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i'm currently running 700x42c IRC CX tires on my crosscheck, and they're okay, but not great in snow. i really want to keep hitting the trails through this winter, and if anyone has a tire recommendation i'd love to hear it.

i've heard WTB mutano 45c's recommended. can anyone talk about them? what about studded tires? do they do much for offroad, or are they better for icy pavement?
 

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I have recently been using some Conti twister pros 700x42 ( I think) on my cross check and the roundish knobs seem to do pretty good on the snow and ice covered trail/pavement surfaces I ride. I


I've tried studded nokian tires and didn't really like them for mixed surface winter riding. I think Shiggy is right, studs are probably only good for ice.
 

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Rip surly cross check

I had one that the bb rusted in place.....

Anyhow 44 c mutno's rock in snow... Nokeins are good for ice not whole bunch else... I use sealnt in my tubes and I would rock 45psi in those 44c and I am a big dude lots of snow traction.
 

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I run wtb muty's on my cross check for the winter and off road. so far they work well, you may want to run a lower gear though. I ran 42X16 all summer on the road, and that doesn't work to well for me on dirt, so for dirt I run 38X18, same as snow.
 

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Same here...

surlywhore said:
I run wtb muty's on my cross check for the winter and off road. so far they work well, you may want to run a lower gear though. I ran 42X16 all summer on the road, and that doesn't work to well for me on dirt, so for dirt I run 38X18, same as snow.
44C Mutano's and a trusty old 38:17 fixed gear for the dirt/snow/road/sidewalks/golf courses/wherever. Try running lower pressure as well to place more surface area of the tire onto the ground. I used to run the Ritchey SpeedMax in either the 32 or 35C with ultra low pressure in Denver and that was a good set-up in the white stuff.
 
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