Tires selection is often tough to get right. I have been experimenting with tires in road, cyclocross, and mountain biking, but I have gained the most experience with road and road tubeless. Simply put, it is the riding that I do most often, and the people I ride with and get advice from ride lots on the road. I have found that I really liked the 25 mm tires after coming from the smaller 23s. When I had 22s on a set of old tubular wheels, I found them to be almost unrideable.
Today was my return to Cat 5 cyclocross racing after a dismal showing at the Buffalo Ski Club race and lots of road trips for hockey on the weekends. Sprague Brook Park was our host today for a muddy and treacherous course. The start was late, 12:40 for the men's Cat 5, so as the midday rains continued, the course got worse and worse. Our course was nothing like the women's race before us, but it was a lot more friendly than the course the Men's 1/2/3 raced on later. Bottom l
The frame pump....I hate spending money when I know that the family could use it. However, I am too often the guy who just gives someone else the spare CO2 and never asks for it to be replaced. On group rides, I always seem to be the one with the most stuff. I figured that the steel bike would be well complemented by a nice frame pump. I see a ton of them on the Velocipede and Radavist sites, all custom painted to match the frame. I am not as keen on having that as I am on ha