which of these three tires would you choose ?

Especially for light weight issues concerning cyclocross / touring bikes & parts.

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backflat
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by backflat

bontrager -jones cyclocross 700x34c

bontrager LT3 700 x 38c

CXO 700 X 34C

for a daily cyclocross train/ race use tire

is 34c max legal tire size for cyclocross racing ?
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Do you work for Trek? Why does it have to be Bontrager?

I recommend Ritchey Speedmax if you do more road and Michelin Muds if you ride more trails. Both are very good.

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While it's not on the original list, another vote for Speedmax. Great for a variety of road/track conditions

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by backflat

my shop has access to the bontrager tires.

backflat
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by backflat

what is the max tire size limit ?

i have seen 33c 34 c

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backflat wrote:my shop has access to the bontrager tires.

If your shop can't get Ritchey or Michelin tires I'd find a new shop.

Tire width only matters if you race in UCI events.

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The limit is 33c. I've riden Jones' recently and they are ok in the mud, really don't like lower pressures though from what I can tell. Not great on grass, tarmac or hardpacked surfaces and they feel really draggy to me. The CXO looks to be a file tread tyre.

The best of all worlds clincher tyre I've experienced is a Mud2 better in the mud than a Grifo and I think just as well rolling on harder surfaces. Had no problem running them as low as 25psi but I'm rather lightweight.
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by backflat

okay ,so no tire bigger than 33 c

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No tyre bigger than 33mm, Whether certain manufacturers 33c tyres are 33mm can vary.
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by backflat

any of these tires tread pattern you like ??

in the details section.. some sizes say they are uci legal

http://bontrager.com/model/09324

http://bontrager.com/model/09090

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It depends on the terrain you will be racing. Both of those won't be great in mud.
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okay. thank you for the assistance

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