Hi guys, I'm looking for some tires for my cross bike. The races here are grass, sand, and some loose singletrack. I do a lot of training on the local XC trails, which are rooty and rocky.
I'd like to buy the biggest tires I can get, which seem to be 40s. I've looked at lots of various tires, and read some reviews, but can't quite get a handle on which to get.
Right now I'm riding some Ritchey SpeedMax's in 32c, and at 30psi they do okay, but I'm a bit leery of running them that low, afraid of pinch flats. At 40 I can still ride them, but they're not as much fun over the roots and whatnot, this has me thinking about a larger tire, since my lowly category has no real restrictions.
I have to stay with clinchers for this season, proper race wheels aren't in the budget 'til next year.
I think the current front runners are the Kenda Happy Mediums. They come in a 40, but I'm just not sure about the tread design.