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Light panniers, guards and tyre advice for a Crosslight Pro6

galatzogalatzo Posts: 1,295
edited August 2014 in Commuting general

Got a Kinesis Crosslight Pro6 (discbrakes) recently for going on trails with the kids and as a bit of a winter trainer(up to 40miles).
However it seems I’m going to be commuting on it (7 miles road with a little towpath) and need advice on the following.

Tyres – Currently have some very knobbly Panaracer Cinder X 35c tyres which are way too big for winter training and commuting. I use 23c on my best bike so I was thinking 27/28c with a budget of £20 to £30 tops. Any particularly good deals about ? There’s a few Contis with rigid beads that seem ok, never liked them for my best bike as thought they were a bit hard but could be good for a winter commuter trainer.
Mudguards – Looking for something light, easy to remove and again pretty cheap. Is there an issue between mudguard and tyre sizes ?
Pannier – I think just a one-sided job may suffice, just to carry a few clothes in, although often it’s not much more to “go large” for want of a better phrase !

Any advice, recommendations and current bargains will be gladly accepted.

Thanks in advance
25th August 2013 12hrs 37mins 52.3 seconds 238km 5500mtrs FYRM Never again.
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