|What is the thinnest tire in production?||Brian T|
Mar 21, 2002 3:30 PM
|I was talking to this guy about the relation between tire size and ground resistance, and he mentioned that he once saw a 700x18 tire. That made me curious, and I'm wondering, what is the thinnest tire in production (for 700cm rims)?|
|re: What is the thinnest tire in production?||harry hall|
Mar 21, 2002 6:12 PM
|700 x stupids like 20c and 18c exist because of peoples' superstitions and hallucinations. Email Continental and ask for their rolling resistance study--they figured out that the 700 x 23 was their best-rolling tire! 700 x 18 = rim damage, casing cuts, rapid wear, skittish cornering.
I refuse to order them for customers, they're a bad product regardless of the brand.
Mar 22, 2002 6:33 AM
|What if the rider is 105 pounds, and using tubulars for a 10 mile time trial on smooth roads?|
Mar 22, 2002 7:13 AM
|If thats the case throw on the 18s and put the hammer down! Lighter and faster. I wouldn't ride them daily but when your against the clock every little bit helps(Ask Fignon ;) )|
Mar 22, 2002 8:43 AM
|THere are always rare examples. Even Pantani is heavier than 105lbs, you know? I wonder how much the lightest rider in the TDF weighs.|
|re: What is the thinnest tire in production?||JimP|
Mar 22, 2002 6:49 AM
|I have ridden the Vitoria Crono - 700x18 tubular. I had it on the front of a C'dale setup for triathlons for 2 years. That is, I rode with that as my front tire for both training and racing. It was a good tire for about 10,000 miles. I currently use a Conti Comp GP 19mm tubular and if I don't cut it, I will ride it for one to two years before replacing it. My current spare is a 2 year old Comp GP 19 that still holds air but has some wear.|| |