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WhyFi 05-03-22 06:01 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22493222)
I'll likely go with these as my next training tire. Though Excel has the two packs of 5000's for an OK price, as well.

Excel is awesome - that's a great price. I also wish that Vittoria would hurry up and update their tubeless Corsa so that I could give 'em a whirl (the current ones are several years old and aren't recommended for my wheels).

phrantic09 05-03-22 06:04 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22493227)
I've only used the tubeless versions but, assuming the same relative performance, I'd be looking at Schwalbe Pro Ones and Michelin Power Roads, with a slight preference to the Schwalbe (a little more supple). The new Pirelli P-Zero have also been good, a little less supple but really grippy, but I only have 1k on them and can't speak to robustness or durability.

Iíd go with the Schwalbe too. Big fan.

Oh, I donít know if something changed with the carcass, but the 32s I put on last night stay bead locked when deflated.

rjones28 05-03-22 06:25 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22493182)
Hey, I need to order some tires for the road bike in the next few weeks. What should I get if I canít find GP5Ks at a good price?

Vittoria Corsas are nice.

Mojo31 05-03-22 06:30 AM

Wordle 318 3/6

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Velo Vol 05-03-22 06:54 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22493188)
Not a scary ride.

What about the tunnels?

WhyFi 05-03-22 07:14 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22493236)
Iíd go with the Schwalbe too. Big fan.

Oh, I donít know if something changed with the carcass, but the 32s I put on last night stay bead locked when deflated.

I can't fit 32s, but that's good to know. I've been tempted to pick up some more 28s with the prices at Bike24.

phrantic09 05-03-22 07:31 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22493315)
I can't fit 32s, but that's good to know. I've been tempted to pick up some more 28s with the prices at Bike24.

The rear tire was a huge pain to get seated, had to use a tube.

big john 05-03-22 07:33 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22493170)
I’m considering the Asheville one next year

They ran the 137 mile race on Saturday and the 76 mile event on Sunday so you could do both days if you wanted to. I don't know if anyone did both.

Alexey Vermeulen wins Belgian Waffle Ride after dropping Alex Howes - VeloNews.com

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Mojo31 05-03-22 07:35 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22493288)
What about the tunnels?

Did you see what your Series I bonds did yesterday?

WhyFi 05-03-22 07:46 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22493335)
The rear tire was a huge pain to get seated, had to use a tube.

Just for the initial seating and you were able to set it up tubeless after? Or have you not been it up tubeless yet?

phrantic09 05-03-22 07:48 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22493356)
Just for the initial seating and you were able to set it up tubeless after? Or have you not been it up tubeless yet?

Just the initial and just the rear. Front went on easily. I may need more tape on the rear, itís been giving me issues with every tire

LAJ 05-03-22 07:57 AM

Nobody prevents me from doing Wordle. Remember that flood we had 3 months ago? At 8 o'clock, they begin painting. Nothing beats 35 minutes notice on a 3 month circle jerk.

Government at its finest.

Wordle 318 3/6

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Miles2go 05-03-22 08:30 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22493222)
I'll likely go with these as my next training tire. Though Excel has the two packs of 5000's for an OK price, as well.

I ran those for a very short time and sold them. They flatted pretty easy compared to the Michelin Power tires I preferred at the time, and they also lost grip quicker too.

indyfabz 05-03-22 08:30 AM

R.I.P Ric Parnell (a/k/a Mick Shrimpton)

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Miles2go 05-03-22 09:41 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22493335)
The rear tire was a huge pain to get seated, had to use a tube.

On what wheel/rims?

phrantic09 05-03-22 09:44 AM


Originally Posted by Miles2go (Post 22493502)
On what wheel/rims?

Zipp 303S

bampilot06 05-03-22 10:10 AM

Might be my fastest century to date. Interestingly, I didnít feel fast.

WhyFi 05-03-22 10:17 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22493537)
Might be my fastest century to date. Interestingly, I didnít feel fast.

Smooth is fast.

Your power wasn't out of this world, but you were probably really steady - not a lot of stop-and-go or surge and lull - as you should be. :thumb:

ls01 05-03-22 10:21 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22493182)
Hey, I need to order some tires for the road bike in the next few weeks. What should I get if I canít find GP5Ks at a good price?

I've taken quite a liking to the grand sport race by continental. Very similar chacteristics compared to the 5000/4000 . Very nice riding tire. The assometer says the rolling resistance is acceptable. Best part they are half the price of a 5k.

ls01 05-03-22 10:24 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22492992)
Okay, so what the R8000 will REALLY do will be to give me 3 more gears like I said, but 1 higher and 2 lower than I have now. The high gear will be the highest among all the bikes, and the low gear will be the second lowest.

Unless you do a lot of high speed descending that a pretty solid use of gearing. Most of us could use some help climbing, descending takes care of itself.

Edit: I'm actually kind of torn on the gearing think. I've found myself gravitating back to 53/39 front. The blue Tarmac may end up 50/36 with a 34-11 justcso I have a dedicated climbing bike. But both of the other 2 will likely be 53/39 and either a 28-11 or 32-11. It just feels more comfortable to me for some reason.

bampilot06 05-03-22 10:30 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22493541)
Smooth is fast.

Your power wasn't out of this world, but you were probably really steady - not a lot of stop-and-go or surge and lull - as you should be. :thumb:


I was focusing on staying aero. Itís amazing how less effort is required in that position.

genejockey 05-03-22 10:51 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22493553)
Unless you do a lot of high speed descending that a pretty solid use of gearing. Most of us could use some help climbing, descending takes care of itself.

Edit: I'm actually kind of torn on the gearing think. I've found myself gravitating back to 53/39 front. The blue Tarmac may end up 50/36 with a 34-11 justcso I have a dedicated climbing bike. But both of the other 2 will likely be 53/39 and either a 28-11 or 32-11. It just feels more comfortable to me for some reason.

I actually like the 52x11 on some descents where I'm not screaming down at high cadence. I can turn the pedals over slowly between turns, rather than spinning like an eggbeater, which just feels more stable. AND the 11-32 doesn't have the 11-13 gap that the 11-34 does. I went ahead and ordered the 53/39, since I realized what I wanted was the same kind of gearing it has now, but with enough lower that I could do any of the climbs I do on the Canyon.

Bah Humbug 05-03-22 11:16 AM

Work had been good yesterday. Today is back to awful.

Velo Vol 05-03-22 11:46 AM

Busy morning. The lawns here have grown more in the last two weeks than rjones28 tundra will grow all "summer."

ls01 05-03-22 11:56 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22493623)
Work had been good yesterday. Today is back to awful.

That's why work is a four letter word.


On the other hand, I love hard work. I could watch it all day.


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