Specialized Crossroads EX Tire

4.4/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $19.99


Product Description

Total control and confidence inspiring traction on or off road plus fast rolling center strip make this the perfect all around tire. Available in both 700c and 26in. Sizes.


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by TKDChris a Weekend Warrior from Southampton, England

Date Reviewed: February 19, 2010

Strengths:    Great on roads, wears well, pumps up hard 80psi, flies along on loose dusty trails, very good puncture resistance

Weaknesses:    Useless on mud, really tough to get on and off the rims

Bottom Line:   
Bought these tyres to do Lands End to John O'Groats, predomintantly road cycling but with off road sections - canal towpaths etc. Journey 1150 miles and the tread was hardly worn. Corner well on roads but are quick to loose grip under heavy breaking. A great all round tyre, can be left on all year and will tackle most terrains, just don't go through thick mud cos they just slip all over the place.

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Favorite Trail:   Dromochter Pass

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Bike Setup:   Mongoose Otero Super FS

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Terry M a Cross Country Rider from Phoenix, Az

Date Reviewed: July 6, 2009

Strengths:    Low rolling resistence, Stable tire, Good flat protection

Weaknesses:    For how I ride these tires had to much rolling resistence and they are not agile at all, a little to stable of a tire

Bottom Line:   
A good entry level road tire, deffinetly better than trying to ride an off road tire on pavement but just to much rolling resistence. I rode these and my Serfas Drifters on the same 10 mile stretch today and exerted alot less effort with my drifters.

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Favorite Trail:   LA Coast trail

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Serfas Drifter, Specialized Nimbus

Bike Setup:   specialized HardRock set up for long distance commuting, 50 miles round trip a day

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Martin Leigh a Weekend Warrior from Kent England

Date Reviewed: June 25, 2008

Strengths:    Reasonable weight, good grip on road wet/dry, easy to fit/remove just by hand, (good deal considering rims - mavix crossrides). Great price paid for pair, esp given discount.

Weaknesses:    None- done over 1500 miles and only one puncture,happended after I'd taken the thorn out. Problems getting a replacement, as my back tyre side wall is damaged. Thick mud can beat it quite easily, as you'd expect.

Bottom Line:   
A great tyre, esp if you do a lot of road work, e.g. getting to/from your trial rides - pump it hard for the road and let some out for the trail. I'm training for an off-road randonne and after having put these back on my bike, one of the riders asked if I was taking something- lets you put your energy into moving.

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Favorite Trail:   Southdowns

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   Wiggle - online cycl

Bike Setup:   Built up Giant ATX Frame from Wiggle, soon to be replaced by TREK 8900 frame and build up

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by JD Baldwin a Cross Country Rider from Kalamazoo, MI, USA

Date Reviewed: August 23, 2007

Strengths:    Center strip lets you HAUL on the road! Not a bad cornering tire until it gets muddy ...

Weaknesses:    ... and when it's muddy, this tire slips and slides badly on the corners.

Bottom Line:   
Got this for slick rock in Moab, and it was FANTASTIC on the sandstone!! Then, riding on the road home after places like Moab Rim and Porcupine Rim, I was able to zip past MUCH stronger riders, thanks to the near-zero rolling resistance provided by that center strip. I don't know why more tires don't incorporate that design, it's very handy. I'm giving it 4 chilis overall because of its not-so-great performance in wet sand and mud, but the value rating ought to be six or seven chilis!

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Favorite Trail:   Potowatomi, Pinckney, MI

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $23.00

Purchased At:   Team Active, Battle Creek, MI

Similar Products Used:   WTB Velociraptors, Jones ACX TL, others

Bike Setup:   Trek Fuel EX 9.8

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by KillerT a Cross Country Rider from Copenhagen, Denmark

Date Reviewed: February 16, 2007

Strengths:    Great combo - pump'em hard and you're flying on the paved roads, let out some air and you've got grip on the trails

Weaknesses:    As with all combo products - it's great at two things but not really excellent at any one...

Bottom Line:   
The tire I have is the one with the center strip and knobs on the side.

This is one great tire if you use your bike for both commuting and XC, which I do, and you couldn't be bothered with changing wheels.

I have put in about 3700 km on these tires, mostly on paved roads and they're not even worn half way down. AND only 1 flat tire so far!!

They need to be pumped hard for low-friction riding on paved roads. When going off-road you need to let out some air for the side knobs to get a good grip, and then you've got good traction.

Highly recommended!

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Bike Setup:   2005 Kona Caldera w. Avid BB7's etc.

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