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Old 09-26-06, 01:25 PM   #1
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Beginner Tires

I found out about a local Cyclocross race and decide that I would try it out. I have a bike that I think will work (Specialized Sirrus) now I just need tires for it. Any suggestions on something that is fairly cheap but will do the job?

I was thinking about These but I really have no clue.
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Old 09-26-06, 02:02 PM   #2
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With your bike you may not be able to run anything wider than a 28 or a 30cm. Most manufacturers produce that size.

Try this link:Cross Tires for a mostly good description of some tires.
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With a Sirrus I'd suggest you use a 28 or 30 mm tire. I don't think you can fit anything wider.

Be aware that most tires are fine for specific conditions they were designed for and that there are a LOT of conditions in various cross races from dry summerlike conditions to rain and mud like soup to snow and ice.

As a beginner use what you have and learn as you go.
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As a beginner use what you have and learn as you go.

Thats good advice. I think I'd be fine running whatever size, it has 28 on now that are slick and there is plenty of clearance everywhere.
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