- Conti CXSpeed cross tyres- opinions ?
I have these in 35c on my cx bike – they came with it. I had planned to change them to Small Block 8’s but actually quite like them – good on gravel, fireroad, tarmac, crap in mud. I don’t race.
anyone else got views on them ?
I also have some CXKings for the muddy stuff 🙂Posted 4 years agojonbaMember
What you found pretty much.
I did a fair amount of riding on them last year. Off road C2C, few gravel centuries around Kielder.
CX are pretty poor compared to 2.3″ mtb tyre so it is all relative. I survived well enough on Kielder red trails and they flew when it was smooth and hardpacked around the lake.Posted 4 years agohousehusbandSubscriber
The Speed Ride 42c (actually measures more like a 38c) are worth a look too. Exactly the same tread pattern at the CX Speed but with an added puncture protection strip and a reflex sidewall for commuter bonus points. Still come in pretty damn light mind.
Nice one, Alb!Posted 4 years agoMoreCashThanDashSubscriber
My Arkrose came with Small Block 8s – great all round commuting tyre, but have been very puncture prone in recent months with all the twigs and thorns blowing about.
Thinking about going wild with Kenda Slants to replace them in the hope they will be more puncture proofPosted 4 years agoAlexSubscriber
Alex, cx pros are amazing on muddy grass, which suprisingly is what they’re designed for. They’re not a commuter tyre.
Yeah I know. It’s all I could get when the originals that came with the bike had become slicks. I’d never let it happen on a mountain bike.
I shall hunt down some mud wrestlers then. I was looking at the Raze as well but after todays mud fest, anything with mud in the title is for me!Posted 4 years ago
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