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Michelin Power Time Trial for a Century?

Old 04-26-20, 02:02 PM
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Michelin Power Time Trial for a Century?

Looking at the rolling resistance rate on these tires they seem like they might make doing a Century just a touch easier. Iíll be attempting my first this fall and looking for anything that will help. Opinions ?
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My first century was on 2.125x26 tires on my Worksman cruiser. The right tires are important if you're trying to take 10 seconds off your time, otherwise, not a big issue.
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A century race, maybe? A century ride or audax, I don't see the point. Especially if you may be sacrificing durability or puncture resistance over whatever you're using now.
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I've been riding a slower but still quick tire, the vittoria corsa, for a few years of audax and it seems to have led to a perception of an easier time to put down the same speed that I used to. I think just moving away from something like gatorskins or marathons would help a lot.
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Compared to what? They'll save you 20 watts compared to Gatorskins, 3 watts compared to Conti 5000. Of course fast tires will help. Be sure to run latex tubes in them. Also tight clothing, nothing flapping, ever.
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