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Andy Ward’s 2016 tyre dilemma

We’re getting into the ‘oh my god I still haven’t decided’ time of yeur now.  What to do? Can you help Andy decide?

With the tyres performing really well in the sort of conditions prominent in the descents of Whernside and Pen y Ghent, could my set up survive the Three Peaks? The appeal is obvious – tubeless means less weight to carry up the long climbs. With the risk of pinch flats removed, the opportunity to run lower pressures would make for a more comfortable ride than with tubes. My concern is around durability. The Smart Sams I ran last year were heavy and don’t handle as well as the X-Ones, but they survived the whole race without a single puncture.

Source: The Awkward Cyclist: Schwalbe X-One update – a Three Peaks Contender?

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