Yea, I know what you are thinking......but I want optinons of tyres. Looking for something to take the bite of of a harsh ride.....
You don't avoid obstacles otherwise???glenj said:I second the pro race. Very nice ride, but easy to cut. It is possible to get miles out of these tires (I had over 2000 front and rear), but you have to AVOID road debris like the plague.
Right now I'm riding Rubinos on the commuter and pro grips on the nice ride. Pro grips are very nice too.
Eh. I still wouldn't do it. You're talking to someone who skirts manhole covers.Argentius said:If you have Armadillos, maybe...
A teammate of mine (who has since moved away) and I both had older steel roadbike - fixie conversions for winter trainers. We ran 25mm Armadillos on 'em, sometimes when the weather was garbage we'd laugh and say "TANK BIKE DAY!"
The contact patch size of a tire is determined by two things: tire pressure and rider + bike weight. You can do anything you want with tire construction, but if there is 100 psi in the tire and it is carrying a 100 lb load, the contact patch will be 1 square inch. This concept is not "kind of a marketing gimmick" it is purely a marketing gimmick. The tire might be "taller" because the tread is thicker, but the contact patch size will not change as a result of that.bigbill said:Specialized Roubaix 23/25 tires. Kind of a marketing gimmick, but they have the volume of a 25mm tire with the contact patch portion of the tread the same size as a 23mm.