Is anyone racing the Kings Cup in a few weeks time? Our first gravel ‘race’ in the UK ?!
I recce’d the course yesterday and there’s about 20% gravel! The rest is long grass and a little bit of sand/flint. Very little gear changes or breaking and obviously not technical at all. However, I did think it would be more of an off-road TT but given the change in surfaces it’s likely the power profile will be a bit more spikey, using the gravel roads to recover eat/drink - definitely a preference for me!
I ran Challenge Limus, 33mm, 40 psi (53kg) yesterday and no problem with grip but it was VERY bumpy! Best we can hope for is some rain beforehand but if I look to change to a 40mm gravel tyre will there be an advantage? Any disadvantages? Any advice on pressure?
I actually have zero experience of gravel set up, I’m a CX’er! My bike will take up to 51mm.