Cy­clocross Tires for All Con­di­tions

Treads for dry, fast sur­faces and the deep muck

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Treads for dry, fast sur­faces and the deep muck

A Break out the file treads for dry, fast con­di­tions. The Chal­lenge Chi­cane Pro ($ 105, gw­bi­cy­cle.com) has a high thread count, 300 t.p.i., which makes the tire more sup­ple than one made with a lower thread count. This 33c clincher has an open-tubu­lar de­sign, re­tain­ing much of the ride qual­ity of a tubu­lar, but eas­ily hooked onto a clincher rim. B In­tro­duced in 2017, the Con­ti­nen­tal Speed King CX ($ 70, con­ti­nen­tal-tires. com) is the Ger­man com­pany’s 32c clincher for speedy con­di­tions. In­stead of a file-tread pat­tern in the tire’s cen­tre, the Speed King CX has a more scale-like de­sign. The trape­zoidal side knobs en­sure you have ex­tra grip in the cor­ners. Con­ti­nen­tal’s sig­na­ture Black Chili com­pound of­fers low rolling re­sis­tance and high dura­bil­ity, while the 128-t.p.i. Race­s­port cas­ing also works to keep punc­tures at bay. C The pdx tire may seem fa­mil­iar, but the Donnelly brand might not. In Au­gust 2017, Donnelly Sports an­nounced that it would no longer li­cense the name Clement from Pirelli, which the Colorado-based com­pany had been do­ing since 2010. The treads re­main the same. The Donnelly PDX ($ 60, live­to­playsports.com) is a 33c, tube­less-ready clincher with knobs that can bite into Cas­ca­dian mud, as the Port­land air­port code sug­gests, as well as sloppy cour­ses across the con­ti­nent.

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