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widest cyclocross tires/other ???(3 posts)

widest cyclocross tires/other ???blkberry
Sep 30, 2002 10:23 AM
Hello all.

What is the widest tire i can fit on my Specialized XC? Currently running 700 x 30 frt/rr. What about clincher vs.tubulars vs tubeless.

What can i expect from one of those Chris King headsets?
My Specialized XC has stock everything. Ultegra groupo,Mavic Open Pro wheel set,Thompson seat post.
Is there anything else i should do to my rig? Only a month old.Or just leave it alone for now? I am a newbie to the cyclocross world.I wanted to have the best of both worlds. Thanks for any advice given.
re: widest cyclocross tires/other ???climbo
Sep 30, 2002 11:28 AM
stock Spec, leave it that way, should be good to go for a while. You can get some big tyres in that thing but why not wait and see if you want to upgrade to tubular. This is really the only way to go for a serious crosser !! You could get the 700x34 Tufo's in that bike no problem.
chain catchergreg n
Oct 2, 2002 6:13 AM
The best $10 you can spend on a cross bike. There's plenty of chances to throw a chain in race, and this little thing just pushes in right back on.