On a lightweight racing bicycle with 23mm tyres? Wild.
Yeah, a guy on the trail said the tyres were ‘optimistic’, his group were all on trendy disc g-road type things, a caad, a ti Reilly etc - I said that 23s were doing well and that discs brakes were nonsense... might have been a bit rude now I think about it 😬
(I did get a pinch flat a few miles later and rushed to change the tube before they caught us - serves me right I guess)
I’d do it again on 23c’s - it felt fast...
Doing gravel paths on 23s is fine as long as you're prepared to deal with the hassle of fixing punctures.
But kudos for taking a bike with super fancy paintwork on this ride!! I would have been terrified of getting loads of stone chips.
How many psi were you using? Tried this a few months back and lasted 5 miles until I flatted... then flatted again .. was on about 40 psi (twice) and had a pinch flat. Dick!
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