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Schwalbe CX Comp??

Old 04-29-16, 12:25 PM
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Schwalbe CX Comp??

My bike came with Continental CycloXKings's and I use those for off road riding. I have maybe a couple hundred miles on them (various road riding, cross race and some off road riding) but the tread looks like it isn't going to last long so I might try to unload them for something with a more overall middle semi slick tread with knobs on the outside. I found Schwalbe CX Comp's online and they seem to be pretty reasonable and I like the tread pattern on them. Anybody use them? This would be for off road riding, occasional race and maybe keep them during the winter to go through the sloppy stuff.

CX Comp - Schwalbe Professional Bike Tires
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No knobs or semi-knobs.

Get a rails to trails tire like the Schwalbe Marathon Mondial.

They will do what're you're looking to do:

Marathon Mondial HS 428 | Schwalbe North America
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The Marathon Mondial will not work for the OP. They will not perform offroad and will be awful, if not downright dangerous on a cyclocross race. Same with winter slop and mud, those Mondial will be awful.

Cyclocross tires wear out really fast on the road. I would recommend something like the Clement USH for general road/gravel riding and keeping a separate set of cyclocross tires for racing.
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I have these tires on my CX, since ~100km, and they look good. Not so bad on road (not too slow), OK offroad as long as you don't go into mud, medium comfort (~3 bar for me, but when you go on tractor path it will be a pain), noisy at high speed (over ~30 km/h). No trace of wear for the moment.

So I recommend them as they're cheap (13€ for me) and polyvalent.

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