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Tyre choice for on/off road race

MikeWWMikeWW Posts: 723
edited January 2013 in Amateur race
Entered the LVRC OMLOOP VAN DER DRIE DORPEN race . Scroll down the page here http://lvrc.org/latest_news.asp
So sections include this
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this
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and this
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Anyone got any suggestions on tyre choice?

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  • MikeWWMikeWW Posts: 723
    OK Thanks
    Not cheap are they!
  • Dess1eDess1e Posts: 239
    No, but then factor in the cost of entering and driving down to Daventry and not finishing due to a puncture and it starts to look cheaper.

    I'd have been tempted to ride that myself, but I'm supporting my sister in the Paris Marathon that weekend.
  • Jim CJim C Posts: 333
    Michelin Krylion Carbon highly recommended by a previous winner of the Rutland Melton cicle classic. Terrain looks similar

    Now called Pro4 Endurance - I think. Someone correct me please
    jc
  • racingcondorracingcondor Posts: 1,434
    Tub or clincher?

    I'd probably go with either a Pave or a GP 4 Season. Depending on the length of the off road sections you might want to look at 25mm tyres etc.
  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    As long as the tracks aren't flinty, I'd go for a wider tyre for volume and grip - Challenge Pariji Roubaix are slightly cheaper than Open Paves.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • ProssPross Posts: 23,731
    I saw that race advertised when browsing for my first season of LVRC events. Looked interesting and a bit different but it's a bit of a trek though so probably won't bother. Be interested to here your experience of it.
  • MikeWWMikeWW Posts: 723
    Pross wrote:
    I saw that race advertised when browsing for my first season of LVRC events. Looked interesting and a bit different but it's a bit of a trek though so probably won't bother. Be interested to here your experience of it.
    Will be happy to give you some feedback. Think it was filling up fast when I entered
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