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    Specialized Borough XC?

    Anyone familiar with the Specialized Borough XC?
    I'm wondering if it will fit a CrossCheck.

    http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCEqP...jsp?spid=26396

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    Link won't work for me.
    I'd be surprised if Specialized made more than 2 tires not to fit the Cross-Check. The others are the Fast Trak and Resolution in 29".

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    Cloxx, it's labeled as a 1.9" and described as a bigger version of their CX tire of the same name.
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    Crap, I tested the linky, anyway here's what the big S says about them...

    Available only in a 29'' x 1.9'' the Borough XC is defiantly the big brother to the Borough CX. With a wider and smoother center section the Borough XC rolls fast on paved road, or dirt road. Adding some larger shoulder knobs to the trusted Borough patterned tire also allows it to perform better when there is no road at all.

    * 120 TPI casing with a dual compound 60/70 tread

    $40.00
    Black / 29x1.9
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    I put in an order for a set of the Borough XCs and picked them up today. They look pretty good to me so far. I have no idea what this Cross-Check is though.

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    The 70 duro center may have some thorn protection , but for braking grip looks like it will be slim.

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    Sorry, I can't answer your questions at this time. I think I will get around to changing out the front Exiwolf on my Raleigh XXIX in the Spring. I am also considering the Specialized Crosstrails Expert as my first geared 29er, which I hope to purchase within a few months. It has the Borough XC tires too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GCG199
    ...I am also considering the Specialized Crosstrails Expert as my first geared 29er, which I hope to purchase within a few months. It has the Borough XC tires too.
    Look carefully. The Crosstrail bikes are more fancy hybrids than offroad 29ers.
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    I think that it will work fine for the way I ride. It will see more use as a commuter than a true trail bike anyway. I am so used to the bigger wheels now, it makes sense to get the next bike with gears.

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