AQA - any questions answered - Track Edition

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  • Michelin ... seem to be akin to kryptonite for indoor wooden tracks.

    It’s to do with the rubber compound. Michelin use more of a certain ingredient (might be silica?) and it means the tyres last longer and run faster but at the expense of grip.

  • That table is years old. Be interesting to revisit it but it'd need a willing guinea-pig I guess.

  • They’re 320tpi and the compound is Kevlar Si02 apparently. Sounds puncture protecty rather than non-slidey?
    Maybe I should just get a pair of the rigid zaffiro slicks for now?

  • Maybe I should just get a pair of the rigid zaffiro slicks for now?

    Best bang for your buck. They do need a bit more prepping than they used to, clean with spirits, bit of a scuff up with sandpaper and snip/pull the little mold 'pubes' off on the right hand side so they don't get under your contact patch and roll around when you're going slow.

  • Advice much appreciated!

    If anyone wants to flog a suitable pair of tyres, let me know. Otherwise it’s off to velodromeshop’s geocities site it is!

  • Ive got some unused (fitted but never ridden) vittoria pista control G+ clinchers if you like

  • Been offered some Ultremos - they're on the Newport OK list, but as that's apparently pretty old, what's the verdict with Ultremos on wood?

  • Ultremo would be fine in MCR.

  • I'm pretty certain our coaches have stopped them going on on the grounds of them being too treaded on the shoulder.

  • Looks like I’ve bagged some vittoria pista control G+s now, courtesy of the kind gent above.

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