Old 03-16-21, 08:39 PM
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Gravel Tire Break-In Period B4 a Big Ride

I'm planning a 100+ mile gravel ride in the Washington State Cascade mountains in mid April. Just bought a new pair of 700c x 42mm Terravail "Light & Supple" Cannonball's for my carbon Cervelo Aspero. Wondering how much low-key city miles I should put on the new rubber to break it in before I embark on the April grav-enture in April. Will 50 miles do it? And should I run them at higher than normal pressures during the break-in period or just the usual 40-ish PSI that I prefer for the trails.
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