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Old 09-09-19, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by 50voltphantom View Post
I would say yes. Roots and rocks will affect what you ultimately run on a given day but I'd say those pressures are more than do-able at your weight.
I'll have it to give it a try for Sunday, the course from my memory is more grassy than anything. Yesterday was rockier/rootier through the woods so I probably wouldn't have wanted to risk it too much.
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Old 09-09-19, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by burnthesheep View Post
Thanks.

The RR thing makes sense versus cornering grip.

Definitely sounds too high though right now on pressure. And maybe too "fast" of a tire for not enough grip for a newer rider. I can ride the park above my house and give it a try. I know one thing, if I was bouncing during the race.....it had to have been 'wrong'.

I know tubeless is the future, but is there any merit on lower pressure and pinch flats and running latex? If I'm into this, I'll probably go tubeless or tubulars. I know how to glue from my TT tire stuff. A latex tube is cheaper/faster to try than selling and buying wheels to go tubeless or tubular.
Gluing cyclocross tubulars is a bit different than the road, i use this method with the belgium tape
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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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