Recomended Tubes and Tires

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Re: Recomended Tubes and Tires

Postby Chris Thornham » August 6th, 2014, 6:13 pm

Excellent! Then 25s it is.

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Re: Recomended Tubes and Tires

Postby Tangerinetrip » August 11th, 2014, 3:55 am

Hello guys.

Just awaiting my delivery of my Flo 60/60.

Just wondering what tires you guys are running on a BMC Timemachine. I use GP4000s on my roadie so I'm keen to go for those. 23 vs 25mm? Any issues with clearance with 25mm?

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Re: Recomended Tubes and Tires

Postby Chris Thornham » August 11th, 2014, 9:57 am

I don't have any personal experience with the Timemachine and tires, BUT for aerodynamics, I would point you towards 23s.

Does that help?
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Re: Recomended Tubes and Tires

Postby Tangerinetrip » August 12th, 2014, 9:05 am

Yeah that's great. Thanks
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Re: Recomended Tubes and Tires

Postby PaulM » December 17th, 2014, 3:38 pm

Interesting to see some of the Pro peleton have been using 25s with wide rims, and claiming aero benfit.
Would be interesting to see this tested for Flos on your next wind tuneel trip.
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Re: Recomended Tubes and Tires

Postby Chris Thornham » December 18th, 2014, 1:05 pm

PaulM wrote:Interesting to see some of the Pro peleton have been using 25s with wide rims, and claiming aero benfit.
Would be interesting to see this tested for Flos on your next wind tuneel trip.


We'll be testing a long list of tires during our next visit to the tunnel. As always, we'll be posting all of the data.
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Re: Recomended Tubes and Tires

Postby Meathead » April 8th, 2015, 1:59 pm

Chris Thornham wrote:
Chris Thornham wrote:We designed our wheels using 23mm tires so that is our first suggestion. Michelin Pro Race 3 or 4 (service course version) to be exact. Out of curiosity, what frame are you using? I'm asking because very few frames work better with thinner tires.


Can you explain this more in detail? I have a Trek Equinox E9 and planned to run a Flo 60 front with 23mm Pro4 (Comp) and a disc cover in the rear.

Your Trek Equinox should be fine. The frame I was referring to was the blue triad. A 22mm rear tire works better than a 23mm tire on that frame.


Chris...are you saying that a Blue Triad EX should use a 700x22mm tire instead of a 700x23?
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Re: Recomended Tubes and Tires

Postby Chris Thornham » April 10th, 2015, 5:32 am

Meathead wrote:
Chris Thornham wrote:
Chris Thornham wrote:We designed our wheels using 23mm tires so that is our first suggestion. Michelin Pro Race 3 or 4 (service course version) to be exact. Out of curiosity, what frame are you using? I'm asking because very few frames work better with thinner tires.


Can you explain this more in detail? I have a Trek Equinox E9 and planned to run a Flo 60 front with 23mm Pro4 (Comp) and a disc cover in the rear.

Your Trek Equinox should be fine. The frame I was referring to was the blue triad. A 22mm rear tire works better than a 23mm tire on that frame.


Chris...are you saying that a Blue Triad EX should use a 700x22mm tire instead of a 700x23?



Earlier models had a very narrow chain stay where the tire ran. Wider tires (23mm) can have the tendency to rub the frame. In the case where I saw a 23mm tire rub, a 22mm tire worked. That said not all 23mm tires are the same and some could work. It really depends on the frame you have. You could try a couple options and see if they worked before settling on your tire. I'm sure your local bike shop wouldn't mind helping you figure that out if you are buying the tire from them.
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Re: Recomended Tubes and Tires

Postby jp4798 » April 20th, 2015, 12:00 pm

For a Flo 60/90 combo with 25mm GPS400 IIs, what size tube do you recommend? What valve length if using the included Silca valve extenders?

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Re: Recomended Tubes and Tires

Postby Bpcorderman » April 20th, 2015, 2:43 pm

jp4798 wrote:For a Flo 60/90 combo with 25mm GPS400 IIs, what size tube do you recommend? What valve length if using the included Silca valve extenders?

Thanks

I emailed with Jon at FLO and he said: The best tube length will be a 48mm tube. The extenders are 34mm for the front FLO 60 and 60mm for the rear FLO 90.

There's his info on valve length, tube size I imagine would be a 23-25mm tube but somebody else on here may have better info for that. I have a 60/90 coming as well, can't wait!
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