52: Clincher vs. Tubular, Tire Pressure, and Big Brand Cycles

This episode is brought to you by: Phil’s Fondo and SLO Gran Fondo. We talk clincher vs. tubular tires, specifics of tire pressure, REI’s new brand of bikes, and we do some follow up from last week’s episode.

Updates/News/Follow-Up

World Championships: Neben wins women’s individual time trial title
Cycling: Martin matches record with 4th time trial world title
Doubly historic ride for Israel’s first Pro Cycling team in Qatar
On the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, bicycles take over Tel Aviv
Giro finalizing 100th edition ahead of presentation
IKEA Made A Flat-Pack Bike And You Can Buy It In Australia
San Francisco Municipal Transformation Agency

Topics

Clincher Tires vs. Tubular – Tim explains the difference between clincher tires vs. tubular tires inspired by the clincher tires Tony Martin’s used during his Time Trial record.
No tubulars needed — Martin wins worlds with clincher tires

Tire Pressure – We talk about tire pressure as it relates to performance, and why a mountain bike can support you at 40 psi when a road bike cannot. Finally, we ask the rabbit hole question: do hubs hang or do they stand on their spokes?
The Tire Pressure Revolution

Co-Op Cycles – REI launched Co-op Cycles at this year’s Interbike, introducing a new brand of bikes built around riders who enjoy trail, mixed surface and longer touring adventures. Co-op Cycles will be replacing the longstanding house brand, Novara. We discuss the implications of large outdoor brands stepping into the cycling ring.
REI to replace Novara bike brand with new brand, Co-op Cycles

‘Doping’ Follow-up – We follow up on our doping episode and see what the consensus has been in the last week. While we may be beating a dead horse, we feel that the doping issue is a topic that should continue to be discussed.

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