Monday, February 04, 2013

Continental CityRide Tyre

For now, I ride 98% on concrete/bitumen bike paths. So the stock tyre (Giant 54-622) of my bicycle isn't the right tyre. So I changed it today to Continental CityRide Reflex City Road Tyre Black 37-622.

The stock tyre which is for mountail trail/gravel paths -


The new road tyre I put today -


Comparison -


The changing of tyres and tubes is really easy, it surprised me. There's nothing to it really.

Notes:

- Stock rim is Giant CR70 which has a 25mm width.
- Stock Giant 54-622 weight is 750gm.
- Continental CityRide 37-622 weight is 600gm.

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Week 4 - New cycle stuff

From day 1, I immediately removed the toe-in clip on the stock pedal of my bicycle, Giant Boulder 29er 0. For a newbie like me, it's a PITA. Here's the stock pedal -


Today, I replaced the stock pedal with Shimano M424 Sport Pedal which I got from Wiggle -


The shoe cleat as installed in a Shimano MT23 shoe -


Lezyne Tech Drive High Volume (HV) Pump - 


Pearl Izumi "Elite Gel Vent Glove" with Polar FT4 HRM watch -


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