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Old 11-05-06, 10:11 PM   #1
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Most common tire width/tread

I'm just building up a cyclo/road bike, with 26" rim. For cyclocross use, I'm not sure what tire widths and treads would be suitable for mostly hard-pack, with the occassional obstacle. Any suggestions would be great... specific model references would be okay too.

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I don't have a lot of experience with cross tires.

I like the Maxxis Mimos that came stock with my bike, but they seem to be wearing very quickly, esp. on pavement. Most of the cross tires I've seen seem to be in the 32c-38c range.

I don't know if there are any 26" cross tires per se, almost all the cross bikes seem to be 700c (not counting the MTB cross racers)
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I posted the same question last week.
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Didn't see saddlebags posting of last week- but I used to and still do when I can get them- Use Conti- Cross country tyres in 1.5. These are one of the best winter tyres I have ever used and use them at 45psi on a hardtail MTB. The other tyre I use Is Panaracer Mud Pro in 1.8. That is a spiked tyre and is for Mud only. Does not work as well as the cross country in mixed terrain. If it is pure Mud- then give the Mud Pro a try- they work.
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I run 700c x 30. For 26", I'd say try a 1.5" width and adjust IF necessary, but I'm willing to bet at least $7 that you'll like the 1.5.
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Didn't see saddlebags posting of last week- but I used to and still do when I can get them- Use Conti- Cross country tyres in 1.5. These are one of the best winter tyres I have ever used and use them at 45psi on a hardtail MTB.
Me too. These tyres are the mutts in a 1.5'' size. I run mine a little harder, 'bout 65psi to stop pinch flats. They work fine on most surfaces and leave lots of clearance on a MTB frame. Go SS if you want a bike that is really unaffected by the gloop
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