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- Lightly used 700c Stans Alpha 340 rims with White Industries H3 hubs, with rim strips and valves ready to run tubeless. Rear hub converted to 11sp. $550.
2 x Hutchinson Fusion 3 700c tires (tubeless), new in box. $50 each
Rear wheel 650c Velocity rim with SL+ powertap hub $700 (will include rear disk cover with all parts for a further $50).
Set of Rolf vector 650c wheels - great back up wheelset, maybe 1000 miles at most - $150.
2 sets of speedplay zero pedals, $70 each (one set has barely used cleats), one set is stainless spindles, the other the team edition from CSC - neither set used for 2-3 years, but recently lubed and in great shape.
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We’ve been riding rough roads for ages — dirt, cobbles, you name it. So why did it take so long for capable, wide tires like Clement’s Strada LGG to become available to the average rider?
Much like Bob’s Country Bunker in “Blues Brothers,” a bar that plays both kinds of music — country and Western — cyclists in the recent era had to chose between 21c and 23c tires.
Remember, we’re talking about tires that the average person can buy from a shop and install themselves. Yes, there have always been special, cave-aged, pro-only tires that get lovingly glued to Ambrosio rims for one day in Northern France each spring.
But for the rest of us, is the 28c, 120 tpi Clement Strada LGG a better choice than its narrower brethren?
A tight squeeze
For starters, your frame and fork might not accommodate a 28c tire. It was a tight fit on our Focus Izalco with a 3T fork, but it worked. Fortunately, many “endurance” road bikes have more clearance than the standard race chassis.
Mounted to fairly conventional Shimano RS80 wheels, the LGG measured an honest 28mm at its widest point. Each tire weighs approximately 250g.
If your frame and fork won’t accommodate a 28c, Clement offers the same tire in a 25c size.
Road riding around our Boulder, Colorado home base is always best with a healthy dose of dirt roads. So much so that we rarely regretted riding the 28c LGG full-time.
No, a wide tire like this doesn’t have the raw speed of a narrower race tire on pavement. But it gives you a wider range of options. We experimented with pressures as low as 60psi (rider weight: 145 pounds) and found the wide tires to be sublime on the chop.
For everyday riding, we preferred about 75-80psi, which provided a balance of compliance and rolling speed, even on our area’s tougher paved climbs.
The LGG’s extra traction was a noticeable improvement over standard 23, even 25c, tires. This translated into confidence in corners seasoned with spring grit.
Corners weren’t the only place we loved the LGG. Its steady grip made for better braking on dirt descents, especially the kind with rough, sharp corners and steep drops — the places you need it most. We can only imagine how sublime these tires would be with a disc brake-equipped road bike.
Also of note when considering the LGG’s grip is the dual-compound rubber and chevron tread on the sides. Beneath it all is a puncture protection belt, which worked flawlessly for us.
Though we didn’t fall victim to any sharp rocks, it’s easy to imagine how regular dirt riding would take its toll. Happily, the LGG’s MSRP is $50, which is about $15 less than Challenge’s Paris Roubaix. Clement’s tire is also 35g lighter than it’s the Paris Roubaix.
Are there any good reasons not to go with a wider tire? Whether you choose the LGG or something else, there are few drawbacks. Unless you’re a slave to paved speed, you’ll enjoy the way a pair of LGGs expands your bike’s capabilities.
Pros: Versatility to help you ride nearly any road comfortably, excellent traction, affordable.
Cons: Won’t help you win the town line sprint on your Wednesday night ride … But do you care?
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LIEGE, Belgium (AFP) — Specialist puncher Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) is feeling positive for the remainder of the Ardennes classics despite crashing out of the Amstel Gold Race.
But it wasn’t such good news for former Tour de France winner Andy Schleck (Trek Factory Racing), who hurt his knee in the same incident.
Spaniard Rodriguez, known as “Purito,” crashed out of Sunday’s race after going down about 80 kilometers into the first of the three Ardennes classics. The 34-year-old complained of feeling dizzy and was taken to hospital to have his chest X-rayed.
But Rodriguez took to Twitter to say he expects to race both the Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège races this week and, more importantly, that he will be fully fit for next month’s Giro d’Italia.
“It seems that there is nothing broken,” he tweeted Sunday night. “Thank goodness, it will possibly be difficult these next few days in the Classics but I’ll definitely start the Giro!”
Rodriguez would be one of the favorites if he starts Wednesday’s Flèche Wallonne, which he won in 2012. The final climb of the Mur du Huy is tailor-made for his explosive capabilities.
Schleck, who won the Tour de France in 2010 after Alberto Contador was stripped of his win for doping, was less positive about his chances of competing at the Flèche Wallonne or Sunday’s Liège race.
“I did the work I had to do to start the classics on good form,” he told Luxemburger newspaper Wort.lu. “I hope to show it in Flèche Wallonne and in Liege but I have doubts.
“Our Trek Factory Racing Team has competent people so I hope that we manage to resolve this problem.”
The 28-year-old was brought down in the same incident that took down Rodriguez when Tinkoff-Saxo’s Niki Sorensen crashed.
Schleck gamely got back on his bike and caught up with the peloton but 40km later he abandoned due to the pain.
His is due to be Trek’s team leader for the Liege race, which he won in 2009.
Schleck is desperately searching for some confidence ahead of July’s Tour de France when he should lead Trek alongside brother Frank. However, his last top 10 finish in a grand tour was in 2011, when he finished second in the Tour.
Schleck missed the 2012 Tour due to a broken pelvis and has never since recaptured his earlier form.
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