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what 'cross tires for these conditions (xpost from cc board)(5 posts)

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:

http://www.excelsports.com/new.asp?page=7&major=8&minor=2

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.

TIA!

-J
What I use for that type of riding:Alex-in-Evanston
Aug 1, 2003 6:24 AM
http://www.webcyclery.com/.docs/product_id/1349/category_name/Cyclocross+Tires/pg/product_detail.html

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?

Alex
yup, yupJS 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).

thanks.
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.

Alex
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.