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  • Cyclocross Tyres

     mr-marty-martin updated 12 years, 5 months ago 3 Members · 11 Posts
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  • Agman

    Member
    3 November 2008 at 3:07 pm

    I’ve just been reading the latest Cycling Plus and a interesting article on cyclocross bikes.

    I’m not after a cyclocross bike, but one thing I’m after is a pair of cyclocross tyres.

    I’m planning a route around the North York Moors next year, Namely “12 Crosses of the NYM ride” and forum readers will of no doubt seen it.

    I’ve a choice of either the hardtail mtb bike or trekking bike. However the mtb would be ideal, but I’m bivving overnight in the area of Newtondale. So I’m deciding to take the trekking bike with pannier racks – namley Dawes Kara-Kum with 700cc tyres, this bike will cope with the rough terrain of the NYM.

    Anyway I need a pair of 700cc cyclocross tyres with good grip and one brand I like the look of, is Vittoria Cross XG Pro 700×34.

    Any advice.

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    3 November 2008 at 3:49 pm

    hi m8

    im needing some new cross tyres for my cross bike soon as well, the best cross tyres are tubs but your rims may not take them, also they come with a hefty price tag

    the vittorias are nice tyres, but what you’ve got to remmebr with cross tyres is that there all about short term grip ( wel some a hard wearing ) so i wouldnt expect a long life. michelin ake good cross tyres also, but the tyres you were on about look pritty good, and grippy

  • Agman

    Member
    3 November 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Thanks for that, marty. The tyres will be short-term and like I say for the “12 Crosses Route”. The clinchers should be fine for what I need, I’ll probably go for the Cross XG Pro or Conti Speedking.

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    3 November 2008 at 4:04 pm

    yeh the conti’s are realy good quality tyres

  • Agman

    Member
    3 November 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Just done a Wiggle and there have the Vittoria Randonneur Cross Pro 700×34 and decent price @ £22 each. I think these might be more suitable for the 12 Crosses being a mixture of rough track and tarmac road.

    Anyway if I do purchase them, probably try them out on the Castle Eden Walk-Way.

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    3 November 2008 at 4:34 pm

    just wonderin what is the 12 Crosses

  • Gunner

    Member
    3 November 2008 at 5:39 pm

    just wonderin what is the 12 Crosses

    It’s this Marty, and very interesting it looks it too 😉

    http://www.mtbe.co.uk/12-crosses-mtb-ride-t1224.html

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    3 November 2008 at 6:31 pm

    are rite, im sure the ride would make for some great pictures if possible 😉

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    7 November 2008 at 7:17 pm

    these were the michelin tyres i was on about, but you’ll be bidding against me on these 😉

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Michelin-Cyclo-Cross-Sprint-tyre_W0QQitemZ200272651395QQihZ010QQcategoryZ27954QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

  • Agman

    Member
    30 November 2008 at 3:56 pm

    I’ve tried out the Schwalbe Cross tyres this morning and say excellent grip on the slightly frozen Castle-Eden Walk-Way. Not good on black ice, came a cropper on the back road of Blakey Bank, caused by consent wear of car tyres. Still I’m pleased with them.

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    30 November 2008 at 4:11 pm

    ive just got myself some continental twisters, a realy good tyre for the cross

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