Your bike tires may be costing you time, lots of time.
“Come on,” you say, “a bike tire is a bike tire, right?”
Or “I paid $50 per tire for my Continental Force and Force Attack tires. The bike shop said they were the fastest. They are fastest, right?”
Well, not according to Tri-Maine race leader, Kurt Perham, they are not. Perham is nearly obsessed with what he refers to as “free speed.” From fast transitions to perfecting bicycle aerodynamics, Kurt is always on the hunt for an edge. In a recent interview with OA, the race leader and multi-sport coach shared with us the fact that we could replace our Continentals with a set of Michelin Pro Race 2s and save ourselves both time and money. A set of Pro Races 2s can be purchased on line for $30 less than you can buy the Continentals, and they will save you as much as a two minutes over a 40K bike course like Urban Epic or Lobsterman.
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