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    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.

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

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    Tires: Panaracer Pasela TG 700x35C
    Fenders: SKS P50

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nopinkbikes View Post
    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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