Hell of Hunterdon 2017

Discussion in 'Rides, Races and Events' started by fidodie, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. jimvreeland

    jimvreeland Shop: Hilltop Bicycles Shop Keep

    Location:
    Pissthataway
    Just an FYI. If you are stuck with a flat on 4000s, Evo Corsas, or Turbo Cottons, I'm leaving you for dead.
     
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  2. fidodie

    fidodie Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Location:
    Branchburg
    Well, I cheaped out. Kept my 4yo gatorskins. They still have flashing. I'll go to new gp4kii in may. Or get a new bike.
     
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  3. stb222

    stb222 Love Drunk Jerk Squad

    Location:
    Jerksville
    Idk if conti is blowing out the 4000s Ii, but they are dirt cheap now
     
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  4. 1sh0t1b33r

    1sh0t1b33r Well-Known Member Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Orange County, NY
    I hope my Contis are 4000's. I will wave you down. Will update later.
     
  5. fidodie

    fidodie Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Location:
    Branchburg
    so new bike it is.
     
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  6. rick81721

    rick81721 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Belle Mead, NJ
    I have conti grand prix 4 seasons, they worked fine last hoh.
     
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  7. The Kalmyk

    The Kalmyk Well-Known Member

    Pat- the schwalbe marathons are worthy of consideration.
     
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  8. jimvreeland

    jimvreeland Shop: Hilltop Bicycles Shop Keep

    Location:
    Pissthataway
    Also, anyone running Tubeless. Left for dead.
     
  9. rick81721

    rick81721 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Belle Mead, NJ
    Think a rear fender is needed or just use that ridiculous cardboard thingy they give you :shrug:
     
  10. The Squirrel

    The Squirrel Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Chilltown
    impressive logic.
     
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  11. fidodie

    fidodie Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Location:
    Branchburg
    do these come on new bikes? :D

    will make a game day decision - have an s-blade. you should have one, since i'll be behind you.

    the folks here have freely shared the way of the bike, i only seek to be a worthy student.
     
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  12. The Kalmyk

    The Kalmyk Well-Known Member


    Lol, I know what you're getting at. There are many deviations of this tire I should have been more specific. The madel I'm referring to are the Supreme HS 469
     
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  13. stb222

    stb222 Love Drunk Jerk Squad

    Location:
    Jerksville
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    Inside of front fender and bottom bracket from Sunday's ride.

    The problems with fenders in super muck conditions is that you run the risk of them packing with mud. I once wore a line in a tire when that happened. I doubt this will happen on the HOH roads though. I will be on my EVO unless it is horrid conditions (not your version of the word).

    @rick81721 that is an ass saver and prevents the mud strip up your back. The item this year is a cycling cap.
     
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  14. hotsauce

    hotsauce Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Hoboken, NJ
    I managed to tear a nice hole in the sidewall of a GP4000sii last year at Fools Classic, didn't flat though! Tread protection was fine but the sidewalls were thin.

    edit: for those curious I was on the 23mm flavor with Pacenti SL23 v2 rims. Tires measured 27.5-28mm and were fine.
     
  15. grilledcheeseking

    grilledcheeseking Active Member

    Location:
    Mercer County
    I've had really good luck with a bunch of s's, but the II's seem more fragile.

     
  16. stb222

    stb222 Love Drunk Jerk Squad

    Location:
    Jerksville
    The II's measured 28? The old 4000s were maybe 2 mm larger than the size but I have found they are more true to size in the II's. +5 mm seems like a stretch. In any case, the dirt roads in the Fools Classic use a much larger stone than the NJ side.

    FTR, I run the II's all year except for HOH when you don't always have the luxury of picking your line.
     
  17. hotsauce

    hotsauce Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Hoboken, NJ
    @stb222, I measured both tires with a caliper gauge and they were both above 27.5mm. I forget the exact measurement. The SL23 v2's measure 20.3mm internal so certain tires end up VERY large on them. I can't run 23mm 4000sii's on my 2015 SuperSix EVO without tire rub on the NDS chain stay.
     
  18. jimvreeland

    jimvreeland Shop: Hilltop Bicycles Shop Keep

    Location:
    Pissthataway
    I'm running 23c Specialized All Conditions, the folding ones. They measure as a 25c and are BOMBPROOF.
     
  19. stb222

    stb222 Love Drunk Jerk Squad

    Location:
    Jerksville
    Interesting, I can fit 27 Vittoria Pave's on my 2015 EVO on Dura Ace C24's
     
  20. Mitch

    Mitch Well-Known Member Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    BROOKLYN YO
    That's what she said.
     
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