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CST Crusader Tire

3.33/5 (3 Reviews)

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The Crusader is an aggressive cross country tire that provides superior accelerating and braking traction for harsh cross country courses where control is key. The Pro level tire provides a lightweight EPS puncture protection layer offering excellent dependability and performance.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by yaybikesyay a Cross Country Rider from Chicago IL

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2011

Strengths:    Long tread life, Good grip on pavement

Weaknesses:    Rolling Resistance! Very heavy as well

Bottom Line:   
These tires make you feel like you're riding in sand. I rode with them after using a cheap pair of IRC Mythos, and the bike felt very sluggish with the Crusaders on. Off-road traction is decent, but you don't get a "locked in" feeling while carving through turns. The tread is thick so I imagine the tires would last an eternity, but they're so heavy and slow that it's not worth it.

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Favorite Trail:   Palos

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $11.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   Panaracer XC Fire, IRC Mythos

Bike Setup:   Trek 930

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by MTB ABQ a Weekend Warrior from abq, nm

Date Reviewed: June 10, 2010

Strengths:    good grip on loose over hard, sandy conditions here in the SW. Corners well on rear, paired with caballero up front. Wears like iron. Price!

Weaknesses:    c'mon now, it's a $13 tire, it's all good for the money! You could buy 4 of these for a single maxxis, schwalbe,etc.

Bottom Line:   
I've tried a few cst treads over the last coupla years, have settled on the crusader 2.1 in rear paired with caballero 2.25 up front. Both wear extremely well, I change the crusader at 6 months, maybe 600-700 miles of riding, maybe 1/3 of those on paved bike path commute. This tire does not slip climbing the steeps! Ridden this tire in Hood River, Fruita, Moab, Durango, Evergreen, ABQ it's an excellent dry all-conditions tire, tho I can't speak for wet.

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Favorite Trail:   faulty

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $13.00

Purchased At:   lbs, online

Similar Products Used:   caballero, chicopee, wtb velociraptor & mutano

Bike Setup:   xcountry rig set up for AM

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Danae a Weekend Warrior from Mankato, MN, USA

Date Reviewed: May 29, 2010

Strengths:    These tires made a noticeable difference gripping the trails. It's easier to take downhill and tight corners on off-road trails. In normal to dry conditions they work great.

Weaknesses:    They start to slip on muddy to wet conditions (especially on wet rocks), but I probably shouldn't have been on the trails in those conditions anyway....

Bottom Line:   
I bought these tires as a step up from the factory cheapo tires my Specialized hard-tail came with. They exceeded my expectations, especially at the price!

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Favorite Trail:   Lebanon Hills

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $14.00

Purchased At:   www.BeyondBikes.com

Bike Setup:   17" Myka Specialized hard-tail, suspension seat-post, Avid Juicy 3 disc brakes.

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