Cyclecross Tyre for Tamagawa

Malte

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Sep 26, 2011
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I enjoying riding the Tamagawa dust roads on my commute recently. I wanted to add a little better grip and get some CX Tires (clinchers), what do you recommend?
- They should still perform reasonable well on the road.
- CX will be dirt road only, so no muddy terrain.

... I was thinking about the classic diamond profile ...

And... where do I get CX tires here in Tokyo at a reasonable price?
 

FarEast

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May 25, 2009
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The best cyclocross tire for last year was the Hutchinson Bulldog Tubeless CX.

However as you aren't riding in mud and only on loose gravel/dust roads with transitions on tarmac then the best tyre is going to have to be the Cross XN Pro by Vittoria.

In regards to purchasing in Tokyo - erm I would suggest online, Im all for supporting local stores but for CX stuff there is a serious vacume and when they do sell it you have to pay a premium.

 

GSAstuto

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Oct 11, 2009
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For real CX I love the Challenge (ex Clement) tubulars. A fraction of the cost of Dugast and hardly indistinguishable. Elsewise - I use the Schwalbe Sammys - which are very similar to the Hutch Bulldogs - except you use them with a tube. For one of my little secrets - you can get quite a few different CX tires at Blue Lug in Hatsudai. They are mainly FG freaks - but a few of the guys are hardcore CX'ers and keep a nice selection in the back. Not bad prices, too. I get a Team / Distributor discount on the Challenge/ Clement - but they are only available to competition riders.