QuickStep to ride clinchers @ Flanders

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Hapsmo911
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by Hapsmo911

Let the debate of this horor proceed!! I say they all DNF from this madness !!!



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Austin
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by Austin

Horror?
I think that's innovation right there.

Theguy
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by Theguy

I think it's the way most of us ride? Isn't it?

neeb
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by neeb

I'd love to see one of them change an inner tube by the side of the road..

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LouisN
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by LouisN

Specialized Marketing dept. hype (big YAWN :roll: )...
Old advertising, they already mentioned this spring that they will use clinchers in all the races, including cobbles.
Not surprising. We wish them all good luck.
Can't believe Stybar would ride on clinchers if he was starting Flanders ... :mrgreen:

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openwheelracing
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by openwheelracing

I don't think they have a choice thanks to Specialized.

alcatraz
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by alcatraz

Are time trials done on clinchers yet? That would seem like the best place to start considering every watt is precious.

mcjonesy
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by mcjonesy

alcatraz wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:07 am
Are time trials done on clinchers yet? That would seem like the best place to start considering every watt is precious.
The Cycling Tips podcast on 11th March called "Clinchers and Inner tubes at Paris-Roubaix" talk to the DQS and Specialized guys and they say that they've been running those in TT's for a while

pmprego
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by pmprego

mcjonesy wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:46 am
alcatraz wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:07 am
Are time trials done on clinchers yet? That would seem like the best place to start considering every watt is precious.
The Cycling Tips podcast on 11th March called "Clinchers and Inner tubes at Paris-Roubaix" talk to the DQS and Specialized guys and they say that they've been running those in TT's for a while
They have been running clincher and tubes since roval put out a pair of wheels clincher only. Not only tt. The novelty here is also doing it in the cobbles.

Rare where the ties they have switched to tubulares (alaphilippe did it in the worlds that he won).

Pukutis
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by Pukutis

Do you know which latex tubes are they using? From specialized?


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TobinHatesYou
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by TobinHatesYou

If they run wide enough tires, it shouldn’t be a problem on Flanders style cobbles. Arenberg style cobbles would be a different story. Still think they should be on tubeless, but that’s not in the cards for Specialized teams right now.

NiFTY
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by NiFTY

neeb wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:51 am
I'd love to see one of them change an inner tube by the side of the road..
Like all the riders regluing tubs when they flat?
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neeb
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by neeb

NiFTY wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:05 am
neeb wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:51 am
I'd love to see one of them change an inner tube by the side of the road..
Like all the riders regluing tubs when they flat?
I was joking.. Although, thinking about it, it could be interesting to see what tyres riders would use if they brought back the "no outside assistance" rule from the early days of Le Tour..

brentvelo
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by brentvelo

Looks like the 28mm clinchers worked just fine for Quick-Step today.

skymasternl
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by skymasternl

This topic aged well.....

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