Sunday, April 27, 2008

Greenspeed Scorcher TR

Even in the far north spring eventually arrives...=-) I've been waiting to swap out my stock Schwalbe Marathons for some Greenspeed Scorchers. Since the snow looks to finally be gone I took the opportunity to make the change. The Marathons were trouble free and flat free tires for me so I can't really complain. At the same time I am excited to see if the Scorchers improve my speed and/or comfort on the Tikit. I bought the TR version of the Scorchers from Dana at Bent Up Cycles. They are supposed to be less flat prone and a more rugged tire than the regular Scorchers.

It is mostly in my head, but the slick 40mm Scorchers give my Tikit a bit of a hot rod look...=-)

The Scorchers went on easily by hand - always a good thing! They fit fine under the Tikit's fenders without adjustment. As you can see from the photo above there isn't much clearance between the front tire and the tab on the front rack. I'll be removing this rack as soon as the 2 pannier rack arrives next week. If I was going to keep it I'd file down the tab a little bit to create more clearance.

Road test to follow.

1 comment:

Oldyonfoldy said...

Eagerly awaiting yr verdict on the new rubbers. Already, the tikit has such pin point handling and with better tires, that can only get sharper!