"hard to say. a lot of a wheels strength is in the rim and hub and how high spoke tension can be run. the number of spokes don't necessarily tell you a whole lot. i have run mavic ksyrium sls for years without issue (not even a truing) and they…"
"i got in my continental cyclocross 42mm tires and they fit front and rear. i took them for a spin on our local singletrack and they worked great! the tread pattern is similar to the mountain king but the lugs aren't nearly as tall. good…"
"You may have already dealt with this, but the major piece of advice I'd give is make sure you're comfortable in the drops. I find myself in the drops a ton on technical trails, partially to get a better grip, and partially to give myself…"
"I run the Fire cross on my Redline for MTB trails. Trim the side knobs with dikes and you'll gain some clearance. I also use Tufo 32's. Pump them up to about 60psi. I've got a posting here somewhere called Monster Cross that has pics."
i do this all the time - been racing the local series on my cx bike. a few more tips:
1) not sure what drivetrain you have but an mtb cassette helps for the steeps/long climbs. a gs mtb rear derailleur works well with this. there's…"
"awesome info. i tried the fire cross and it fit up front but not in the back. i run a felt f1x which has pretty good clearance. the seatstays were fine. the huge side knobs didn't clear the chainstays.
i have just ordered up some continental…"