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Ricthey tires 38c +roadboy
Apr 2, 2003 5:52 AM
I was considering getting some wider ritchey tires for my surly. Maybe some 38's or even 42's. I am currently running 30c michelin mud tires for trail riding, and they work great. However where I live the trails tend to be sandier and rockier and Im thinking the wider tire would have more traction and maybe coner better. Does anybody have experience with the wider ritchey tires 38c+
re: Ricthey tires 38c +velofelus
Apr 2, 2003 8:59 AM
Go for it. Haven't tried the 42c Ritchey Zed's but I've ridden the 38c Mt.Cross on my own Surly and am very pleased with its trail performance. In fact I just ordered my third set of them. Don't think it was actually intended to be a "race"tire, seems more like wider kevlar beaded verison Ritchey's Trail Mix, the tire pattern looks similar. In comparsion to the MichMuds{a good tire, seems closer in size to a 35c than its listed 30c size) I found the Ritchey's more durable and longer lasting while offering as good or better performance in most conditions.
re: Ricthey tires 38c +Mitch2
Apr 2, 2003 3:06 PM
Where do you get your tires at?

re: Ricthey tires 38c +velofelus
Apr 2, 2003 3:15 PM
Mitch, check out either or
Apr 2, 2003 4:18 PM
Better yetTWD
Apr 3, 2003 9:45 AM

They have the 700x38 mount cross for $21.99.

I'm running them and like them alot. They are plenty big for my taste. I figure if I need bigger than that, I'll take my MTB anyways.
Yep, 38 Ritchey mount cross' hereTCN
Apr 2, 2003 10:05 AM
Great tires and a definite improvement over my mich muds.

You make some sacrifices due to the increased size but since I use mine primarily for commuting and trail riding they workout perfectly.

Buy 'em, try 'em. You won't be disappointed.
I second that...dpb
Apr 2, 2003 10:50 AM
Ritchey Mount Cross are the largest that will fit my frame. I use them for some pretty rough trail riding, rock gardens and stuff. Adds suspension and traction when you need it most. Light too, for the size. Good stuff.

Thanks for the feedbackroadboy
Apr 2, 2003 6:18 PM
Here too. Great tire.GlowBoy
Apr 8, 2003 11:37 AM
It's my current choice up front for off-roading on my 'crosser. Great grip in all conditions, cushier than 32-35c tires, rolls great for its size and the amount of knob that it has. I've commuted on it a bit, though not in winter because I don't have adequate fender clearance with it, and it's worked decently for that too. It's reasonably light at (I think) 450-ish grams. I bought mine for $30 at my LBS, but you should be able to find it a bit cheaper online.