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    bonty xr 1.8 or firecross 45

    I have a 60cm cross check with shimano r500 wheelset. i have conti cyclocross speeds right now but want to try something bigger. Looking at bonty 1.8s and panaracer firecross 45s. what are your opinions? Post pics please!

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    Speed or grip? Bonty speed, Firecross grip but slow rolling. I'd go with the Bontys.

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    I have a set of those Bonty's that I run on my LHT from time to time. Excellent tire. I'd run them on a CC in a heartbeat. Maybe the Firecrosses are grippier, but the XR's feel quite grippy to me. I've never ridden them in the mud, though.

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    I'd lean towards the 1.8 XDX, XR's or a set of the new 2.0 29-3 rears. Any of these roll far better than the Fire XC's, with the XR's having the most grip of the others, and the 29-3's getting the nod for best rolling. The 29-3 may yet be my favorite, but I don't have a lot of time on them. My employee loves them on his Cross Check so far.
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