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01-07-19, 12:58 PM
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Posted By wgscott

I am really worried that re-branding "Compass" to...

I am really worried that re-branding "Compass" to "Rene Herse Cycles" is going to add needless weight to these tires and reduce their compliance and increase their rolling resistance.
07-25-18, 08:47 AM
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Posted By wgscott

So mine survived the Crater Lake test without...

So mine survived the Crater Lake test without incident. (The roads are beat up, but shouldn't have much crap on them compared to city streets.)

The bad news: I put my 28mm Clement Strada 120 TPI...
07-21-18, 09:33 PM
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Posted By wgscott

I just took off my perfectly good GP4000S-II and...

I just took off my perfectly good GP4000S-II and replaced them with a third set of 38mm Compi.

I shall try them at Crater Lake. What could possibly go wrong?
06-30-18, 05:08 PM
Replies: 173
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Posted By wgscott

FWIW, Amazon has a 2-pack of GP4000S-II for $80.

FWIW, Amazon has a 2-pack of GP4000S-II for $80.
06-29-18, 08:56 PM
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Posted By wgscott

noglider I think I have a little bit better...

noglider

I think I have a little bit better understanding of what is going on.

Briefly, I have a commute home that involves about 2000 ft of climbing over 11 miles, a little over 1/4 of which...
06-29-18, 06:52 PM
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Posted By wgscott

Just to update a helpful update, the tires still...

Just to update a helpful update, the tires still do not suck.


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06-29-18, 11:20 AM
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Posted By wgscott

At risk of going all gender-binary on you ... ...

At risk of going all gender-binary on you ...

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06-28-18, 08:07 PM
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Posted By wgscott

The only other ones I have tried are Clement...

The only other ones I have tried are Clement XPLOR MSO (120 TPI, 40mm) and USH (120 TPI, 35 mm). Those ride significantly better than the Nano on road, but the Compass is in a different category.
06-28-18, 02:25 PM
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Posted By wgscott

Subsequent the the litigation initiated by...

Subsequent the the litigation initiated by Specialized, Inc., that city is now to be referred to as Robertsville.
06-28-18, 09:56 AM
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Posted By wgscott

I'll stop polluting your thread after a final...

I'll stop polluting your thread after a final photo-bombing sortie:

(1) Wife's bike, after the transformation:
...
06-28-18, 09:40 AM
Replies: 173
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Posted By wgscott

I could definitely get the 44mm on the front...

I could definitely get the 44mm on the front (Enve cyclocross fork). It will be really a close squeeze on the back. I was originally going to get these, then I decided to try the knobby tires...
06-28-18, 09:16 AM
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Posted By wgscott

Yes, but ... I put ... I put Vittoria Corsa G+...

Yes, but ... I put ... I put Vittoria Corsa G+ Graphene 28mm gumwalls on instead, in a moment of doubt. (There is a thread here somewhere in which I was talked out of the Compass alternative, and I...
06-28-18, 09:12 AM
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Posted By wgscott

You are a true Coeur d' Aleneian.

You are a true Coeur d' Aleneian.
06-28-18, 09:09 AM
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Posted By wgscott

:eek: Actually, I lied, these tires truly...

:eek:

Actually, I lied, these tires truly suck and cause erectile disfunction, paranoid schizophrenia and anal hemorrhage. Nobody buy them, please. (No point in depleting a limited supply,...
06-28-18, 09:01 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 30,023
Posted By wgscott

Just to clarify, this is relative to my WTB...

Just to clarify, this is relative to my WTB Nanos, which really suck on road (but in terms of the tread and width (40mm) are my closest comparison). I was still about 1 mph slower than my "personal...
06-28-18, 08:58 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 30,023
Posted By wgscott

Thank you. Though I am unworthy of your praise,...

Thank you. Though I am unworthy of your praise, I am grateful nonetheless.




Similarly, during my on-road shake-down test ride, I realized I had forgotten to shift to the smaller front...
06-28-18, 08:43 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 30,023
Posted By wgscott

noglider: I thought I was being downright...

noglider: I thought I was being downright inarticulate, by comparison, when conveying my giddiness.

The tires are indeed quite mind-boggling.

I made the tactical decision to put a set on my...
06-27-18, 09:50 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 30,023
Posted By wgscott

I just bought a pair of Compass 700C x 38...

I just bought a pair of Compass 700C x 38 Steilacooms.

Everything you said is ... true.

WTF?

There is no apparent penalty to be paid for riding knobbies on pavement, even when climbing steep...
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