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Indoor clinchers? GP5000?

Old 09-29-21, 04:35 PM
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Indoor clinchers? GP5000?

Speccing my first track bike build.
indoor use only (mainly Derby)
mid like clinchers to not lose a days riding if I get a flat (itís a bit of a travel for me)
whatís the recommended tire? I can get w pair of GP5000 for £80, but are they a good tyre for indoor velodrome?
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Old 09-29-21, 07:32 PM
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The GP5000 is a good all-rounder tire. But there are faster tires for the velodrome. If you arenít going to run tubulars, look at a tire like the Vittoria Corsa Speed, which is lighter weight and lower rolling resistance than the GP5000. Unless I misunderstand the question just bring a tube, tire lever, and minipump with you in your jersey pocket if youíre worried about flats which should be rare inside.
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Old 09-30-21, 12:07 AM
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Originally Posted by billridesbikes View Post
The GP5000 is a good all-rounder tire. But there are faster tires for the velodrome. If you arenít going to run tubulars, look at a tire like the Vittoria Corsa Speed, which is lighter weight and lower rolling resistance than the GP5000. Unless I misunderstand the question just bring a tube, tire lever, and minipump with you in your jersey pocket if youíre worried about flats which should be rare inside.
Iíll take a look at the Vitoria, thanks.
itís a bit more than the conti (~140 a pair rather than 80 a pair)

I donít think Iíll have them in my jersey pocket, but Iíll definitely take the spares
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Originally Posted by BennyBikes View Post
Iíll take a look at the Vitoria, thanks.
itís a bit more than the conti (~140 a pair rather than 80 a pair)

I donít think Iíll have them in my jersey pocket, but Iíll definitely take the spares
Vittoria make track specific tyres, the Pista Control is a good option for a tyre designed specifically for the track.
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Old 09-30-21, 07:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Minion1 View Post
Vittoria make track specific tyres, the Pista Control is a good option for a tyre designed specifically for the track.
^ Nice. I didnít know the Pista tires came in clincher too. (Itís only money OP, someone has to support the poor bicycle industry workers)
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The Pista Control looks like an outdoor velodrome tyre

also considering the P Zero TT
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Old 09-30-21, 11:18 AM
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Veloflex Record comes in clincher, too.
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Old 09-30-21, 03:44 PM
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Any non coloured (black) tyre should be fine. Colours show the use of silica compounds which = slippery on the boards.

If you’re strictly indoors, use whatever. You shouldn’t have to worry about flats. Carry your bike into the velo so you don’t pick up any nasties on the way in or out. If they’re clinchers, why are you worried about flats and losing a day? You might lose some skin if you crash, but taking a spare tube means back to going in 5-10min

For training any tyre will be fine. But when it comes to races something lighter and higher pressure is nicer
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If you haven't already bought the wheels then I'd definitely get tubular wheels with a pair of Vittoria pista controls stuck on them. Tubs run better on the track and usually are easier to handle if you get a puncture while riding which should be a rare occurrence if you look after them. Dan, the mechanic at Derby, will stick them on for you at a really good price.
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Old 10-02-21, 10:15 AM
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+1 for sew-ups if it’s not too late. I also run the Vittoria Pista tubulars 23mm at 110psi. I have never gotten a flat on the track.
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