MTB Conversion 'Cross Tires
I'm converting an old MTB (Kona Lava Dome that bascially has road geometry) for 'cross this winter. PLan was to go 700c, but the bosses are plumb too low. So with 26" wheels, whats a good tire? I'm getting some Maxxis Medusa 1.55s, but I also noticed Conti makes an exessively knobby tire at 1.5, and the normally 'cross-specific Kenda Kwick comes in 26"(tho the smallest I could find was 1.7). Everything else out there (Ritchey Crossbite, etc) seemed way too slick.
Any other suggestions for those of us too cheap to buy a real 'cross bike?