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Old 12-30-17, 10:36 PM
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Oye! I did 41 miles on the PR this morning, and it was rough. But it was a difficult day to judge the ride. There was a moderate head and cross wind, fog, cold and the extra ten pounds on my body from the holidays. I knew I wouldn't have an answer in one ride, so I'll continue to repeat the adventure the next few weeks.


I did notice that the Bike Friday, with the 20 inch wheels gives a harsher ride. I felt the bumps a bit more, and even with the same saddle as on my Cannondale, by butt was a bit more sore than usual.
Wider tires will help, so will a lower tire pressure, but there won't be many choices to tire widths.

On my most recent 200km brevet with the BF, I had also pumped the 1" Schwalbe Ultremo hard, and that was really jerky along a 1hr long stretch with bad roads.
Once the Ultremos reach replacement time, I'm swapping over to 1 1/8" tires.
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Old 12-30-17, 10:51 PM
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I did notice that the Bike Friday, with the 20 inch wheels gives a harsher ride. I felt the bumps a bit more, and even with the same saddle as on my Cannondale, by butt was a bit more sore than usual.
What tires are you using? My BF PR came with 1 1/8" IRC tires and I've switched to a Primo Comet 1 3/8" tire in the rear partly for a smoother ride and also when I tour with most of the camping weight on the rear rack. Although the width is listed as 1 3/8" (37mm) it's actually closer to 32mm - but still significantly wider than the original IRC tire.
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Old 12-31-17, 01:57 PM
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My BF PR came with Kenda KWest 1 7/8" tires. They can be pumped up to 100psi, and I pumped them to about 90 psi.
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My BF PR came with Kenda KWest 1 7/8" tires. They can be pumped up to 100psi, and I pumped them to about 90 psi.
You must be talking about 1 1/8" instead...at such high pressure.
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pocket rocket ? 451 rims? Probably a typo.
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