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Crashing on wet pavement
Hey, I just wanted to get some thoughts on why you think some riders were slipping & crashing while others had no problem with the wet roads on the Stage 13 ITT. (Let's ignore the fact that the roads were drying out towards the end.)
Like Kloden's crash. He was going at a reasonable speed, very cautious around that right-hand turn, then next thing you know, the bike just slips out from under him as if he's on a sheet of ice.
Is it the way the rider balances on the bike? Are the disk wheels too stiff? (Maybe having a bit of spoke flex helps the tire adhesion?)
Curious to see what you think.