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JB

Member since Feb 2012 • Last active Mar 2021

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    It's about the tread pattern, though. Corsa's have those stupid grooves in them which are flint magnets. Turbo Cotton's, with their lovely file tread do no such thing.

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    TCs, yep. If you can afford the outlay, it's worth it. The only reason I haven't replaced my first pair is because Specialized have price embargoed them in the U.S. and they cannot be sold for less than $80 each. Which is just too expensive. I got 2500km out of mine before I started to puncture. Corsa's were like 1000km before they became puncture magnets. Terrible.

    I don't see how a clincher gets better than a TC. It's not as fast as a GP5000 in a straight line, but my god is it nicer to ride. And corners better IMO.

    Don't buy FMB open tubulars. They have terrible, terrible quality control, are short life and the tread constantly peals away from the cotton casing. Challenge are notorious for punctures, too.

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    Bet this gets you real excited, huh? 😉

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    Interesting. Will see how I get on. Though it never rains where I live so they might just be fine.

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    Aye. I'm yet to buy any carbon wheels ever, but I'll be buying Bora's if and when I do. Everyone that rides them seems to think they're the shit.

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    Yeah, but Fulcrum. A pair of Quattro/4's is the same as a pair of Scirocco's, just with a different spoke pattern. And I still reckon more people are buying Mavic/Shimano/DT Swiss wheels over Fulcrum's.

    The G3 pattern is okay with me now that I've had a couple of sets. Really grown on me. They just ride so well. Makes my White Industries / A23's seem like flexy boat anchors. Regret selling my Zonda's, but I'm okay with the acquisition of something deeper that aren't really that heavy, in comparison to other wheels I've ridden but more importantly, me.

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    I don't see a picture.

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    1Password is my killer app. I genuinely don't know how I'd live without it.

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