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Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Edwardsville, Illinois
Bikes: De Rosa Super Prestige, Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra, Pinarello Gavia, Schwinn Paramount, Motobecane Grand Record, Peugeot PX10, Serotta Nova X, Simoncini Cyclocross Special, Origin8 monstercross, Pedal Force CG2 and CX2
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Originally Posted by scrifkin
Hello everyone, Im new to the form but have been lurking here for a few days. I live in downtown Santa Barbara, CA and commute the 10 mile ride out to UCSB and back as much as I can...
2) I seem to get a lot of flats on this ride even with 700x23 Conti Gatorskins. I've gone 550 miles without a flat which obviously is nothing great. Im looking for opinions on 28mm vs 33mm and speed tradeoff vs flats (I'll definitely be getting some of the better flat resistance slicks.) and tire types...
Any help would be great....feel free to throw anything else out there that might be usefull.
I use both the 700x28 Gatorback and the 700x32 Specialized Armadillo and the Armadillo resists flats better. They do not provide much traction on wet pavement, however and are heavier & stiffer feeling.
Consider a Jamis SuperNova. It has road bike like geometry and is light weight do to its very good frame construction and component group.
When I ride my bike I feel free and happy and strong. I'm liberated from the usual nonsense of day to day life. Solid, dependable, silent, my bike is my horse, my fighter jet, my island, my friend. Together we will conquer that hill and thereafter the world.
Last edited by Barrettscv; 02-15-09 at 04:54 PM.