I recently bought a Crosscheck to be my do everything bike. So far I've only used it for touring and commuting. Anyway, this weekend I'm going north to camp and I wanted to bring it with me to ride some of the single track. I ordered two Panracer Fire Cross tires 700 x 45 to mount up and figured I was in business. Then it occured to me that they might not fit on my Mavic CXP 33 rims. I looked at the Mavic website and just as I thought CXP 33 rims have a maximum "recommended" tire width of 28mm. This really sucks because I built these rims based on reviews and suggestions I read on this site. I know that people ride CXP 33 rims on cyclocross bikes. What sort of tires should I get? Do I have to shell out for a secondary wheelset just for offroading?
Thanks in advance. I appreciate the help. I'll be really depressed if I can't ride this weekend.