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Old 01-09-08, 03:03 PM   #1
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Tires

What are you guys using for tires up at the track? I will be going up there for the first time this year, ( i think it is a concreat track) but i am wondering if i should keep my michelin pros on or look into something else.

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Old 01-09-08, 03:29 PM   #2
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Unless you want to upgrade to tubulars, I think you're Michelin's are about as good as you can get. I see some smaller guys running 20 and 21s. Any advantage to this?
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they'll be fine.

just for curiosity what track and how steep is it?

the local track to me are encino 28 banking in the corners and concrete and the adt track, indoors, wood, and 45 banking. encino feels pretty flat after that and can pedal around really slowly on the corners with no worries (unless it's damp)
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its in derry, nh i think not really sure how the ends are banked.
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I race on the track you're talking about (NE Velodrome) weekly --- it's got very little banking and the surface is a little rough, so I wouldn't worry about upgrading tires. I use good tubulars, and probably a few others do also, but almost everyone is just using cheap clincher tires.
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I thought the banks on the NE velodrome were 17
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I thought the banks on the NE velodrome were 17
i think you're late on this discussion by about 5 months.

though, now that it's been bumped:

i just put an order for a set of conti attack/force on my shop's weekly qbp cart though after doing some research, i've been told that using cheaper vittoria ultra speeds or conti super sonics will do the same/better job cheaper and longer (due to tire rotation which you cannot do with attack/force due to directional rotation and specific front and rear tires). that said, one of the guys in the shop runs attack/force and he says he's got nearly 1200 miles on it, commuting that is.

edit: i ride at northbrook which has painted concrete and relatively shallow banking.
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