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Cheapish CX TR tyre advice wanted.

oxomanoxoman Posts: 11,741
edited January 2018 in Road general
Yes I know it's in general but thought it would get more exposure this way. Looking for 700cc 38 up to 42 tubeless ready tyres for my TCX, don't want to spend loads as other expenses coming up. Currently using maxxis mud wrestlers in 33 basic OEM spec and nearly worn out on centre lines. Main riding is mixed hard gravel, grass and occasionally mud. Looking to be doing more softer muddy stuff as well as using it on easier red rated trail centres, hence bigger than 33,s. Seen smart Sam's and cycl,x and cx pro,s and wondered if I'd get away with them.
Too many bikes according to Mrs O.


  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 11,741
    Looks like everyone is using cx bikes as road going commuting hacks with easy gears rather than there intended use.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Personally I’ve found the more expensive tyres to be quite a step up from the OEM ones. Doesn’t seem a huge choice of tyres beyond 33mm and gravel tyres tend to be low rolling/low knob height etc.

    Been impressed with the x-ones from Schwalbe. Which seem robust and fast though far from cheap!
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 11,741
    Cheers for that, I pretty much guessed what you've said. Given I'm not a pro and only doing beginner CX races and general off road stuff would I really notice the difference between low and top end tyres.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
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    2020 Voodoo Marasa
    2017 Cube Attain GTC Pro Disc 2016
    2016 Voodoo Wazoo

  • That is the performance so harder rubber compound tyre, one of the lovely things about the X-ones is their soft compound which allows it to stick to surfaces. Plenty of half decent £20ish CX tyres I’ve used tracer pros which seem good around that price point.
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