What MTB tyres for a muddy cross race, recomendations please

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kingkongsfinger
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by kingkongsfinger

Hi,

As title says, something like a 1.5 inch tyre, want to do some more cross races but dont want to buy a cross bike.

Done a few races on 2.1 Nobby Nics but they have loads of drag, any ideas please?

Oh, and Im based in the UK so ALL the races are muddy as hell!!
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by Kennyg

Kenda Klimax Lite K tire, 26 x 1.95" they seem narrower than the listed 1.95 and are fast. I have had them in the mud once and they were ok but not great, they tend to be a little minimalist in design. For the price and weight you can't beat them, I paid $25 each and on the scale 346g. Had one pinch flat at 30lbs but converted to tubeless and have had no problems I usually run them at @40 lbs.
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by kingkongsfinger

Just been pointed in this direction so will give these a go.

http://www.cxmagazine.com/schwalbe-cx-p ... ire-review
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kingkongsfinger
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by kingkongsfinger

RR's for MUD! :unbelievable:
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Actually the 1.85" Rocket Ron is really, really slim. I know a guy who used them with great success at some very muddy races this year.

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by TheRookie

Schwalbe black shark 1.5 for mud ONLY, anything else they are rubbish

Panaracer Fire Mud in 1.8", not quite as extreme as the BS.

Bontrager MudX for just slimey.

Maxxis Beaver 2.0 for mud with other stuff like roots and rocks.
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by Tokyo Drifter

maxxis medusa if you are after a 26in tyre.

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by deniboy1231

Hi,you can also try with Schwalbe Dirty Dan... :wink:
I ride them on tubelles in mud/winter time and they are perfect...
You can choose between 1.85 and 2.1 size
They are litlle expensive but you can try :wink: :mrgreen:

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by monty dog

Go for a really narrow tyre, like a 1.5" - I race CX and in really muddy conditions it's noticeable that the MTB guys with fat tyres can't hold a line because the tyre is just floating, whereas with a 32mm CX tyre you simply cut through the mud. You can get Swalbe Smart Sams in 1.5" for very reasonable money.
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They arrived and fitted, not tested them out yet ! Schwalbe CX Pro Sport 26” 1.35, they were an utter b45tard to get onto the rims, soooooooo tight !!!!!
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