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tripleDot

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What cyclocross tire?
« on: July 13, 2016, 01:57:00 AM »
I just "slashed" (as opposed to puncture) my fixie tire while riding it last Sunday. And realized just how thin those tires were.  There's now an inch-long gash and I doubt I can close it without doing surgery.  I've actually glued a 2x1 tire patch on the inside 'cause if I don't, I could actually see the tube.

So I'm  in the market for a new tire, and I believe those cyclocross tires are more durable than the regular fixie or road bike tires.  Any recommendations?



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Re: What cyclocross tire?
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2016, 02:34:04 AM »
Cyclocross tires more durable? Not really. It all depends on the brand/model you pick.

A CX tire will show a more structured thread, but also usually softer, for a better grip. So that if you ride them 100% on the road they will melt like snow (OK, I'm pushing this too far now). Still, I use Continental CX Speed tires on my wife's 27.5" MTB. She uses it mostly on the road. They last long... but that's because she does not ride much :D

They are perfect for the usage: feel more secure then a road tire (very grippy), very comfy (35mm wide), faster then a 2" MTB tire and still enable to ride on "dirty" roads or cross some light and short trails. But again if you use it on your commuter, with a high mileage, they won't last long.

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Re: What cyclocross tire?
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2016, 11:00:44 PM »
The lbs here didn't give me much of a choice. Went to 5 of them in the same afternoon and only one had the right size tire and it was the only piece left.  End up with a Maxxis Detonator (road).

Thanks SpotsG.