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Old 10-02-20, 10:01 AM
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I may regret this but I don’t think they can be worse than my last tire.
The reputation is really good flat protection but pretty rough ride. Since they are 28's you can drop the PSI and, I hope, have a reasonable ride quality.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
It's pretty accurate. And I feel like crap today, which often goes together with emotional troughs. Don't know if it's a delayed reaction to the flu shot or something else and that sapped all my energy, but right now I can't deal with anything. Tried riding, couldn't warm up, and couldn't wait to get home and curl up on the couch. Sick day.
I expect it will pass, hope you feel better ASAP.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
It's pretty accurate. And I feel like crap today, which often goes together with emotional troughs. Don't know if it's a delayed reaction to the flu shot or something else and that sapped all my energy, but right now I can't deal with anything. Tried riding, couldn't warm up, and couldn't wait to get home and curl up on the couch. Sick day.
Get well soon so you can continue to dominate the podium.
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Originally Posted by datlas
The reputation is really good flat protection but pretty rough ride. Since they are 28's you can drop the PSI and, I hope, have a reasonable ride quality.
I changed my rear tire mid-day during a week-long tour after my tubeless tire failed. I could instantly feel the ride difference.
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I may regret this but I don’t think they can be worse than my last tire.
You don't expect to better any of my Williamsburg PRs on those, do you?

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Originally Posted by datlas
I expect it will pass, hope you feel better ASAP.

Same. Hope you feel better soon!
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
It's pretty accurate. And I feel like crap today, which often goes together with emotional troughs. Don't know if it's a delayed reaction to the flu shot or something else and that sapped all my energy, but right now I can't deal with anything. Tried riding, couldn't warm up, and couldn't wait to get home and curl up on the couch. Sick day.
Hang in there. It will get better sometime. Probably.
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I may regret this but I don’t think they can be worse than my last tire.
Let us know how they feel to you. I got several a while back and they feel sluggish to me. I don't get the physics of why a tyre would make a meaningful difference on speed, but it sure felt that way.

Thus, instead of putting on both wheels I have one Gatorskin and one GP5000 on the bike.
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I have never used gatorskins and pretty much used exclusively GP4000s the past decade or so on my road bikes. I hope I am not missing out.

#TireFOMO
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I don't actually believe that gatorskin FOMO is a thing.
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Originally Posted by datlas
I don't actually believe that gatorskin FOMO is a thing.
I don't even FOMO any Conti bicycle tyre offerings.
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Originally Posted by datlas
I hope I am not missing out.
You are. I got mine for like $25. #Thrifty
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
You are. I got mine for like $25. #Thrifty
I gave a Gatorskin to a friend of mine a couple of months ago.

It was a 23, however. #aeroiseverything
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
You are. I got mine for like $25. #Thrifty
Last time I stocked up on GP4000sII I believe I paid about $30 each.

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I wonder how many extra people will be tempted to peek into the thread, out of curiosity, upon seeing the XXX in the thread name.

#Pervs .
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I wonder how many extra people will be tempted to peek into the thread, out of curiosity, upon seeing the XXX in the thread name.

#Pervs .
I know for certain some people like to swing by periodically to make sure we're not getting away with anything they feel they can't get away with.

Sad.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
You don't expect to better any of my Williamsburg PRs on those, do you?

If I do, what does that say about you?

joking.


Test road then didn’t feel terrible. After hearing how terrible these things are I did feel slower but it was prolly all in my head.

Velo is the GP 5000 on the front or rear?
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Originally Posted by datlas
I don't actually believe that gatorskin FOMO is a thing.

Seems like most people are using these here. I bought one local and ordered one on excel. Plan is ride these for a little bit and then get the 5000 and save these for back up. If I don’t mind the ride then I’ll just ride then til the break. The shop wanted 85 for 32 gp 5000
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Seems like most people are using these here. I bought one local and ordered one on excel. Plan is ride these for a little bit and then get the 5000 and save these for back up. If I don’t mind the ride then I’ll just ride then til the break. The shop wanted 85 for 32 gp 5000
I generally like to support the LBS, but since you can get tires online for HALF the LBS price, I can't justify paying retail for tires.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Velo is the GP 5000 on the front or rear?
I rotate tyres front to back when I replace, so both.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
I know for certain some people like to swing by periodically to make sure we're not getting away with anything they feel they can't get away with.

Sad.
Fear of other people having fun (FOOPHAF).
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Crack sealing phase one complete. Now we wait. But not for long.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
I wonder how many extra people will be tempted to peek into the thread, out of curiosity, upon seeing the XXX in the thread name.

#Pervs .
I saw the LXXX and noted how nicely balanced it looked. The perv angle never crossed my mind.
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