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Old 03-22-07, 05:09 PM
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Are Crossmax mostly for racing?

Considering buying a set of used Crossmax Tubeless (UST). I am after light weight quality, but longevity and trouble free running are also paramount. Are Crossmax durable in the long run, or is ultimate longevity sacrificed for racing performance? I am 180 lbs, and will not be hucking. Just as aggressive as I can muster for a 48 year old. Also considering DT Swiss 240's.
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Old 03-22-07, 05:16 PM
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You're 48? I would kill to get my 48 year old Dad on a bike, although I will try this weekend in Vegas. I was about to buy those tires recently. After reading lots of user reviews I concluded that they don't have to be race tires. They can be, because they are light. But unless you are putting hundreds of miles on your bike each month, they shouldn't be a problem. I have a WTB exiwolf 2.1 on my bike right now. It's light and is amazing good tire.
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I know several guys running Cross Max's on their bikes and they don't seem to have any trouble. I've been riding with this group for over a year and I can't recall a single wheel related mechanical failure coming up in conversation. After I tacoed the rear on my Prophet I strongly considered a set but just couldn't bring myself to pull the trigger.
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Crossmax SL used to be the KING of racer. But 240s has hit the market. 240s with ZTR rim will be lighter then Crossmax SL (SLR). Chris King isn't bad either but most racer use Crossmax or 240s. If you are into weight, 240s.
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Thanks for the feedback guys.
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