cyclocross tyres on a 29 er
No reason, but consider Schwalbe Big Apples. No knobs but ok for light trails and fast on rough road surfaces.
Read their blurb about the faster rolling characteristics of fat tyres.Posted 5 years agogazcMember
might be a limited by the width of your rim ie: stans flows might not work so well with super narrow cx tyres. maybe worthwhile checking if there’s a recommended max rim width for the tyres you choose and check your current rims are within it if so, but otherwise why not!Posted 5 years agotraildogMember
As I seem to keep repeating myself – CX tyres are not a great choice on the road and I have no idea why so many people seem to think of them as a commuting choice. You’ll be better with some ‘city’ tyres or touring tyres and just use them off-road.
One thing to bare in mind is that you will be dropping your bottom bracket. I’ve used 26″ CX tyres and it meant I was hitting my pedal on the floor when powering out of corners. I found larger light tyres quicker and ‘rolled’ better.
And you’ll be making your 29er the same size as a 26er 😉Posted 5 years agoyetitonySubscriber
I fitted some Conti Cyclocross to my 29’er wheels. They haev fitted well on two different rims and had no issues.Posted 5 years ago
They dont roll any quicker than the Conti X-Kings 2.2 I replaced them for but they do seem to cut through the mud and current conditions better than the x-kings. I use them on the road and have had no issues with them, but I want the versatility of going of road as well.
If it is just commuting go for touring/city tyre.
I have had no issues with pedal strikes when cornering?
Pic of the bike in cyclocross mode.
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You could try some of these.Posted 5 years agoclv101Member
epicyclo, thanks for those links. Very interesting. I’m currently wondering what to put on my 29er for road use. It has 19mm internal width rims, so I guess anything down to a 24mm tyre would be okay. Maybe a 35mm would be a good compromise?
Can anyone recommend a light 700x35c tyre that will take a decent pressure?Posted 5 years ago
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