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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:18 am 
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Cyclocross doesn't usually take place on such rocky terrain. Not uncommon to see a riser-barred 29er on 2" tyres at the less-serious races either.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:30 am 
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shogun wrote:
Narrower = faster is a bit of a myth, and sure, take advice from cyclocross; just remember a CX bike is 1/4 road bike, 1/4 off road bike, 1/2 rucksack.


haha, best analogy i have read in ages!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:01 am 
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zetecmk2 wrote:
thin will cut through gloop better....if there's something solid under it! ykt :mrgreen:

That was my theory BITD! I used to run 1.5 hardpacks quite often even in the mud. Since I'm not the lightest of riders I figured I would never be skimming over the mud so decided I'd sink to the bottom and keep going :lol: The hardpacks would be pretty scary on wet rocky corners though!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:41 am 
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The hard packs were a great tyre!......I have often wondered why we don't see them here more often!....


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:55 am 
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feetabix wrote:
The hard packs were a great tyre!......I have often wondered why we don't see them here more often!....

Tell me about it. Been looking for one for ages


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:24 am 
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the pro road peloton is moving towards 25mm tyres now, away from 23mm.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:35 pm 
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trail_head wrote:
When it comes to mtb tires fatter is better.
That's a bit of a generalisation and assumes everyone is riding the same terrain. I happily run 1.7 z max if I'm riding dry compact fire roads if though I,m riding muddy slippery Rocky terrain bigger tyres are needed.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:37 pm 
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Rampage wrote:
1/2 rucksack? For spares?


They spend half the time on your shoulder.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:39 am 
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Well, I`m going from Continental MountainKings 2.4s to Schwalbe Racing Ralphs 2.0s. Want to experiment with a lighter wheelset too, think Crossmax /XT/XTR,


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:44 am 
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4.75 baby feel the moony love :wink:


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