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TIRES and C OGS(6 posts)

Jan 29, 2002 5:03 AM
Can u experienced ones tell me more about tires....narrow,wide.....etcetc

1. What tires would u all recommend a person who wants to use it for training in either dry or wet roads....

2. and racing tires.....

3. When does a person actually use A 27 or 28 cog???
re: TIRES and C OGSstr8dum1
Jan 29, 2002 7:42 AM
1. the cheapest, hardest compound ones you can find. 23 - 25 doesnt really matter real world as manufacturers may say it a 23 but it really closer to a 20 or a 20 maybe closer to a 23.

I personnlly use Vittoria Techno Twin Tread. I get ~3000 miles outof the rear and close to 6k or more out of the front

2. the lightest tyres you can afford (ie supersonics, axial pro lights etc) i use 23's (rather 22 tubulars) since i do 95% crits

3. ever hear of that neat little Pro crit they had in San Fran this year. many of the pros (hincapie etc) had at least a 25 and most had 27.
re: C OGSChen2
Jan 29, 2002 11:20 AM
The 27 or 28 cog is used when you're 95 miles into a century, it's 105 degrees, you're facing a 4 mile 10% climb, and the beer wagon in at the top of the hill.
How could I get filming rights for that last mile sprint?Crankist
Jan 31, 2002 7:48 PM
Jan 29, 2002 4:31 PM
Check this link out:
Everest Challenge profile and gear recommendations
re: TIRES and C OGSMark Rushton
Jan 30, 2002 1:45 AM
I use a 28 sprocket on my Pinarello,but only when things are getting tough. It depends on your age/ability as well. A triple chainset with a 12 -23/25 would also work well or a 12 -27 cluster.

I've had excellent results with Conti Grand-prix 3000's. They wear quicker but are comfortable, easy to get on/off and have been puncture-free after 6 months.