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    Tire Question

    Does anyone know where to find slick tires for my cyclocross bike? Any reason why road" tires (700 x 23 or 25) won't fit my cyclocross rims (Bianchi Axis '03) well? All road tires seem to be 700 x 23-25, while cyclocross tires are x 32-35. I'm planning to do a century and would like to ride slicks instead of typical c-cross tires.

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    I just picked up some 700 x 28 Conti ultra gator slicks from biketiresdirect.com. Smallest size my rims (Salsa Delgado, wider than most) will handle.

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    try 'touring' tires.
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    Nashbar is always closing out slicks. Don't worry, the skinnier tires will fit the rims. Or just use a wider slick tire, less chance of flatting if you are a rough rider.
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    Thanks all. I appreciate your advice.

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