- How much speed will I lose if…
if you’ve only had a road bike a week…
are you using the original tyres? what are they, and what pressures do you use? are the pressures correct for your weight (online calculators to help with this eg on vittoria’s website)?
not scientific, but…
I found reducing pressures and running a slightly fatter tyre helped to increase my journey speed despite lowering my max speed. max speed on smooth tarmac. most of journey on rough/broken tarmac where tyre compliance steamrolls it smoother for me.
I am definitely slower when I don my winter/wet weather jackets.
in preparation for riding the singlespeed I am building, I have banned myself from using bottom three gears. not being able to be lazy on the uphills has had a massive impact on my times.
my 2pPosted 4 years agoneilsonwheelsMember
Baggies = bees up shorts = not good.
Baggies in the cooler weather means a loss of heat and a cold breeze/gale whipping round your nuts.
Lycra shorts have their place on a road bike. They are practical. Same goes for bib tights on the winter. You might look like a bit of a tit but the practicality of them out weighs the looks.Posted 4 years ago
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