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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:47 pm 
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http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/04/bikes-and-tech/what-tires-wheels-and-pressures-were-roubaix-riders-running_212925


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:01 am 
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vivelesalpes wrote:

Interesting :D


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Yup, run the fattest tyres you can - 25mm tyres have 20% more volume than 23s, so make a noticeable difference. Dropping your tyre pressure helps with comfort and grip too.

I rode L'eroica with some 32mm file tread CX tubs on my Gios - I was cruising the downhills and was getting grip on the climbs whilst others struggled on skinny tyres.


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Carbon or good quality aluminium (Dura Ace Easton) or titanium seat post with a bit of give also helps massively.

It was like night and day changing my ITM Millenium to a Carbon post.

Some pros have also been known for using really narrow ~25mm posts using shims for fitment to give additional compliance.


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I seem to remember that some manufacturers (Clement, Vittoria??) made special tubulars just for P-R with larger casings. I'm sure Barry Hoban mentions them somewhere in an article.


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