I have read a lot of the information here about wheels, tires, rims … but cannot decipher enough to answer my question. The combined knowledge here has fixed many problems for me before so I am going to toss out another for comment.
Bike: Santana Team Scandium 8350 miles.
Current Wheelset Hadley/Velocity Fusion (?) Rims 1,750 miles
Previous Wheelset Santana Sweet 16s 6600 miles
Tires on both wheelsets Conti Ultra Gatorskin 25mm at 120 psi
Team weight with Sweet 16’s was around 310
I gained 20 lbs about the time we got the Hadleys
With the Sweet 16’s I almost never felt my stoker move around. Since we installed the Hadley/Velocity’s it is like she is driving the bike from the back, I feel like we are all over the road. We have discussed this calmly several times (not so calmly a couple of times), she is certain she is not moving any more than she did last year.
So the question is why did the handling change, and can I do anything about it? (Returning to Sweet 16’s is not an option)
It is time to buy new tires…
Will 28mm tires make a difference?
Will changing the air pressure make a difference?
I am starting to drop the weight, but a 10 lb loss does not seem to have changed the handling.
any and all ideas welcome