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Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 08-17-08, 05:08 PM   #1
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What size cross tires? 700x32 or 34?

I'm building up a Ridley Crossbow, and wondering what size tires for fun cross training (to get rid of some of the road boringness) and a few cross races.

So, 32 or 34?
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Old 08-17-08, 06:13 PM   #2
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So, 32 or 34?
Yes.
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Old 08-17-08, 07:24 PM   #3
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All I can say is that the only off road riding I have done is on an MTB so I am going to start off with a 34, not that that measurement means anything as it is not standardized across brands, and then move down as I become comfortable on those tiny tires off road.
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If you are only gonna have one tire for everything, I'd go 700x34 or 35. I run 700x38s or 40s for single track and urban assault rides. That being said, Kenda is hooking me with 700x32 Small Block 8s for racing this winter...they make 'em in 34c.

I don't notice a huge difference in rolling resistance or cornering from 35c on up to 42c. The fatter ones will ride better and flat less because of the increased volume.
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