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Old 04-03-16, 11:48 AM
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Awesome!! How was it setting up the VO Metallic Braid cable? I've heard it's a little stiff working with it.
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Originally Posted by Parabolous
Awesome!! How was it setting up the VO Metallic Braid cable? I've heard it's a little stiff working with it.
It is somewhat stiff compared to other housing. But it conforms once you give it a hefty bend or two with your hands. I also used an extra wrap of electrical tape when doing the handlebar routing to make sure it stayed snug when hooking up the brakes. Overall no problems with it even though it is noticeably stiffer. It looks fantastic too.
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So you like the Continental GP Classics? I've been thinking I want my next set of tires to be skinwall/gumwall/whatever, but I really like the ride quality of the GP4000s. Is it a big step down?
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So you like the Continental GP Classics? I've been thinking I want my next set of tires to be skinwall/gumwall/whatever, but I really like the ride quality of the GP4000s. Is it a big step down?
From the small amount of riding I've done so far on these (30 miles), they feel very nice. I've never actually used GP4000s. According to Conti's website, they both use the black chili compound, and the Classics are only 5 grams heavier than 4000 IIs. Tread has a different pattern but does not look deeper to me than the 4000s. I'd guess they ride pretty similarly.
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I think the classics are 3 layers of 60 tpi fabric instead of 3 layers of 110 tpi fabric for the 4000s. I've also been considering the Clement Strada which comes in skinwall in 25 but again is 60 tpi. I don't know that I can actually tell the difference between 110 and 60 tpi, so it might not matter.
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