I had a very strange blowout today. Brand new wheelset, brand new tires and tubes ... all of high quality, built and installed by a top wheel guy (most of you would recognize the name).
First ride on the new wheels / tires /tubes. 45 miles ... started out at about 32 degrees F ... and warmed to upper 40's by the time I was done. About an hour after the ride we heard a fairly loud pop from the garage and went to investigate. The rear tube was totally blown ... a gash about 8 inches long and wide open ... and the force was enough to blow about 12 inches of the tire off the rim. On investigation, the tire looks fine, the rim is fine ... nothing that I can see that punctured it.
I've had plenty of flats, but nothing this dramatic.
Stats ... phil wood hubs, velocity dyad rims, schwalbe marathon racer 700 x 35c tires and schwalbe tubes. Tires rated at 55-95lbs, they had 80 lbs in them at the start of the ride (I'm pretty good about checking pressure ... with the pump gauge when I fill and a tire gauge to check)
Anyone ever had a flat like that ? Any idea what might cause it an hour after riding ?