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    Local Trail

    I'm thinking of taking my CX on a local trail. A lot of uphill/downhill, in fact I've only seen MTBs on the trail. I have stock CX tires that came on my jamis nova sport. Question is should I get some thicker tires before I try out this trail? Do CX bikes even belong on uphill/downhill trails? I'm sort of a Newby when it comes to cyclocross I currently only use my bike to commute on concrete and gravel.

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    I would try to ride it as is. You may end up walking a few sections.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
    I would try to ride it as is. You may end up walking a few sections.
    +1

    and it might be great fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by grueling View Post
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    and it might be great fun
    Thanks I'll definitely give it a go! I guess I was just wondering if you guys put off rode tires on your CX bikes?

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    I've been testing different tires on my CX bikes and I definitely like high volume low pressure tires on singletracks. My Specialized Tracer Pro 2bliss tires are great, but when I'm riding rutted trails, WTB Nano 29 x 2.1 tires are my weapon of choice. I definitely recommend you to try high volume tires when you have a chance.

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    I've taken my x bike on single and double track. It was fun, challenging, but I prefer a mtn bike for real trails. I do like using a x bike on long rides with multiple terrain (road, gravel roads, rail trails and trails).

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