow-raked the roof.
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Anyone thinking of riding it.
You asking for a friend? Because you wonít be allowed to ride around all willy-nilly and unsupervised in NYS.
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I read the instructions that came with the disposal in our new house and basically, after reading the list of foods that you arenít supposed to run through it, I determined that itís a worthless appliance.
Iíve never owned one, and I donít see where my quality of life has suffered one bit.
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You asking for a friend? Because you wonít be allowed to ride around all willy-nilly and unsupervised in NYS.
rjones28 is the one who brought it up. See post #277
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Something you Southern Men don't need to worry about.

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Something you Southern Men don't need to worry about.
I have never snow raked.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
Giant Crosscut AT 1. I don’t even think Giant sells them retail. I’m guessing I’m wasting 20-30W on these.

I was looking at getting either the G-One or the Terraspeed or even something from Rene Herse.

I don’t really need aggressive tread except for a couple of rides I have planned.
Yeah, that's why I like the Allrounds - the knobbies are minimal and don't have pronounced shoulders or anything like that. They would be horrible in the muck and mire, but they're still great for gravel.

Edit: oh, I forgot to mention - while looking at tires, I saw that Schwalbe is now offering the G-One Speed in larger sizes - 35 and 38, iirc. They used to only come in a 30mm, and it was one of the best tires I've had. I would think that they'd be awesome for occasional gravel and speedy on pavement.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I have never snow raked.
We do. I think it's also called "roof-raking" it is done to prevent ice dams.
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Good news. The off road tires held air overnight. And we got several inches of rain. I think today is gluing day. I'm short one rear wheel, and this would be that one.
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wow, I had no idea his salary. a 4 year 128 million deal signed in 2019. SMFH.
One reason it was so hard to get ride of him. Also, some crazy amount of his salary is still counted against the Eagles' salary cap even though he's no longer on the team. I think it's in the tens of millions.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
Giant Crosscut AT 1. I donít even think Giant sells them retail. Iím guessing Iím wasting 20-30W on these.

I was looking at getting either the G-One or the Terraspeed or even something from Rene Herse.

I donít really need aggressive tread except for a couple of rides I have planned.
How, exactly, does one 'waste' watts?
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I have these:

https://www.donnellycycling.com/coll...-bead-clincher

They're slow as heck until you get on hardpack.
I'm riding these. I appreciate that it's more work. I don't have to stay out so long to get my workout. And I can get back to my woodworking. Yesterday I finished a wooden jack plane and a wooden router plane, and got most of the way through a new hatchet handle.

https://www.amazon.com.mx/Kenda-bici...bap_m_rp_20_sc
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