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Where to find cyclocross tires?(4 posts)

Where to find cyclocross tires?DT
Aug 5, 2002 10:46 AM
I'm looking to put some semi-slick tires on my road tandem, but am having trouble finding 700 sized ones...any ideas? The reason I'm putting them on that is we just moved to a place where there are a lot of bike paths, but kinda beat up in places...the road is not an option when we're pulling our daughter behind us, but fine when we're not...thanks!!
search yahoo for 'cyclocross tires'. You'll find oodles. nmSteve_0
Aug 5, 2002 11:05 AM
I wouldn't worry all that much about tread.Spoke Wrench
Aug 5, 2002 12:04 PM
We use Specialized Armadillos on ours. I think they come in widths up to 27mm. They are stiff and heavy, but I think you that can have old ones recycled into bulletproof vests. I have seriously contemplated leaving the spare innertube etc. at home.
Couple of suggestionscory
Aug 5, 2002 2:20 PM
I just bought some 700x35 Ritchey cross tires at REI for $13 apiece for my singlespeed. Can't remember the model; somethingMax. Excel Sports (www.excelsports.com) has four or five different ones, about $19 to $29, with treads from aggressive to nearly smooth.
Have you considered Avocet Cross II's, with the inverted tread? On sale at Nashbar now, I think $26.95. And a sleeper is the Panaracer Pasela in 35mm--I've been using those on my Atlantis for a year or so and really like them. They're light and fairly fast on the road, but have enough air volume to work well on hardpack and even a little non-technical singletrack.