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nugaluga 09-21-07 09:21 AM

advice on accessories for a new bike
 
I just bought a surly cross-check from Jensonusa
this is my first bike in 5 years.. I bought it as a commuter around the city, to get to work and to keep me in shape.

I more commuter friendly tires. do you recommend me buying a second set of wheels or just replacing the tires?
I'm guessing i'd probably want fenders as I dont' want water, or mudd on me when i get into work. Do you recommend any fenders, or are they all the same?

Do you recommend any tires in particular.

nugaluga 09-21-07 09:22 AM

eh I meant to say.. i want more commuter friendly tires

flargle 09-21-07 09:50 AM

Tires: Panaracer Pasela TG 700x35C
Fenders: SKS P50

Psydotek 09-21-07 11:12 AM

If you're planning on only using it for commuting, one wheelset is fine.

As for tires, are you looking for speed, comfort, puncture resistance, able to handle non-pavement trails, etc...

I use Continental Ultra Gatorskins (700x23c) for commuting since i'm on the road and need to minimize flats.

nopinkbikes 09-21-07 12:13 PM

You'll want to go with a little bigger tire with a Crosscheck(a bit heavy plus whatever you are
carrying), the Panaracer Pasela TG are a great tire. I use 700x32C.

Also, the Planet Bike Freddy Fenders work nice on a Crosscheck. It is a nice commuter bike, you should be happy with it.

sfcrossrider 09-21-07 12:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nopinkbikes (Post 5309795)
You'll want to go with a little bigger tire with a Crosscheck(a bit heavy plus whatever you are
carrying), the Panaracer Pasela TG are a great tire. I use 700x32C.

Also, the Planet Bike Freddy Fenders work nice on a Crosscheck. It is a nice commuter bike, you should be happy with it.

What this guy said. Congrats on the crosscheck. I LOVE mine!


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