Clément x’plor USH

Last year when I purchased the Jamis Renegade Elite, the bicycle came with Clément x’plot USH tires as you can see in this photo:

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These 35 X 700C tires have more than 3,200 miles on them now and still going very strong. I’ve ridden about 20% gravel and 80% urban asphalt. They’ve stood up to wet/dry/mixed conditions as well. Take a look at the chevron tread:

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The center line provides some grip with not so much rolling resistance. For cornering, not the diamonds on the side, which served very well. As you can see, these tires have a long way to go. Soon, I’ll be back on more gravel, which will cause more wear. Please note, despite having tubeless wheels, I run the Clément set with tubes. That’s how they came from Jamis. There have been no problems with the tubes. Enjoy every ride.

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Published in: on February 25, 2017 at 3:26 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Chester County Gravel Fondo

The Chester County Gravel Fondo provided an opportunity to put my Jamis Renegade to through its paces. More than 300 riders showed up. Here’s a photo from the rider brief before the start:

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As you can see, the course began at Victory Brewing, which provided lots of parking as well as beverages and food after. The ride went through beautiful countryside that included views of horses, cattle, and plenty of fields. Sorry, was too busy riding up the hills to take any photos, which I regret. Still, it was a challenging ride and the Renegade took all the gravel in stride. Not one flat, either. Looking forward to doing this again.

Published in: on November 28, 2016 at 1:59 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Cyclocross anyone?

Readers of my blog will note recent posts about bicycling. Well, not only have the distance of the rides been extended beyond 70 miles, there have been some cyclocross type of additions to the course. Here’s a photo from the Philadelphia Art Museum steps:

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Yes, those are the famous steps from the movie, Rocky. At this point, the bike was shouldered and carried up for the following view:

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Next time, there will be no pause to snap photos. These type of cross training activities make for a more interesting and challenging ride. Plus, they’re tons of fun. Enjoy the ride; share the road.

Published in: on September 11, 2016 at 1:10 pm  Leave a Comment  
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