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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 06-11-11, 09:25 PM   #1
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Will I be ok using this tire (R4 Aero 700 x 22)

Does anyone have any experience with the R4 aero from Bontrager? It's a narrower, aero tire. I'm putting upgrading from the stock front wheel on my Fuji (Alex AClass AKX R1.0) with a Mavic Kysrium Equipe to match the rear I already have, and I'm looking to improve on the tire while I'm at it. My wife won us a pair of high end tires at a triathlon night that we haven't used. They're 700x22, so a little narrower than I'm used to, but I'm going to run it as a front only. I've heard a few concerns about durability, and Im running it for a half iron and potentially a full iron later, only a couple training rides between.
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