Last winter I wrote post about Schwalbe X-One tubeless tyres – fantastic cyclocross tires which I used in tubeless. After that, I decided to try tubeless also on road. Because why not? I read a lot of articles, opinions and reviews of tubeless in road bike and want to check this. There are a lot of potential advantages, but what about disadvantages? Let’s start with Schwalbe Pro One tubeless road tires mini-review.
Short, but very, very intensive running in Lubin – in memory of Pope Saint John Paul II. It was the biggest running competition I’ve ever started – over 2,000 participants, a lot of people! There are a lot of singing groups that motivated us. The route was not demanding, but very fast, because a lot of participants. It was also very hard for me, because I drove about 65 gravel kilometers in the same day… It was bad idea :)
First stage of MTB Kaczmarek Electric series – first and last for me, because I gave up driving MTB – it’s not my world :) But… Rydzyna in Mini edition was very, very fast and simple – it’s flat route for beginners, without many hills and descents (only ~120 m up!). I decided to start using my CX bike and it was good decision – I was faster than many, many of MTB bikers :) Of course it’s becasue of terrain – on difficult route, my result would probably be worse… But.. maybe not? Uraz Cross Bike showed, that CX bike can be very fast – all depends on our condition. For many participants, it it was the beginning of the season. For me it was the fourth competition in a month…
Polish edition of Paris–Roubaix… Something about 7,3 km in loop, with about 3 km of very hard cobblestones. I started with road, slick tires and it was big mistake, but I didn’t know the route. Cycled eight loops, about 53,6 km and it was hell. It can be faster with CX tires, or much faster with MTB bike – a lot of participants used such bicycles.