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A cyclocross Tire WIth puncture protection?

Old 06-05-08, 09:08 PM
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A cyclocross Tire WIth puncture protection?

I want to ride the road to get to the trail. I'll be riding groomed trails, but want a little extra grip. The tires need to be durable (puncture protection). 35 mm clinchers. So what's the best? and what's the best bang for the buck?
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If you can't find a dedicated tire that suits your needs you can always use something like Mr Tuffy tire liners to help prevent punctures.
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Schwalbe Marathon Pro
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Originally Posted by c_m_shooter
Schwalbe Marathon Pro
They have terrible wet grip, and are horrible on loose ground.

(Also it's the Marathon Plus, not Pro.)
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Thorn resistant tubes, though they are heavy
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Specialized makes some Borough CX in Armadillo.
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Originally Posted by knobster
Specialized makes some Borough CX in Armadillo.
i'm looking for knobby. i have road tires for everyday riding, I want a set for the trails.
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Originally Posted by scattered73
Thorn resistant tubes, though they are heavy
Do they protect from pinch flats?
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Originally Posted by Ziemas
They have terrible wet grip, and are horrible on loose ground.

(Also it's the Marathon Plus, not Pro.)
What would you suggest?
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Originally Posted by Raffi
What would you suggest?
I'm not sure as I don't ride trails, I mostly ride in the city, with the occasional short bit of gravel or dirt. There is a Marathon Cross, but it is wider than you want.

As I said earlier you can always find a tire that suits your needs in terms of size and grip and add Mr Tuffy liners for puncture protection.
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just put some stan's in your tubes.
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Originally Posted by Raffi
i'm looking for knobby. i have road tires for everyday riding, I want a set for the trails.
These are made for hard pack. Slick in the middle, knobby on the sides. Personally, I tried them on the road and didn't like them. Slow, but all knobby would be even worse.
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Originally Posted by Raffi
Do they protect from pinch flats?
I have never had a flat of any kind when using the thorn resistant tubes, but they are heavy. They were also kind of difficult to find, had to have a bike shop special order them in 28-35 range never could find them online in cyclocross size. Though I thought pinch flats were from not having your tire properly inflated?
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