Hmmm looks like I will stick with 23mm then, seems a few people on here use them and get along without too many problems. Think my clearence on my bike would make 25mm a problem anyways, may just get them on, but would not be much room.
My current tyres are Continental Duraskins, but they do seem to get punctures most times I ride in the wet, despite myself keeping them inflated to around 100psi or just above, for whatever reason, I seem to struggle to get 120psi out of them, the presta valve just spits my pump out at anything above 7bar pressure.
Still reckon those GP3000 winter tyres could be my best bet, I know they are expensive but only a few pound more than the GP4000.
I was looking at the gp4000s myself, both the 23mm and 25mm version, they look a good tyre.
Think it will probably be a choice between the gp4000s or the tyres that GOM posted the link too.
Correct me if im wrong and I probably am because of my inexperience, but would have thought lowering the tyre pressures would increase the risk of getting a puncture due to the fact more of the tyre surface would be in contact with the ground, though grip would be improved.
Just a quick question for you cyclists out there with more experience than myself!
With winter approaching, what size tyres would be best for a road bike to carry you through the winter training period, current I have 23s on mine, but figure these will be too flimsy and puncture prone for winter use.
Im guessing 25 or wider, or is it best to put the road bike in the shed altogether and just stick to using mountain bike and doing spinning classes?
Just been doing slow steady runs the past few days also cycling a lot.
Ive been trying some new hip exercises which I found on sportsinjuryclinic.net. basically involve being on all fours like a dog and bringing your leg back and out to the side (like a dog does) and then the other exercise is backwards then up with the leg, this activates the hip joints, seems to have improved things a litte, as last week I was doing 8:30mm pace at a struggle, just dipped under 8mm pace this morning, but I guess cautious optimisim in my case at present, a little too early to be getting excited.
am: 5.25miles easy/steady already done (7:56mm) a little wet today, moved better than I have done for sometime, but still got problems with pidgeon like running with the right leg and weakness.
Just a slow paced 5-miler for me planned later this evening, then RPM on the gym bikes tommorow morning.
Hmm who called you a bag carrier then, was it BT? lol I cant think of anyone else at IEK who would know you enough to say that!
yes its the same injury issue, funnily enough the origanal problem with the back has cleared up now, its the right leg and hip etc thats the problem, that was a self inflicted injury due to me trying to carry on training with a bad back, a lesson to be learned there I guess for anyone who is new to running and is reading the post, in my case it could end up finishing me off altogether, but hopefully not! as cycling looks painfull if you make a mistake! lol
My fitness levels are as good as ever no probs there, rather the problem I have and the location of the injury being whats limiting my ability to run correctly, put me on a gym bike and I can smash out sub 60secs for a 1k sprint, not boasting or anything like that, but if I that unfit, then no way would I be near that kind of pace!
With my cycling at present, I guess its very raw, my bike does not have a computer fitted at present, I just cycle by feel at present thats probably the best way to go, then as I get better I will be more scientific over things. But I have done high cadence training with a training partner a few weeks back, and the rpm classes about 75% of that is high cadence type work.
I guess if I get back into shape `runningwise` then yes the running would then be my first choice sport, but I actually fancy trying some duathlons at some point so the bike would still get some use.