New tire rolling resistance data.

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by WMW

Johnny Rad wrote:I'm thinking I might run the ~165g black chili Attack up front and an Ultremo ZX out back.

You might have a hard time finding a 165g Attack... unless you wear it down first. The new one I have is 185g.

And the ZX didn't test very well for Crr. If you want a fatter rear tire the Force would be a good choice.
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by HillRPete

rustychain wrote:My observation, is that low rolling resistance often is linked to less then ideal traction

This is pretty much what German "Tour" issue 9/2010 said about the Conti Podium. Wondering if it already ran on "Black Chili" back then. Unfortunately I don't have a better link than this excerpt: ... 34445.html

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by fdegrove


The Conti Podium is designed for TT events and I don't think it comes with BC compound either.

Either way I fail to see the relationship between low Crr and less than ideal traction. Is there any proof of that or is it no more than a mere observation?

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by istigatrice

Has anyone noticed a correlation between the Crr and how high these tires bounce?
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