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Reviews of all cyclocross tires – including tubulars, clinchers and tubeless

  • Tire Review: Ritchey Excavader Cyclocross Tire Review

    Ritchey Excavader cyclocross tire. © Cyclocross Magazine

    The Ritchey Excavader is aptly named, as this tire digs into the soft dirt really well. On the pavement, the tire rolls quite smoothly, thanks to its semi-continuous center tread.

  • Tire Review: Maxxis Locust Cyclocross Tire Review

    Maxxis Locust cyclocross tire. © Cyclocross Magazine

    Tire Review: Maxxis Locust Cyclocross Tire Review Racing and Riding Impressions: Like the Kenda Small Block 8, the Locust is a great ’cross tire for dry, rocky, or loose dirt courses. It rolls surprisingly well on pavement and hardpack and…

  • Tire Review: WTB Cross Wolf Tire Cyclocross Tire

    WTB Cross Wolf Tire cyclocross tire. © Cyclocross Magazine

    WTB has created an aggressive ’cross tire in the Cross Wolf, and the tread excels in rougher conditions found in WTB’s NorCal backyard.

  • Tire Review: Michelin Jet Cyclocross Clincher

    Michelin Jet cyclocross tire. © Cyclocross Magazine

    Cyclocross Tire Review: Michelin Jet Cyclocross 700x30c Clincher Riding and Racing Impressions: The Michelin Jet replaced the well-loved green Michelin Sprint cyclocross tire, and like its predecessor, it is intended for dry, fast courses. As a rear tire, it lives…

  • Tire Review: Ritchey Speedmax Pro Cyclocross Clincher

    Ritchey Speedmax Pro cyclocross tire. © Cyclocross Magazine

    The Ritchey Speedmax is a time-tested design and has been around longer than any other clincher tire in this test. There’s a good reason for that, as it’s a fine choice for fast, dry courses, especially as a rear tire. The low profile center tread grips grass, dirt, and pavement well. Cornering traction is very good thanks to the raised knobs. The Speedmax does better as a rear tire, and when things get muddy or loose, reach for a different tire. The Speedmax is also available in 35 and 40c widths.

  • Going Tubeless for Cyclocross – Avoiding the Burp, Choosing the Best Tires, and a DIY System (Updated, Part III)

    Cameron Falconer's Budget Tubeless Setup: Two cheap rubber rim strips, a UST valve, and a WTB Interwolf tire on a Open Pro rim.

    Going tubeless for cyclocross is an attractive option for anyone tired of pinch-flatting clinchers or gluing and re-gluing (or flatting) expensive tubulars. Cyclocross Magazine has long experimented with tubeless tires on our cyclocross bikes, in both cyclocross and mountain bike…



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