|what 'cross tires for these conditions (xpost from cc board)||JS Haiku Shop|
Aug 1, 2003 6:17 AM
|mud, gravel, soft grassy hills, very little (but some) pavement. shopping at excel:
I don't mind spending $30 on 'cross tires, but i've been using the same (cheap) mtb tires for 4 years, and haven't had one problem (assuming it's the terrain). i'm not a weight weenie, and am a penny pincher. was thinking of buying four of these $13.95 trailmix tires, at the price of two "better" ones, and setting up a spare wheelset for the pit.
|What I use for that type of riding:||Alex-in-Evanston|
Aug 1, 2003 6:24 AM
Ritchey Speed Max. I go for the 32's, which actually measure out to about 32 (meaning they're quite a bit smaller than the Mich 30's). I've used both Mich's and Vittoria and the Ritcheys are my favorite.
You can get wire bead for 2/3 the price, though it will effect shipping cost.
You've got a Surly, right? Are you going to race single speed?
|yup, yup||JS Haiku Shop|
Aug 1, 2003 6:42 AM
|have a crosscheck and a steamroller.
i'm probably going to do the first race on the steamroller (42/18 or 42/20), and the rest (7 or 8 total) on the crosscheck (triple/12-32).
|Unsolicited treatise on tires for SS cross.||Alex-in-Evanston|
Aug 1, 2003 7:32 AM
|Huge, gnarly, beastly tires are good for SS cross. Don't slow down for small obstacles. Keep the might mo'. Big tires, low pressure.
I love cross.
|Unsolicited treatise on tires for SS cross.||gtx|
Aug 1, 2003 10:58 AM
|if you're not racing I like the Conti Top Tourings but they're heavy. For racing Michelins.|| |