Ted King's Bike for Land Run 100

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In his latest video, Ted King takes us around his bike for Land Run 100 and explains why he chose the Rene Herse Snoqualmie Pass 44 mm all-road tires, rather than knobbies, for the race across the red dirt of Oklahoma.
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5 Responses to Ted King's Bike for Land Run 100

  1. Kevon April 16, 2019 at 6:11 pm #

    I am enjoying the occasional videos here. There should be better public awareness around tire sizing. 44c is not a size designation, yet it is the format I hear people use most often.

    • Jan Heine April 16, 2019 at 7:32 pm #

      Agreed. Unfortunately, some in the tire industry have adopted ‘c’ as a short for ‘millimeter’ (perhaps confusing cm and mm?) – there is even a 650B x 47c tire…

  2. Ron Matthews April 18, 2019 at 7:33 am #

    Is it may imagination, or does the still picture show an upward slope to the handlebars? It is something that is unfamiliar to me. Is it a common layout for long distance riding?

    • Jan Heine April 19, 2019 at 1:23 pm #

      Ted King’s handlebars do slope up. I assume he finds this more comfortable. This can work well, as it reduces the angle at which your wrists need to bend when you rest your hands on the ramps or the hoods.

    • wheelriderx April 19, 2019 at 6:44 pm #

      If you ride with a healthy bend in your elbows, an upward slope (~8-12 degree) can help keep the wrists straight