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    Maxxis Larsen TT's as CX Tires

    Can Maxxis Larsen TT 1.9's be safely used as cyclocross-condition tires? They would be mounted on a regular mountain bike, not an actual CX bike.

    The packaging on the tires suggests hard pack and loose over hard conditions only. And I've read some reviews about Maxxis Larsen's not faring too well in muddy, wet conditions.

    I should mention that this would be Western Washington CX events.

    Thx in advance.

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    Why are you trying to use dry conditions tires for wet conditions races?

    Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. I mean, they'll get you around the course, but another tire might do it much faster.

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    Good point. I guess I was thinking that the narrower Maxxis TT 1.9's (compared to my current WTB Velociraptor 2.1's) would have much less rolling resistance. But you're right, they're not meant for wet and muddy conditions.

    Do you have any suggestions for an MTB tire(s) which would be suitable for a cyclocross season?

    My current Velociraptor's will grip just about anything, but they're pretty slow rolling on the asphalt and grass in the cyclocross events (at least that's what I tell myself anyway).

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