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Tire Temp question
« on: April 16, 2019, 07:18:00 AM »

Hows it going guys. 

May be a stupid question.  This is only my 2nd year running slicks.  My pace is probally mid pack I group at best.

Are the cooler temps at NCBIKE this weekend going to be a issue with the slicks?


Looks like a high of 61 degrees
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Re: Tire Temp question
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2019, 08:43:02 AM »

I would be cautious in the mornings, and work up to your pace (regardless of the tires you are running). But I wouldn’t be worried about the temperature as it relates to slicks.

Use your warmers, check your pressures, ease into the day. And have fun!!


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Re: Tire Temp question
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2019, 09:35:42 AM »

Temperature will always affect grip, and for riders who are still learning, mistakes can be made. In cold weather, the temp you get off warmers is basically the surface and not all the way into the carcass of the tire. Surface temp will dissipate much quicker.

The key is to connect the dots between what you are doing and how that has impacted temp. Meaning if you come off warmers and sit, you are going to lose heat and therefore grip. if you come into hot pit and sit, you are going to lose heat and therefore grip. If you roll off pace and coast for a couple of corners, you are going to lose heat and therefore grip.

But if you minimize time off warmers, and go out and work up to pace slowly over a handful of laps, then you will have temp in the surface and some of the carcass, and therefore will have grip. Hard acceleration and hard braking with the bike straight up and down will always put heat into the tires.

For context, take a look at the conditions WSBK had in Assen this last week, and look at the times they ran in near freezing conditions.
https://www.crash.net/wsbk/news/917712/1/assen-world-superbike-race-one-delayed-snow
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Re: Tire Temp question
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2019, 02:11:17 PM »

It was below 40 degrees at VIR 4/1 for our morning sessions and we had a lot of riders run slicks myself included in Novice group.
I dropped a few pounds in the tires and treated the early morning sessions like wet ones. Made sure all inputs/applications were butter smooth.
You can learn a lot in the cooler temps. as Rocket Dan said take it easy and ease yourself into a rhythm.
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Re: Tire Temp question
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2019, 02:57:34 PM »

What is there to worry about cold tires??????


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Re: Tire Temp question
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2019, 04:59:25 PM »

Hows it going guys. 

May be a stupid question.  This is only my 2nd year running slicks.  My pace is probally mid pack I group at best.

Are the cooler temps at NCBIKE this weekend going to be a issue with the slicks?


Looks like a high of 61 degrees

At the track that has more grip than any track you'll probably ever ride? Answer to your question is no. Don't over think this.
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Re: Tire Temp question
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2019, 05:00:37 PM »

And I'm seeing 63 and 71 for high temps with party cloudy to sunny skies.
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Re: Tire Temp question
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2019, 08:49:18 AM »

Thanks for the input fellas



As usual i tend to over think about a lot of stuff
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Re: Tire Temp question
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2019, 07:57:10 AM »

Thanks for the input fellas



As usual i tend to over think about a lot of stuff

Just keep an eye on your tire pressure throughout the day like you usually would Shawn and you'll be fine.

BUT - absolutely everything that's been said beforehand (ie - using your head in cooler temps) applies
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