Tyre choice for on/off road race

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Tyre choice for on/off road race

Postby MikeWW » Mon Jan 21, 2013 23:43 pm

Entered the LVRC OMLOOP VAN DER DRIE DORPEN race . Scroll down the page here http://lvrc.org/latest_news.asp
So sections include this
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Anyone got any suggestions on tyre choice?

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Re: Tyre choice for on/off road race

Postby MikeWW » Tue Jan 22, 2013 13:13 pm

OK Thanks
Not cheap are they!

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Re: Tyre choice for on/off road race

Postby Dess1e » Tue Jan 22, 2013 13:32 pm

No, but then factor in the cost of entering and driving down to Daventry and not finishing due to a puncture and it starts to look cheaper.

I'd have been tempted to ride that myself, but I'm supporting my sister in the Paris Marathon that weekend.

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Re: Tyre choice for on/off road race

Postby Jim C » Wed Jan 23, 2013 00:12 am

Michelin Krylion Carbon highly recommended by a previous winner of the Rutland Melton cicle classic. Terrain looks similar

Now called Pro4 Endurance - I think. Someone correct me please

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Re: Tyre choice for on/off road race

Postby racingcondor » Wed Jan 23, 2013 13:35 pm

Tub or clincher?

I'd probably go with either a Pave or a GP 4 Season. Depending on the length of the off road sections you might want to look at 25mm tyres etc.

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Re: Tyre choice for on/off road race

Postby Monty Dog » Thu Jan 24, 2013 22:26 pm

As long as the tracks aren't flinty, I'd go for a wider tyre for volume and grip - Challenge Pariji Roubaix are slightly cheaper than Open Paves.
Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..

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Re: Tyre choice for on/off road race

Postby Pross » Fri Jan 25, 2013 09:05 am

I saw that race advertised when browsing for my first season of LVRC events. Looked interesting and a bit different but it's a bit of a trek though so probably won't bother. Be interested to here your experience of it.

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Re: Tyre choice for on/off road race

Postby MikeWW » Fri Jan 25, 2013 22:57 pm

Pross wrote:I saw that race advertised when browsing for my first season of LVRC events. Looked interesting and a bit different but it's a bit of a trek though so probably won't bother. Be interested to here your experience of it.

Will be happy to give you some feedback. Think it was filling up fast when I entered


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