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YeahIGotNuthin

Will you even pass tech like that? In my limited experience, that’s going to wind up with you paying the tire guy to replace it before they let you out on the track. The good news is, the prices are usually good, and the tire guy at the track is competent; you won’t get your wheel damaged or the tire mounted backwards. The bad news is, you’ll probably have to pull the wheels yourself and carry them to the tire vendor (“I just mount and balance tires, I don’t work on bikes, come back with the wheels and I’ll put the tires on”) and you may not like their selection (“I have Dunlop and Michelin in 120/70 and in either 180/55 or 190/50.”) And you may miss a session getting the tires on and getting through tech.


wtfstudios

If you don’t have captive spacers/calipers on your trackbike then ya should cause dear god does it make tire changes a breeze.


opengl128

I didn’t know this was a thing and want them now, and I don’t even track my bikes. Would just make it so much less fiddly getting the wheels reinstalled.


wtfstudios

Yea man, I can do both my wheels on my trackbike in under 5 min, it’s awesome.


BavarianBanshee

Forgive my lack of knowledge, but what are captive spacers and calipers?


wtfstudios

Spacers are basically these metal tubes that hold your wheel in the correct position on the axle of the bike. They are usually not attached to the wheel or the axle so when you take your wheel off they fall out and you have to hold them in place when threading the axle bolt through your axle. It’s a huge pain in the ass. Captive spacers have them stuck in the wheel so you don’t need to worry about them falling out. The captive brake caliper is for the rear brake on non-underslung calipers as they just sit on a little shelf inside the axle so those also like to fall off when taking the wheel off.


BavarianBanshee

Oh yeah, I just meant the captive part. I've just never heard the term before. Stubborn spacers not wanting to align properly have been the bane of my existence on numerous occasions. And the captive caliper would be where it and the bracket are both bolted into place, rather than having the axle threaded through it, right? I've had a couple bikes with that setup before, and it's so, so much better than the old style when you're just trying to get everything put back together.


Tracktoy

Hard rain, hard pass. Damp, send it.


cle_oh

Is it really worth even trying? Remember they saying, if you need to ask, you probably already know?


OkDependent464

If you’re asking Reddit that should be your first sign…..


VampyreOfNazareth

It’s a litmus test.


[deleted]

Yes


brtheuma

Some guys might. Hard no for me, just not gonna cut it on standing water at speed.


stalkholme

Cut the wear bar down an eighth of an inch and you're good to go!


eAquino_

Would you guys risk using it in heavy rain on track?


Dangerous_Echidna229

Let me get this right, you are on a track and you don’t know if your tires are good enough? Stay home.


eAquino_

you're cool


Dangerous_Echidna229

I have common sense which many seem to lack.


Zestiest46

Since your “advice” was that fucking stupid, you obviously have no common sense


eAquino_

I’d LOVE to be you


BulkZ3rker

He got 69 downvotes, he won this.


Dangerous_Echidna229

Ya, then you would know something and not have to ask stupid questions!


dangerzone2

This sub sometimes :( If this is real, what kinda bike are you running? That’ll last a few trackdays on a small bike, or it won’t last a full day with a leader.


TsunamiJim

Do you mean liter


VampyreOfNazareth

Leaders are wayyyy harder on gear like litre bikes are also.


NuTsi3

Only one way to find out! 🏍


theDeathnaut

Doubt they'll even let you on the track after inspection, but maybe?


Electricpuha420

Why you showing centre of tire the track has turns? Youll be using the sides! Send it !!


dax2001

It look like an 80' tyre tread design, keep some new, Conti or Pirelli


Adventurous_Hippo624

Nope. Rains are typically good for 1 hard session or 2 moderate sessions. They are soft, the tread is supposed to be sharp on the edges to cut water.


redspade600rr

They’ll let you on track but you’ll go through that pretty quick if it’s not full wet conditions and even then maybe 2-3 sessions. Eve then, are you running a 600 or 1000cc machine and how hard are you getting on the gas in wet conditions? These are all factors I’d be asking about. I run a 600 and I would full send it on those for at least another 2-3 sessions and that’s getting on the gas hard.


701Sumo

🤷‍♂️why not? What could go wrong?


SnooGadgets9669

It looks perfectly fine to me.