- Frith Hill Tyre Choice
I have just been up there and ridden some of the course. Currently very dry, even dusty in places, there are a couple of puddles, but you can ride around them all. I was on Small Block 8 tyres and they were fine.
The forecast for tomorrow looks to be a bit wet. I don’t think there has ever been a proper wet race a Frith Hill before, so not really sure how it will hold up to lots of rain and riders. Generally it is a fairly hard surface that drains well, and no clay, so I think it will be okay. I would imagine a few more roots will appear and a few sections will get cut up. Personally I would stick with the Rocket Rons, as there will be lots of sections where speed is more important than grip.Posted 4 years ago
It was a bit of a mud-fest wasn’t it.Posted 4 years ago
Personally I rather enjoy these conditions as they provide a decent bike skills challenge and am proud that I didn’t crash once despite many slithers.
Handily I had a 2.4 xr4 on the front at 15psi (riding rigid SS so needed the cushoining). Turned out to be a good tyre to have on in those conditions.
More fun than staying at home anyway.
Crumbs! That was tricky. Rocket Rons here and didn’t crash although I had to unclip up all those little dips. Managed all the long climbs at least once.Posted 4 years ago
Note to self- don’t bother with a sighting lap next time it’s so mucky 😀
Balls and balance seemed more important than skill today although some of the women were fantastic through that last section!curiousyellowSubscriber
Rollindoughnut, think I had a chat with you as you finished! Last 3rd of the course was an absolute slitherfest, but really enjoyed it once we settled in. Deeply regretting not pushing harder and wearing my glasses for two laps. Could not see a thing through them!Posted 4 years ago
Had a Nic in front and a Racing Ralph in the back. Don’t think any tyre choice would have helped with grip in those conditions.
The mud on that final 1/3 was different wasn’t it. Every lap, as soon as I got there, the massive slides appeared. At one point, I thought I was going to do a 180 lol
I must admit, I had as much wheelspin as I did front end slides. If I’d only had one mud tyre I reckon I too might have put it on the rear.Posted 4 years agojohnnySubscriber
I had RR front and rear, so most of my cornering was sideways, followed by comedy wheelspinning.
In retrospect, deciding to do the race while nursing a cold probably wasn’t the wisest idea, so after half of the first lap, i just focussed on trying to keep riding smoothly and consistently. Bit frustrating not feeling i could push harder…
Roll on November, might be drier then!Posted 4 years ago
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