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Lance's tires(3 posts)

Lance's tiresHansolo
Jul 23, 2001 5:27 PM
I think its pretty safe to say that Lance's victories have boosted Ksyrium wheel and Trek OCLV bike sales in recent years, but I'd like to know what tires he races on. I've seen pictures/footage of him using what looks like Hutchinson Krono Gold tires in training and I've read that he has used Hutchinson Oro(?) tubulars during time trials but does anyone know what he uses in road races and in mountain stages?

Just curious...
re: Lance's tiresBigMig
Jul 23, 2001 6:03 PM
Cycling Teams dot com shows the USPS is sponsored by Hutchinson but they do not specify which tires are used on different types of stages.

http://www.cyclingteams.com/uspostal.html

On his own website they talk about the bike but never about the tires. In the FAQ there is one small blurb .... Lance rides Hutchinson tires, using clinchers in training, and sew-ups for the races... and that is all. No further details.

http://www.lancearmstrong.com/faq.html

I guess if you must be like Lance and ride the exact same tire you will need to ask the man himself.

But remember - it's not about the bike (or tires for that matter)
re: Lance's tiresHansolo
Jul 24, 2001 2:05 PM
Thanks for the 411...actually I've been riding Hutchinson's since 96 even before Lance was diagnosed with cancer. Maybe he got word that I was using them... :P
But seriously, I was just curious about what people thought since I noticed that ever since he won his second tour more locals seem to be riding Hutchinsons and I now see them popping up in mail order catalogs all over where they never used to be. I know they've been around for a while but why now? Interesting...