I’m running a 25mm Continental 4000s II up front and a 28mm Continental 4 Season in back. They measure at 27.5 and 28.0 mm respectively on wide rims (18mm internal, 24mm external) and are the max that will clear my fork/frame. I have a spare 25mm 4000s II in my bag and may swap the rear after the first day as they roll a bit easier than the 4…[Read more]
I’ll be on the gravel on my road bike. Running fat 25s (27.5mm on my SL23 rims) front and rear. Still debating on pressure and I plan on doing some testing on NC gravel over the next few weeks so see how low I’m willing to go. If they don’t feel too squirrely or subject to pinch flatting I may run as low as 55psi up front and 60psi in the rear to…[Read more]
I live in Durham. My wife and I are planning on doing the ride this year as well. I rode it back in 2012 as well but lived in Madison, WI then so the drive was much shorter. We haven’t decided if we’re going to drive our fly ourselves yet. But if we drive we’d be open to a carpool and if we fly we’d appreciated help getting our bikes there and back.
Yep, good advice and I’ve read a lot of the articles on that site before. I tend to run either the max tire that will fit my frames or bias to a larger one in the rear than the front. My CX bike will fit (and runs) 40s. CAAD10 road bike will fit a fat 25 or skinny 28 under the fork and a true 28 in the rear. My Rando bike will fit fat 28s under…[Read more]
Thanks for the tips Mootsman. To your suggestion the wheels I plan to use ARE Tubeless Compatible (Pacenti SL23 laced 28/32) and are currently set up ghetto tubeless with 40mm WTB Nanos for my CX bike. I’ve also used them just fine with tubes using Conti Attack/Force (22/24) and Conti 4 Seasons 28mm. And yeah, the first few times I mounted regular…[Read more]
Question for the locals regarding tire selection for this. I am almost certainly going to ride my Cannondale CAAD10 for RAGBRAI, and this loop, as I don’t want to ride my Cyclocross bike for the entire week and bringing two bikes is not practical. I do intend to do the gravel loop and am reasonably comfortable on limestone, light gravel, dirt and…[Read more]