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Good clinchers for the track?(5 posts)

Good clinchers for the track?Alex-in-Evanston
Mar 26, 2002 8:00 AM
It's an outdoor track, painted concrete. Highest bankinag is only 23 degrees. I'm at a loss to think of what a fellow should ride on a painted surface. Any suggestions are appreciated.

I was thinking about using 20's, but will probably stick with 23's just for my own piece of mind.

BTW - I'm aware that I should be riding tubies on the track. No need to point this out. I also use clipless pedals (gasp!).

Thanks folks,

re: Good clinchers for the track?carbonguy
Mar 26, 2002 8:44 AM
I would have to say if you arn't going to use tubulars you should check out Vittoria open corsa CX's probobly the closest thing to a tubular out there. You also might want to look at vredestien (sp?) Both of these tires tend to sit real flat on your rim if you puncture making it alot easier to roll away from a flat alot safer....
I am sure others will disagree with me but that is my $ least I responded.
Any high quality, high pressure clincher will work...Pedal Jockey
Mar 26, 2002 9:05 AM
As stated above, the Open Corsa's should be very adequate for track riding, but so should the Veloflex Pave, Continental GP3000, and the Michelin Pro Race. As long as you can get 130+ psi of pressure, these clinchers should do fine on the track.

Agree with the Veloflex butPack Meat
Mar 26, 2002 9:11 AM
for the track you may want to try the Master. These tires are super grippy, if that's a word, and the Master is light, about 140 grams, I think. The Veloflexes always weigh what they are advertised at. A lot of the racers at the Colorado Springs track use clipless, I hear they like the Speedplays because it's almost impossible to pull out of them, the drawback is the smaller surface area.

Are you racing Northbrook?
Yes, Northbrook. nmAlex-in-Evanston
Mar 26, 2002 9:31 AM