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Re: What do you ride, and why?
« Reply #30 on: May 25, 2012, 09:04:31 AM »
Re "buzzy", the carbon Tarmac with tri fortezzas at 140psi is a much harsher ride than the Ti Lynskey with GP4000s 25's at 90psi, that's self-evident. 

At race pace I have never felt any discomfort on the Tarmac, even after 4 hours, but on a regular ride with lots of sitting up and whatnot, after a few hours I sometimes need to shake out my hands.  It's not something that needs fixing, it's just the character of the ride.  Nobody gets a Tarmac for long distance comfort.

Yes a tarmac is not a "comfort" bike, but I've been able to ride 5-6 hours on all my bikes with relative comfort and they've a''been setup pretty aggressive, S-Works, CAAD9, Madones.  You should be able to ride your bike all day without discomfort, aside from the usual soreness of a long ride.  I don't want to "debate" back and forth, but your race bike should be comfortable.

And yeah, I would be willing to wager the 140psi may have something to do with the hands buzzing, I ride 65mm wheels which are real stiff, but I only run 115\120psi.
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Re: What do you ride, and why?
« Reply #31 on: May 25, 2012, 10:39:16 AM »
Get some gp4000s 25mm with latex tubes.


You could ride a solid block of steel and it wouldn't feel buzzy.

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Re: What do you ride, and why?
« Reply #32 on: May 25, 2012, 10:49:21 AM »
GC, before you spend a dime, take 10psi out of your tires.

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Re: What do you ride, and why?
« Reply #33 on: May 25, 2012, 11:31:32 AM »
or 20...
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Re: What do you ride, and why?
« Reply #34 on: May 25, 2012, 11:40:48 AM »
or 20...


Depending on weight, he could probably go to 90-110 like a normal person!

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Re: What do you ride, and why?
« Reply #35 on: May 25, 2012, 12:06:17 PM »
Like I said, I ride 25c tires 90 psi on the other bike and it's plush... I like the tri fortezzas pumped up for racing. There's no problem to be solved here.

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Re: What do you ride, and why?
« Reply #36 on: May 25, 2012, 12:20:15 PM »
If you train on race pressure, it's going to be buzzy. Just sayin'.

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Re: What do you ride, and why?
« Reply #37 on: May 25, 2012, 12:21:14 PM »
But we like to argue debate :P
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Re: What do you ride, and why?
« Reply #38 on: May 25, 2012, 12:42:26 PM »
If you train on race pressure, it's going to be buzzy. Just sayin'.


Why would you want that pressure for racing. Overinflation = more rolling resistance and worse cornering, no?

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Re: What do you ride, and why?
« Reply #39 on: May 25, 2012, 12:48:58 PM »
See what I mean...   ;)


I'm with ygduf here, no need for 140psi on rides.
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Re: What do you ride, and why?
« Reply #40 on: May 25, 2012, 01:07:54 PM »

Why would you want that pressure for racing. Overinflation = more rolling resistance and worse cornering, no?

I don't know about rolling resistance because I don't regularly measure it, but too much pressure can cause cornering adhesion issues, as well as jumping around during hard accelerations. I have found over the years that choosing the right tire pressure for a race is an art. What I run depends on the race, the course, my strategy, and what wheels and tires I am running. There really isn't any correlation between one rider's choice and another's..

During the double gold medal race I had some rear wheel skipping issues on a rough section of the course that was on a left hand turn in the middle of the little hill. I wound up swinging a little wider than the best line to avoid it. My race wheels had a flat before I started warming up so I switched over to the training wheelset, which was better than having one race wheel and one training wheel. The pressure must have gone up since they sat in the hot sun for a while.

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Re: What do you ride, and why?
« Reply #41 on: May 25, 2012, 01:08:00 PM »

I'm with ygduf here


You had me at "I'm with ygduf here".

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Re: What do you ride, and why?
« Reply #42 on: May 25, 2012, 01:08:52 PM »
Get a room.

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Re: What do you ride, and why?
« Reply #43 on: May 25, 2012, 01:14:08 PM »
Get a room.


Cyclists do it outdoors.

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Re: What do you ride, and why?
« Reply #44 on: May 25, 2012, 02:17:20 PM »
Alright, get a tree.