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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 11-29-08, 06:24 PM   #1
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looking for a 27" tire without the yellow walls

So this isn't about cyclocross racing but about cyclocross tires...

I decided I would commute through the winter this year rather than hang up my good bike and ride the bus, so I set about building a single speed winter bike out of the standard old steel road frame, etc. I figured cyclocross tires would be good for the Minneapolis winter; narrow enough not to slow me down too much when it's dry and cut through the snow and crap when it's there, but with a little extra grip when the going gets sloppy. So far so good. I kept the outrageously heavy, tough old 27" rims from the original bike, thinking they'd be good for winter.

So here's the question: has anyone ever seen a 27" cyclocross tire without those STUPID yellow "white walls"? I mean, I get that it's a minor point, but they're awful looking! I just don't understand why there's an assumption that just because you have an old frame means you want old looking tires.
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Old 11-30-08, 06:39 PM   #2
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Harris cyclery sells a 'Club Roost' brand blackwall that should meet your needs. ...Unapomer...
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you can more than likely get the club roost tire at your local shop. every shop i've ever worked at carried them. they're basically your only option.
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The best online price I could find was $16.40 each from Niagra Cycle Works. I've ordered from them before, very painless. ...Unapomer..
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you can more than likely get the club roost tire at your local shop. every shop i've ever worked at carried them. they're basically your only option.
http://www.biketiresdirect.com/pvivz...ad_tire/pp.htm
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that's a road tire. we're talking about cross tires with knobby treads. there are plenty o' 27" road tires with inverted tread patterns.
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