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What if it rains?TFerguson
Jul 17, 2002 1:27 PM
I raced in my first crit a week ago (citizen masters) and while I was waiting for the start I looked around and said to myself, "What would I do if it starts raining?"

Should I have a set of all-weather tires with me? What if it starts raining after it is too late to change tires?

you get wetDougSloan
Jul 17, 2002 2:08 PM
Just be careful. Other than not having old, dried up tires, I'm not aware of any that are much better in the rain. Sipes don't matter, as you won't hydroplane. I suppose soft rubber might help, but then you might make it more likely to pick things up and get a flat.

I might drag the brakes now and then so they will be a little drier in case of panic braking (which you should avoid, anyway). I little less tire pressure may be in order, too.

Just be careful.