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Old 09-02-12, 11:37 AM
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New Tires and Speed Gains

I just put some new tires on my truck and I swear I feel a big difference in speed. Not only do they roll faster, but they are very smoother and they corner much better. They are 100 grams less than the old tires and I had them leave of the valve covers for less rotational weight as well.

I'm impressed!
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What did you have and what did you get? I thought you HAD GP 4000 S and got more of the same. No?
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Beanz was speaking, perhaps with his tongue firmly in cheek, of his truck. Just a little dig at equipment-obsessed cyclists, maybe?
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Ahem. I missed the "on my truck" comment.

I tell you what, I notice different tires on my car much more readily than I do on my bike...

I would like to see his truck on Continental GP 4000 S tires though.
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You're onto something Beanz,

Out of the cars i've owned over my lifetime the red ones were considerably faster. Never owned a red bike so could not compare. But the bike after a clean up/lube feels considerably faster, not to mention after new tires. Perhaps a red bike will give me that elusive extra 1 mph faster than riding 300+ miles a week.
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Ahem. I missed the "on my truck" comment.


I knew, I KNEW I should have included pictures for those "read by picture" types!..........
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you're onto something beanz,

out of the cars i've owned over my lifetime the red ones were considerably faster. Never owned a red bike so could not compare. But the bike after a clean up/lube feels considerably faster, not to mention after new tires. Perhaps a red bike will give me that elusive extra 1 mph faster than riding 300+ miles a week.
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