- Paris-Roubaix thoughts (tire based I'm afraid)
We’ve entered the 140km ride the day before the main race (so we can see how it’s really done) and am just thinking about sorting ourselves out beforehand. We’ve ridden in and around that area in the past and have ridden RvV 3 times in the past so we know what’s coming up. Just having some thoughts about tires (yes, sorry).Posted 6 years ago
We’ll be riding carbon cyclocross bikes, but still to decide what wheels – probably Eurus, but might go for Neutrons. We have in already Vittoria Pave Evo CG 24 which worked very well at RvV but I do have a pair of Grand Prix GP 4 Season 28 which I can borrow from my Portland, and there’s plenty of time to order another pair.
Advice from those who’ve ridden it before please – is bigger better or will 24s be just fine?
Not ridden the route, but have ridden the pave… I would say a 28 would be better, I would consider going bigger, but I am bigger myself.
A sticky compound will help as the cobbles can be slippery and slick.
Have a google about the gravel racing that is going in the US, not exactly the same, but you may find something useful. Having said that, find out what the pros ride, and use the same tyres, after all you want to experience the Paris Roubaix, and if you wanted it to be easy and comfortable you would not even be there.
Posted 6 years agoWaderiderMember
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