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DrBagg

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Anyone used these? Any good?
And has anyone shoehorned them on to a specialized crux?
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I don't think the Crux will come close to clearing a 45mm tire, it comes with 33's stock, and there isn't much room in the rear for a bigger tire. They look like some aggressive tires with big lugs, my bike can fit a 45mm and I don't think it would clear these unless I shaved the side lugs. Interested to know how they ride, any reports?
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i'd also like to hear opinions
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I don't think the Crux will come close to clearing a 45mm tire, it comes with 33's stock, and there isn't much room in the rear for a bigger tire. They look like some aggressive tires with big lugs, my bike can fit a 45mm and I don't think it would clear these unless I shaved the side lugs. Interested to know how they ride, any reports?


LoL...i can run a 1x8 ( gotta lower the pressure to get thru the cantis) specialized renegade on my 2012, 42mm triggers, easy. He'll I can even run 1×9 on the front, w/room to spare. Thinking about ordering 1 fire cross just to see, but thought I would ask here first
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Well, crux owners....i pulled the trigger and ordered a panaracer fire cross 700×45 (1.8). The thing is massive, with massive side knobs. Are you wondering if it fit....no, then yes...it took a razor blade and trimming the corners off the side knobs, but it's in there, with no rubbing. I also shoehorned a s works Captain Contron 2.1 on the front. The monster cruX lives. I wished I could post the pic, but don't know how on here....
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Thanks for sharing, adding a photo is pretty simple, I've attached a screenshot showing where that is: Screen Shot 2018-02-12 at 8.26.10 AM.png  Would like to see how it looks on the Crux, as my dad is trying to go wider on his.

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Here ya go. Tried to ge a shot of clearance on chainstays, up at the BB. The front is a bit big, for what I want to do, but I can't find my 1.9 I have had forever....im gonna order a mate for the rear, but am gonna play around on it like this for a bit.

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A better one of front clearance....definitely not for muddy conditions 😜

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Still have side knob trimming to do on the fire cross, just takes time, and if your wheel is out of true, in the slightest, it will exploit it. I just intend on using them for urban/gravel stuff on our river levees, and light....real light single track.
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Thanks for sharing, adding a photo is pretty simple, I've attached a screenshot showing where that is: Screen Shot 2018-02-12 at 8.26.10 AM.png  Would like to see how it looks on the Crux, as my dad is trying to go wider on his.

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Got the side knobs trimmed down, and took it down the block...the 2.0 or 2.1 (which ever it is) feels nice, turns a tad slow (as expected), but didn't even think about toe overlap....noticable, gotta watch it. Stay with a 700/45 or 1.9 on front.
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Does it feel fairly supple?  Like a larger version of a Challenge CX tire?  I'm just wondering how it would roll over a 100mi gravel course like LandRun, where the knobs could be of some real value.
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Does it feel fairly supple?  Like a larger version of a Challenge CX tire?  I'm just wondering how it would roll over a 100mi gravel course like LandRun, where the knobs could be of some real value.


Have not had a chance to ride it yet, due to work and weather...i can tell you this...its got massive tread, and if you have clearance, I think it'll ride great..probably not in mud tho. I don't have enough clearance....a dry conditions tire only. This will be my only go around with them. And I'll just try a 45mm gravel tire next time
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... I'll just try a 45mm gravel tire next time

WTB Resolute: listed at 42, fits like a 45 [wink]
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I guess I don't understand the point of spinning up and carrying around those massive knobs if it doesn't do well in mud.  We'd probably be better off with an MSO or Resolute if that's the case.
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I guess I don't understand the point of spinning up and carrying around those massive knobs if it doesn't do well in mud.  We'd probably be better off with an MSO or Resolute if that's the case.


Well, sometimes, I just do stuff for shits n giggles, and because I can. Now about the mud....i have two wheelstes, one with the good gravel tires, and one with whatever I'm feeling. The fc's are the latter, when i want to ride our local mountain bike trails. And as for the mud, it might or might not do well in the mud. I have not tried it...nor will I, I don't willingly ride in the mud, but in the case of land run, I have my riddlers for that.
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WTB Resolute: listed at 42, fits like a 45 [wink]


True, true.
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Ahhhh, gotcha, sorry I misunderstood the intended use.  I was thinking of them as a bigger CX mud tire for historically sloppy events like LandRun.
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Ahhhh, gotcha, sorry I misunderstood the intended use.  I was thinking of them as a bigger CX mud tire for historically sloppy events like LandRun.


It's all good man. Just play tire. Don't own a mountain bike so just want a tire, basically, that won't beat me up so much.
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Ahhhh, gotcha, sorry I misunderstood the intended use.  I was thinking of them as a bigger CX mud tire for historically sloppy events like LandRun.


I will say this, even if it was the best mud shredder in the world, I couldn't ride it in the mud, just due to the fact that there's not enough clearance between tire and stays....even after trimming.
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What year Crux? My '14 Crux maxes out at a 40c tire in the rear.


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What year Crux? My '14 Crux maxes out at a 40c tire in the rear.



2012 w/cantis...let me add, that this will be the only pair of these I run...trimming the side knobs, is just more time than I want to spend. I can fit a 42mm easy, and might get a 45mm gravel tire on it without trimming. Specializeds old 1×8 renegade fit w/no trimming, small knobs...but these fire cross have serious tread
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great tire , I had them on my cxss and also an older MTB back many years ago..  Wire bead on my CXSS set up ghetto tubeless before they ever made 700 tubeless,  it held the rim great and never leaked .

great singletrack tire, however I just took off in anticipation of putting 40 more gravel tire.  It rolls great in dirt but I am hoping to get a faster rolling gravel tire..
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Has anyone tried the Firecross compared to the Bruce Gordon Rock n Road?  Looks like a similar tread pattern and size for a lot less weight.
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