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Old 02-16-2010, 02:58 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by ADVJake
I'd be nervous running a 1.60 on a big adventure... maybe its just psychological. Do you still run a 90 width tyre?
I had a sudden flat (blowout) at over 100mph with a D-606 on the stock 2.15.
the effect is a sudden pull to one side that you have to ride out until you can slow it down to 50mph , when I attempted to to correct it straight it felt like an emminent crash for sure, so I got back over it and control returned at the lower speed and I rode it another 30 miles at 50 moph before changing the tube
I would doubt that the narrower rim would be a disadvantage in this scenario. In fact it should be a benefit in that 1. the bead would hold better before allowing the tire to flop to one side causing the bike to pull to one side and 2. less friction contact of the tire with the road to build heat and blow out the tube
from a cloud of dust we race, then into the dust we return, across the finish line
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