Cobie Fair Posted December 22, 2010 Report Share Posted December 22, 2010 Hi All (and Steve), I wanted to get a thread going, though we have touched partly on this already, about how tires are warmed. We do not have the option to use tire warmers at the school for the coaches, and students riding the school bikes, so this is of interest to many. My understanding is that in essence tires warm from the inside out, the carcass flexing. Many have talked about friction/contact with the surface warming the tires, but my take is that this actually cools the tires down unless it is very hot. Maybe Steve can set us straight on this, including when will track temp help actually warm the tires. I'd also like to have Steve touch on warming both sides of the tires, as this is an issue we have seen often: riders start out of the pits on cold tires, make a few turns on lets say the right side, keep picking up the pace, hit the first left turn and they are down. Hope these questions are clear Steve, let me know please. Best, CF Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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