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Who makes a narrow MTB tire that could be used for cross?(4 posts)

Who makes a narrow MTB tire that could be used for cross?853
Sep 6, 2002 7:18 AM
I am going to use my MTB for cross this season and was wondering what 26" tire would be recommended for this, Would a 1.4" slick work for dry hardpack courses? Is there any narrow tires w/ knobbys?
One more question, How much diffrence would I notice if I took off my suspension fork and traded it for a rigid? I have access to a variety of these from my LBS which has a throw away box from people up-grading to suspension forks.
Thanks, just trying to make my bike more cross ready.
re: Who makes a narrow MTB tire that could be used for cross?flyweight
Sep 6, 2002 7:55 AM
Continental makes a 1.5" tire and Ritchey also makes a narrow tire.

Switching forks for cross season is probably a good idea. Get a second headset that's identical to the one already installed on your bike. This saves you from removing the lower race (which if you do more than a few times will eventually wear out the race and/or steer tube)
Conti Cross Country 26x1.5GlowBoy
Sep 6, 2002 11:50 AM
http://www.conti-online.com/generator/www/de/en/continental/bicycle/themes/tires/mtb/crosscountry/crosscountry_en.html
found these in the new nashbar cat.buffalosorrow
Sep 6, 2002 2:09 PM
Ritchey Cross bite 26x 1.4 $19.99 ea
Geax Revert 26x 1.65 $16.95 ea.
Avocet Cross II 26x 1.25, 1.5 $19.95 ea.

My girlfriend runs the ritchey cross bite 1.4's on a aegis MTB single speed w/ rigid fork, good on dry trails.