I have a Mongoose Maurice 2010 (black which I was intending to use for commuting to office occasionally (20 odd miles 1 way). However the first day itself the back tire went flat half way
I am riding on city roads in Manchester, which are not very smooth. I am sure I have not bumped in any pot holes (as I was riding with moderate care). The tires on the bike are Continental Thunderbird 25c (one that comes with it).
Since I am more or less new to the ever evolving bicycle technologies, I would be grateful if somebody could clear up some things. Well here is the deal. I intend to buy a bicycle, a road bike, drop bars etc. but the most puzzling part for me are the tires. My rides will definitely be on tarmac but not so clean and without potholes, so there are debris present almost on every kilometer of the road here (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
Hi folks - I've just set up my indoor torture facility in the garage, and after the first ride I've already noticed a change in my rear tire. I know that wear is accelerated on a trainer, and plan to get a trainer tire this week. However - I need a spare wheel to put it on. It clearly doesn't need to be an amazing one, and I'd like to keep the cost of it down as much as possible. It'll need an Ultegra standard 10 speed cassette on it.
Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
Just a quick post on this topic. I recently decided to try tubeless tires on the strength of good reviews on Hutchinson's Fusion 3s (and out of curiosity). I don't have tubeless compatible wheels so I had to convert.
Road.cc had a good piece on this but I could find little else online about what sounded like a daunting prospect - so I decided to write about the process as a little how to. You can read about it here: http://theinquisition.eu/wordpress/2010/06/road-tubeless/
Anyway, I hope this will help if you are curious about what it takes to do. Its actually quite easy.
I'm planning on getting a new bike soon - a very nice bike. Probably a Ridley Noah.
In looking at wheels the question of tubular v clincher has come up.
I've always used clinchers so I've got no idea whether its worth making the switch to tubs.
What are the benefits ? Supposedly extra comfort, less rolling resistance... anything else ? And the downsides... aren't they hard to change and fit ?
And has anyone used the Shimano Tubeless carbon ?
I want a set of tires that I can go on canal tow paths ok but aren't knobbly or built like welly boots!