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Cyclocross Which Cyclocross Tires

Discussion in 'Cycling Department Forum' started by Jan Larsen, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. John.Dylan.Spooner

    John.Dylan.Spooner Active Member

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    Tempted with the tubeless idea . you can get conversion kit from Schwalbe . they say it work with 99% of the current wheel types.
    Please add some feed back once you have them up & running please..
     
  2. Jan Larsen

    Jan Larsen Well-Known Member

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    Well, new development in this, but not in the positive way. My LBS has ordered the wrong tire in the wrong size and then trumphed it by telling me the tire I want dosent even get imported by the useless distributor.
    So, now I go hunting on the web for an online purchase. What European bike store would you guys recommend? No outside EU shops please, due to taxes.
     
  3. Bram

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    Mantel.com is where I purchase my tires.
     
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  4. John.Dylan.Spooner

    John.Dylan.Spooner Active Member

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    I have been using these a lot I find them quick , they have a good return policy & so far I have only had to return one fault item due to packaging damage.
    It was replaced within a few days no questions
    All their good are well packed.
    Bike 24 .
    site is German but in English to with English speakers should you need help.
    https://www.bike24.de/
    There is also Rose Bikes.
    https://www.rosebikes.com/?nogeo=1
    Also in English too.
    All are EU.
    Been German they have those tires you are looking for.
     
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  5. Jan Larsen

    Jan Larsen Well-Known Member

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    Well, I found a set, should be arriving thursday this week. I'll get them mounted up, post some pics and see how they drive! :)
     
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  6. Bram

    Bram Senior Member

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    Which brand did you go for?
     
  7. Jan Larsen

    Jan Larsen Well-Known Member

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    The G-ones. Every review raves about them and they suit my needs, cant wait :)
     
  8. Jan Larsen

    Jan Larsen Well-Known Member

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    Well, they're on! I originally planned to put them on by myself ( the 'how hard can it be?' approach...) but quickly realised after faffing about getting the bead to sit correctly that this was going to be a specialist job. So I put the bike on the shoulder and walked to the LBS to get them to do it. Took them 45 minutes with a lot of grease and special tools to get the worlds most stubborn bead to seat. No wonder I was having a hard time!
    I've only ridden it 300 meters which obviously isnt enough to give an early verdict on them, but first impression after zig-zagging home to test stability is good. Tomorrow will be the first small test - a commute back and forth. Next weekend I plan on taking them out on a proper trip to really test them out.

    The old rear tire, it has seen some wear, but was still fairly capable.
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    The front tire wasnt bad at all actually. Held up well og many km of asphalt and dirt.
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    How it all looks from the side now.
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    The thread pattern. Small, round dimples instead of the traditional file thread otherwise seen. The main advantage of this is that the dimples maintain their edge sharpness all the way to when they become slicks. Allegedly...time will tell.
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    Plenty of clearance up front. A 45c should also fit and maybe even a 50c.
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    Seatstay clearance also very acceptable and plenty of room for wider stuff here aswell.
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    Chainstays (which was my main worry) was a pleasant surprise; plenty of clearance as you see.
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