All, looking to do my first gravel race, Rough road 100 in Illinois. Most of it looks to be much like dirt roads in the country with a few crushed limestone sections and one more rough section, you can see pictures of the examples here. A lot of people off the front apparently ran Panaracer Gravel King Slick. I’d run that but I don’t think my frame can handle a 32mm tire. I think the biggest I can go is 30mm, 28mm for sure (based on OEM recommendation). So my criteria is:
- Be able to go fast on the road sections which make up a majority of the race.
- Not get flats on the gravel sections
Since it’s not crazy gravel racing like some are used to, I was honestly thinking of a 28mm GP4000S2 at about 60psi as I’ve run for miles in country gravel roads on my TT bike (on accident on those tires) without a problem, but wondering what the more experienced people here would recommend.
Thanks in advance everyone,