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wheels for cyclocross

fast as fuppfast as fupp Posts: 2,277
edited September 2009 in Road buying advice
can i use a spare pair of campag ventos ive got or do i have to shell out for special ones?

HELP ME PLEASE! :D
'dont forget lads, one evertonian is worth twenty kopites'

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  • are you going to use cross tyres?

    as they might not fit. or is it strengh your worried about?
  • fast as fuppfast as fupp Posts: 2,277
    32c's something like vittoria cross xn
    'dont forget lads, one evertonian is worth twenty kopites'
  • lfcquinlfcquin Posts: 470
    I've got no cross experience, but I was going to have a go this winter. I was planning on just using some Mavic Kyrisums I have hanging around. Just going to put some cross tyres on and away we go.

    The wheels that came on my Kinesis Crosslight (which got battered by a pothole on a winter run) didn't seem anything special, so considering i am not expecting to be setting the cross scene alight I figured anything reasonably tough would do, if that helps at all....
  • yogiyogi Posts: 456
    I think you'll find that they will fit. We used to run 2.1 MTB tyres on skinny MA40 - no problem.
  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    A cross tyre will fit on a regular road rim no problem - I use 32s on Open Pros no problem. Lots of people use tubs - less risk of pinch flats and you can run them at a lower pressure for better grip. Just built-up my new wheels - some Mavic CXP30 sprint rims on Miche hubs - just waiting on the Tufo tubs to arrive.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • thanks- ill give my ventos a go then :D
    'dont forget lads, one evertonian is worth twenty kopites'
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