Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Beaverton, OR
Bikes: 2013 Kona Jake, 2015 Kona Jake the Snake, 2008 Kona Major Jake, 2013 Kona Jake the Snake, 2006 Kona Kula, 2012 Ridley Excalibur, 2001 LeMond Buenos Aires, 1984 Pinarello Gran Turismo, 1982 Trek 614, 1978 Austro-Daimler, 1987 Pinarello Montello
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What exactly do they do for you? Reason tells me that they give you a little bit of extra traction at the cost of a less natural stride on firm, flat surfaces. Is that in the ballpark?
Nitropowered mentioned running up hills. Does the surface of the hill matter? Grass, mud, rocks, firm, soft?
Are there other times they're useful?