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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 08-05-04, 03:26 PM   #1
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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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Old 08-06-04, 12:25 AM   #2
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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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