Cyclocross Racing - I need tire(clinchers) suggestions. help please
Bikeforums.net is a forum about nothing but bikes. Our community can help you find information about hard-to-find and localized information like bicycle tours, specialties like where in your area to have your recumbent bike serviced, or what are the best bicycle tires and seats for the activities you use your bike for.
08-25-10, 09:52 AM
I currently run hutchison bulldogs, but need a skinnier tire in a 30 or 32 mm. My chainstay clearance is pretty tight and while the 34mm bulldogs fit and roll with no contact, its too close for comfort.
what clinchers are you guys riding?
Michelin Mud2 is a nice tire and about as skinny as you'l find. I switched to them mid-season last year and was very happy.
08-25-10, 10:08 AM
Mud2s are pretty common for midatlantic racing.
08-25-10, 10:23 AM
Challenge Fango's in 32 did me fine until I went tubulars.
08-25-10, 01:15 PM
I run three different clinchers depending on the conditions. Tire choice and pressure can make a huge difference in races. I have the tires mounted on different wheelsets and get to the race venue early enough to allow enough time to test the tires while warming up
I use Mud2's for muddy conditions. Last year in a race with some loose gravel I fell on the straights with the Mud2's due to there being no tread/lugs on the sides. With hind sight the muddy sections were not significant enough to justify the loss of traction on gravel and side grades.
I have a pr of Conti's with file treads for hard packed surfaces and grass. Mostly good for early season and frozen ground.
I use the Bontrager tires that came with my XO1 Trek for general riding and training
08-25-10, 02:10 PM
08-26-10, 09:00 AM
thanks! ive been leaning towards the mud 2s. also thinking about running some challenge fango clinchers. the price might stop me though. i have a few weeks to figure this out i guess.
08-26-10, 07:05 PM
I ran the Maxxis Raze last year and had no complaints whatsoever. This year I'm going to try the Mud2s and some Maxxis Mimos.
09-13-10, 01:47 PM
Have heard good about the Mud2's. Personally I run Challenge Grifos on both the tubular and clincher wheelsets, same tread. My tubulars are 34's but the 32's give you plenty enough tire to race on.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.