Are you the soft or hard type?

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  1. faffi

    faffi A.S.A.N.

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    From about 1 minute until 2:30 is of prime interest if the time stamp does not follow. I know personally, one end of the spectrum is bliss, the other is ruining.



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    Interadasting. Travelling at the speeds most riders do, I doubt there'd be too many who would know whether they had a soft carcase or a hard one. The sort of feel he's talking about you won't notice until you really start to push things.
     
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    Oh, you definitely feel it! At least I can. A hard carcass tire will be like the infant suffering from colic - constant stream of information that demand attention. It is almost like riding on wood wheels instead of rubber. A soft carcass tire will hardly let you know what the tyres are rolling over, giving a very compliant ride over those minor imperfections found on anything but glass, absorbing the small stuff that isn't enough to excite the suspension.
     
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    I knew you knew that but you're not one of the "too many" I was referring to. They might notice the difference in ride quality but if they're on reasonably well-surfaced roads, which riders of that calibre tend to stick to, they probably won't.

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