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Tubeless for wet conditions recommendation needed

Old 01-05-22, 12:40 PM
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Tubeless for wet conditions recommendation needed

Hi all, I been riding 25mm IRC RBCC tubeless for the last 5 years (on my 3rd set now) and was fairly happy with the traction and everything. However, was riding yesterday and took a nasty sleep in a sharp turn, basically the bike just slid sideways beneath me at about 25m/h. Bye-bye my favorite merino wool jersey and bibs, as well as some skin :-(
Anyways, need recommendation for some grippy wet-weather friendly tubeless tires. Thanks!
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Old 01-05-22, 01:14 PM
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I have no advice for you on the tires, but will offer this suggestion: some manufacturers have crash replacement or repair policies for their apparel -- could be worth checking out. Otherwise, a good seamstress might be able to repair your garments.

Heal up fast!
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I tried the IRC Formula RBCC in between sets of Schwalbe Pro One, and prefer the P1s, which I wholly trust in any conditions, including wet/rain. I didn’t have any specific performance fault with the IRC, but rather had a couple of unfortunate tread cuts coupled with their more difficult mounting (compared to P1) which soured me on them. Anyway, Pro One I’ve pushed hard in the wet, and I love the sure-footedness and predictability, so I can recommend that tire.
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I only rode on Shwalbe Pro One once in a rain. They seem fine.
That being said you binning it might not be tire related. Could have been some slick stuff on the road.
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And you made sure it's strictly a being wet issue?

If it was some oily residue being raised by the rain or a slimy patch of algae or some other slick substance contaminating the road surface, then grippy isn't going to help much.
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Thanks guys, you are right, might be too quick to judge, it is possible some oil residue. Anyways, heard a lot good things about Shwalbe, will try them.
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Thank you, I will check it out!
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all it takes is a clump of moist grass clippings to gump it up.
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I've survived some very wet rides with very steep (like 20%+ steep) twisty descents on Pirelli P Zero Race TLR and Cinturato Velo. No scary moments on either of those, especially the latter which I think is a great winter option.
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+1 on the P Zero Race TLR, rains a lot in Florida and they seem very grippy, but at the same time, if you have only had one bad experience, although a falling is always bad, I would not trade tires unless I could feel it being suspect more than this one time.
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Originally Posted by Iride01 View Post
And you made sure it's strictly a being wet issue?

If it was some oily residue being raised by the rain or a slimy patch of algae or some other slick substance contaminating the road surface, then grippy isn't going to help much.
Indeed. I once lowsided on a gentle curve thanks to someone losing the oil drain plug from their car after a fresh oil change. Thus the oil slick wasn’t quite so obvious, plus I was three decades younger and less attuned to such dangers.
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