Cycling in the ice - Spray

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yeachan153
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Cycling in the ice - Spray

Postby yeachan153 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 20:15 pm

Cars seem to have sprays that apparently increase grip by applying a coating of resin. Something like this:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tyre-Grip-Black ... 659&sr=8-5

Could something like this be used on a bicycle? I understand there is very little contact patch on a road bike in the first place, but for the occasional black ice that hang around after the snow is gone it may work?

I don't suppose anyone has tried this?

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Re: Cycling in the ice - Spray

Postby nochekmate » Sun Jan 20, 2013 20:27 pm

Ice on the roads = turbo time and I would not be using any product to try to convince me to do otherwise on a road bike.

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ALIHISGREAT
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Re: Cycling in the ice - Spray

Postby ALIHISGREAT » Sun Jan 20, 2013 20:37 pm

Its not worth going out and falling off... you'll end up spending time off the bike anyway..

so do something else for the two weeks that we have snow, or do nothing (and call them 'rest weeks' to anyone that asks) if you're not confident of going out and staying safe.

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Re: Cycling in the ice - Spray

Postby Monty Dog » Sun Jan 20, 2013 21:26 pm

It'll likely wear off by the time you find any black ice
Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..

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Re: Cycling in the ice - Spray

Postby Navrig » Sun Jan 20, 2013 22:38 pm

Read some of the reviews. They are reviews of the prompt delivery and not the product!!

I suspect there is an element of the Emperor's Clothes and that it is just a con. I cannot see how a residual resin can improve on the shear grip between tyre and snow/ice. Even if it did improve the shear grip at the tyre/ice interface the snow and ice would slip on a different plane away from the tyre.

Reminds me of the spray which the maker claimed would stop speed cameras from reading your number plate. I watched a salesman try to convince a bunch of motorcyclists at the Scottish Bike show one year. He failed miserably.

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Re: Cycling in the ice - Spray

Postby Bordersroadie » Mon Jan 21, 2013 17:03 pm

The only safe option for riding on ice is studded tyres.

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smidsy
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Re: Cycling in the ice - Spray

Postby smidsy » Mon Jan 21, 2013 17:59 pm

Bordersroadie wrote:The only safe option for riding is not to ride on ice.


FIFY :D
Yellow is the new Black.

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Re: Cycling in the ice - Spray

Postby thescouselander » Mon Jan 21, 2013 19:24 pm

Yeah, I have some snake oil that you can apply to your tyres to archive the same effect. PM me if you're interested.

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Re: Cycling in the ice - Spray

Postby Bordersroadie » Mon Jan 21, 2013 22:50 pm

smidsy wrote:
Bordersroadie wrote:The only safe option for riding is not to ride on ice.


FIFY :D


I guess you're right smidsy, in all honesty! :D


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