So, I'm looking for a 'cross tire, preferably some good knobby action, but for mostly pavement.
Actually, what ended up happening was that my Surly Cross Check has become my winter steed. Here in CO I've found that studs are overkill, that I'm mostly dealing with slush, packed snow and dry snow and NOT ice. Knobbies are great.
I'm at an impasse because I think a softer tread is better on the packed snow, but the harder tread will wear longer on the drier days where I'm just riding pavement the majority of the way.
Preferably I could find something that's 35mm wide, but I'm open to wider. 35 is as small as I would want to go. Oh yeah, 700c of course...
35 fits under my SKS Fenders better, but 45 can make do...45 is widest I want to try.
Whadda y'all think?
edited to add: the Ritchey ExcaVader is intriguing....too soft?