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tim.bikeparty

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hey folks.  i just picked up a BMC monster cross and while i have several decent tires for rolling around town, the REAL reason you get a monster cross is for those fat fat fat tires.  i should be able to fit up to 700x50 (29x2.0) so i was wondering if anyone had any experience or opinions on any of the following tires (or suggestions for ones i'm missing)

these would not be a commuting-everyday-and-grinding-on-the-weekend tire, i will probably have them on a 2nd wheelset and pop them on primarily for heading off-road.  that said, i tried to still find tires that will roll reasonably smooth in the center with good side knobs, as opposed to just running a straight mtb tire.

47mm - Specialized Trigger Sport 
https://www.specialized.com/us/en/equipment/components/tires/trigger-sport/105810

48mm - Kenda Small Block Eight Pro
http://bicycle.kendatire.com/en-us/find-a-tire/bicycle/cross-country-marathon/small-block-eight-pro/

50mm - Kenda Kozmik Lite II Pro
http://www.jensonusa.com/Kenda-Kozmik-Lite-II-Pro-29-SCT-Tire

50mm - Continental Double Fighter III
http://www.continental-tires.com/bicycle/tyres/mountainbike-tyres/double-fighter-3

50mm - Continental Race King Sport
http://www.jensonusa.com/Bicycle-Tires/Continental-Race-King-Sport-29-Tire?cs=Black


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Schwalbe Thunder Burt.

Have a read of the RollingResistance website, on them.
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I am running the 48mm Small Block Eights. I find them a bit to squirmy on tarmac for any great distance. Once they hit the dirt or loose stuff they are great though.

Also be aware that the side knobs stick out pretty far on these tires and i had to trim them to get them to fit in a frame that reportedly had 50mm clearance.
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Schwalbe Thunder Burt.

Have a read of the RollingResistance website, on them.


i really like the thunder burt, but it looks like the smallest size is a 2.1 and wouldn't fit :-/

unless they made it in a smaller size in past years maybe i could find somewhere?
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i really like the thunder burt, but it looks like the smallest size is a 2.1 and wouldn't fit :-/ unless they made it in a smaller size in past years maybe i could find somewhere?


No past-year smaller sizes.

Probably worth a shot seeing if you find any online pics of actual tire width measurements with rim-width specs.
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https://www.veetireco.com/listings/cxgr-xcx/

Available in 1.75 and 1.95 and smaller.
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Jeb, Good find and affordable too.
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Heres another to check out. https://www.wtb.com/products/riddler-45c
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Heres another to check out. https://www.wtb.com/products/riddler-45c


Thanks for the tip. Unfortunately my understanding is that WTB tubeless does not play well with Stan's rims.
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https://www.veetireco.com/listings/cxgr-xcx/

Available in 1.75 and 1.95 and smaller.


yeah i was just looking at Vee Tire last night and found they have a 3 or 4 in the size i'm looking for.  I was going to pull the trigger on a pair of Rail's but they appear to be backordered everywhere I looked except 1 pair on eBay at almost double the price.

But then that eBay rabbit hole lead me to a pair of new Vee Rubber V-12's (which i guess aren't made anymore?) for $50 shipped and i figured what the hell, they were worth a try.

They remind me a bit of the Kenda Small Block 8, same idea except they are 12 blocks across instead of 8

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WTBs, at least the Nanos work perfectly on Stans Crest rims. Easy to put on and very easy to inflate.
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Enoch

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I have had Zero issues with Stans and WTB Tires.

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I have had Zero issues with Stans and WTB Tires.



I'm curious. Are the WTB tires the TCS tubeless variety or the non tubeless type? I was looking for a 45mm tire to replace some Vee rubber XCX 47mm and I wanted tubeless so was thinking about the WTB Riddlers but didn't want to buy them and find out they were difficult or impossible to deal with in case of a flat on the road. I ended up getting a set of Panaracer GKSK 43mm which are measuring 44.5mm on my Crest rims. No problems mounting and seating them and they appear to be holding air very well with some Orange sealant. I also feel confident that I can remove the tire and install a tube roadside if necessary. Nice looking bike!
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It all written on the side. THey poped on with no issue, even on the 29mm wide Arch Mk rims. I run about 35 lbs in for gravel. I used Gorilla tape (1 strip) to tape the rims. I did cart wheel the bike the other day. No burping or anything. Unfortunaly I didn't fair as good as the bike.

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It all written on the side. THey poped on with no issue, even on the 29mm wide Arch Mk rims. I run about 35 lbs in for gravel. I used Gorilla tape (1 strip) to tape the rims. I did cart wheel the bike the other day. No burping or anything. Unfortunaly I didn't fair as good as the bike.



Thanks for the info. Based on what I've been hearing I'd certainly give the WTB TCS tires a try in the future. I hope you and the bike are back in action soon.
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