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I probably won't get any but can anyone recommend a cheap Kenda or Maxxis (not cheap but good deals to be had) for CX racing in Maine. There are only 2 races in the state, and both are hours away. Traveling out of state just to do a CX race is unreasonable. Right now I have a nice set of Schwalbe Marathon Cross tires. They are great tires, but I notice the weight and 38c size. Although a kid on the phone at the bike shop putting on one of the races told me that I wouldn't notice the difference in tires. What do you guys think? Personally after 15 years of riding, racing, and commuting, and 11 years of motorcycle riding I have come to the conclusion that I am very sensitive to setup. However, I am slow as heck on both. :D Either way, really, I could do a race on my Schwalbe's.

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For what it's worth, I'm now a giant fan of Maxxis Raze 35c tires, though that's almost entirely in dry conditions--both commuting (high pressure) and a little bit of racing (low pressure--still figuring that out). Something like $27 online (Bike Stop), and they're wearing nice and slowly even on my 20-mile daily commute. I've got maybe 500 or so miles on them, mostly commuting, and they're hardly worn down even on the rear. Until something changes, it's going to be my go-to tire.

But again, just for what it's worth.
It's all good info, thanks Glenn.


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