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Cyclocross tires for MTB

Old 11-20-17, 10:19 AM
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Cyclocross tires for MTB

Trying to find cyclocross tires to fit my 26" MTB wheels. Looking for Schawlbe Pro or similar with kevlar bead for light weight. Any ideas of bike shops in the Northern California area or online vendors who have them would be appreciated.

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Old 11-20-17, 02:41 PM
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bay area? plenty of shops.
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Old 11-21-17, 10:59 AM
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It is getting hard to find good tires in the 26" size. a lot of shops and manufacturers have abandoned that size for anything other than a basic tire...
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There aren't really any "cyclocross" tires in 26", since cyclocross is rarely raced on bikes with 26" wheels.

You can still get some reasonable MTB tires in the size, like the Continental Mountain King, Race King, and Speed King, although some of those are getting harder to find.

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I have a set of Shwalbe cx tires with folding bead tires. They are 26 x 1.35. I bought them from a UK site, maybe chain reaction. Got them for about 25 dollars each and they have performed pretty well. Several hundred miles with some easy single track and only one puncture. Good combination of supple and durable. The little knobbies are not great in crazy mud or pure pavement but I would recommend these.
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Originally Posted by buffalo4life View Post
I have a set of Shwalbe cx tires with folding bead tires. They are 26 x 1.35. I bought them from a UK site, maybe chain reaction. Got them for about 25 dollars each and they have performed pretty well. Several hundred miles with some easy single track and only one puncture. Good combination of supple and durable. The little knobbies are not great in crazy mud or pure pavement but I would recommend these.
Schwalbe CX Pro Cyclocross Bike Tyre | Chain Reaction Cycles
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UCI has a 33mm maximum and they check each bike... local community races it does not really matter..
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Those things look meaty they must look very skinny on the rim i ride 2.0 with minimal tread
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I had a pair of those last year, they're great. They've found themselves on CL if you want to try and negotiate shipping: https://denver.craigslist.org/bop/d/...387248104.html
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was checking these out (on Biketiresdirect.com) last week while I was thinking about an old school rigid cheap MTB. a caveat, I was not looking for lots of traction for the mild trails I had in mind, thinking more about flotation

Continental Cruise Contact 26 Inch Tire
26 x 2.1 Inch - $35.96

Kenda K1016 Kiniption 26 Inch Tire
26 x 2.3 Inch - $35.96
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