Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 51 to 57 of 57
  1. #51
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    San Francisco, CA
    My Bikes
    Marin Stelvio, Pogliaghi road, Panasonic track, Dolan DF3
    Posts
    670
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    They're not that precious. But they are race-only, and not your weekly local races. I've never had an issue and have only ridden on an indoor velodrome a handful of times. Use 'em, I bet you will like.

  2. #52
    Senior Member TrackMonkey7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    70
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm curious what tubulars would be appropriate for racing primarily at Kissena and T-Town. I'm guessing whatever tire would be appropriate for those tracks wouldn't necessarily be suitable for Forest City or the Pittsburgh track (is it rideable yet?).

    My first choices would be Vittoria or Conti, though from what I hear, the Vittorias might be too delicate for Kissena, and Contis seem to have random issues. Strange, since I'm loving my Supersonic clinchers at Kissena.

  3. #53
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Ontario
    My Bikes
    T1, S2, P3
    Posts
    278
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    from my experience you can run pretty well any tire you want on indoor wood. Obviously some are faster than others, but Ive had track tires, old road tires and everything inbetween at FCV. If you only want 1 set then buy something for the concrete (vittoria corsa?) and it will be fine on wood. Only concern at FCV is if its brand new you should scuff it up a bit with sand paper.

  4. #54
    Elitist carleton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    11,022
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by gtrob View Post
    from my experience you can run pretty well any tire you want on indoor wood. Obviously some are faster than others, but Ive had track tires, old road tires and everything inbetween at FCV. If you only want 1 set then buy something for the concrete (vittoria corsa?) and it will be fine on wood. Only concern at FCV is if its brand new you should scuff it up a bit with sand paper.
    You must weigh 120lbs.


  5. #55
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    1,460
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by gtrob View Post
    from my experience you can run pretty well any tire you want on indoor wood.
    Not recommended to use just any tyre on timber!

    From Safety Information - National Cycling Centre Mancester

    Do not use Michelin tyres or any dual compound tyres or tyres with coloured treads.
    For tyres that run well on both concrete and timber, I use all black Vittoria Corsa Evo CX tubulars. For clinchers that run well both outdoors and indoors I recommend Vittoria Diamante Pro Lights.
    http://climbinglama.blogspot.com.au

  6. #56
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Ontario
    My Bikes
    T1, S2, P3
    Posts
    278
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    sorry I should have been more specific. Not any tire will do, I meant most road slick tires will do and you dont need specific track tubulars. I run old GP4000s clinchers and some vittoria slicks at FCV all the time (like 3xweek) without issue. I dont race on them, but for training I dont see the problem. All the rental bikes are just low end road tires (slicks sanded down). And im 195lbs btw!

    But no, your touring tires or CX tires are not going to work out

  7. #57
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    8
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hello all... I'm looking to get back into track riding at a velodrome in Los Angeles. I used to ride on the Olympic Velodrome at Domiguez hills which was concrete outside. Now it is a inside wood track. Any suggestions on tires? I'm 6'2" and 275#'s - I have nightmares about a tubular rolling off when I'm doing a flying 200.

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •