Track Tyres 20mm or 23mm

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Track Tyres 20mm or 23mm

Postby mikesbytes » Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:42 am

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Re: Track Tyres 20mm or 23mm

Postby singletracking » Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:03 am



When rolling resistance is more important than compliance?

In application - an indoor timber velodrome with a super-smooth surface allows you to run a skinnier, harder tyre that would be too much of a handfull on a rougher, bumpier outdoor track where you'd want the additional bag of a 23mm tyre.

Or you could go for singles... :wink:
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Postby mikesbytes » Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:06 pm

I'll be doing most of my training on a concrete track and most of my racing on a wooden track
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Postby Birdman » Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:58 pm

Two wheelsets...for both types....

Hell buy 7 sets one for each day of the week !!!

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Postby mikesbytes » Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:05 pm

I'm thinking 20mm on the front and 23mm on the rear.

Bloke I know runs 140psi on concrete and 160psi on wood. Don't think I'll go that hard myself.
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Postby tallywhacker » Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:36 pm

that high with clinchers on a track is not good, makes it easier to roll the bead off the rim as I found out first hand. At 100kg I was using 145psi, recommended that I drop that down to 130psi max. If you need to run higher pressures use tubulars.
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Postby 531db » Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:41 pm

20mm will be fine on both Dunc Gray II and Tempe.
23mm is what you might prefer on bumpier tracks such as Muswellbrook, Queanbeyan etc.

I use 20C Conti's on the Guerciotti at DG II, Illawarra and Goulburn.
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Postby mikesbytes » Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:38 pm

Thanks Guys,

I've never ran more than 130psi, can't see myself ever going to 160psi, not even at Dunc Gray.

What is the surface like at Lidcome ?
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Re: Track Tyres 20mm or 23mm

Postby notdjp » Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:41 am

Is there any benefit to riding the wider tyre on the front? I ride on an outdoor track and just realised last night that the second-hand track bike I have has 21mm on the rear and 23mm on the front. :?
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Re: Track Tyres 20mm or 23mm

Postby mikesbytes » Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:42 pm

This old thread has been dug out

Unlike my statement in 2008, I've been using 20mm on the front and 23mm on the rear. I use 140psi on concrete and 160psi on wood.
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Re: Track Tyres 20mm or 23mm

Postby toppity » Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:20 pm

mikesbytes wrote:This old thread has been dug out

Unlike my statement in 2008, I've been using 20mm on the front and 23mm on the rear. I use 140psi on concrete and 160psi on wood.


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Re: Track Tyres 20mm or 23mm

Postby notdjp » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:24 pm

Any thoughts on riding the 23 at the front and the 20 on the rear?
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Re: Track Tyres 20mm or 23mm

Postby mikesbytes » Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:51 pm

notdjp wrote:Any thoughts on riding the 23 at the front and the 20 on the rear?


20mm gives better aero on the front
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Re: Track Tyres 20mm or 23mm

Postby notdjp » Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:03 am

Hmm. Thanks. Thought the 20 may have been put on the front for better control ...
Will swap them around to see if it makes any difference.
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