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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 10-12-09, 06:01 PM   #1
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what are skinney cross tires?

I have a fuji newest 3 and want to do cx really bad. I have 700x25 on there now and can go to 26. are there any 700x25 or 26 cross tires?
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Old 10-12-09, 06:37 PM   #2
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okay. now that I figured out in 700x25 the 25 is milimeters I should have enough clearence to run a 30. since I have 1/2 a cm on each side that means 1 cm total so I could fit 35's if I wished.
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Remember to check for clearance on top of the tire as well. Tires have a round profile so a wider tire will also be taller... I really doubt you can fit 30s or 35s under those brake calipers.

Cyclocross bikes have cantilever brakes and they can run wider/taller tires and not have the brakes get clogged by mud like caliper brakes will do as the muddy tire runs right under the caliper.
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Good point. My freind says he has an extra set and will let me try them and see if they fit. he says they will definatly fit but idk. I didnt know wider meant taller.
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