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Old 01-01-03, 12:15 AM   #1
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27" cyclocross tires?

I'm looking to put on some aggressive tread on my new fixed gear stead, however, I'm running a 27" rim. Anyone know where i can pick up some 27" cyclocross tires?
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Specialized used to make a tri-cross 27" but I havent seen them in years. I dont know of any current 27 inchers
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Isn't 27" and 700c the same?
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27 is slightly larger. So it looks the same until you try to mount a tire.
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I'm pretty sure that the Tioga Bloodhound is an old cross tire.

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/tires.html#630
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Thanks guys, i'll see if i can find some older 27" CX tires.
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I think that Vittoria may still make some 27" cross tires - they are green but hey you gotta do what you gotta do.

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Green is not a problem, i'll keep my eye out for them. I found a pair of cheap 27" tires at my local k-mart (thanks for the tip Mike!), only $11, so i purchased two, they have reverse tread, so they role fast, but still get some grip.
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IRC Cyclocross exists in 700 x 37 and 27" x 1 3/8". I got the 27" last Winter (i.e. Oct. 2001), and as far as I know, it still exists.

There is a tiny difference between both: the 700 has a narrow smooth line (not a ridge, just a 2-mm wide strip without knobs) whereas the 27" doesn't have any. If I remember correctly, the tire is about 38 mm wide x 38 mm deep.

Great tires in snow and decent on ice. Never tried in mud; we don't have that on Saint-Laurent Blvd.


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