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    Anyone run a CrossMark as a rear tire? If so, do they provide enough traction when standing on step climbs?

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    I run tubed 29" Crossmarks front and rear on my SS between 22 and 28 psi, depending on the trail. I have experienced rear wheel slippage during standing climbs, but only when the trail is a bit slick or covered with leaves or debris. In normal conditions, subtle weight shifts will give you all the traction you need to climb, standing or otherwise. I would say that there is less standing acceleration traction than a normal full knobby, especially if you need to run higher psi, but if you can run lower and figure out the finesse thing, Crossmarks are a great comprimise of traction v. rolling resistance.

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    It's a great rear tire when it's dryer. When it's slicker, I prefer something like an Ignitor.

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    Its OK

    Seems to slip out a bit when standing on super steeps. Rode with a friend who had an ignitor on a really steep, dry, gravelly fire road. I was slipping, he wasn't.

    Hmmm, maybe I need an ignitor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by S:Drive
    Anyone run a CrossMark as a rear tire? If so, do they provide enough traction when standing on step climbs?
    I find that TT's have more bite and roll the same.
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    Decent all around, but slips on wet and packs with mud. Good in the dry, fire roads, and gravel. Sealed up pretty good with Stan's. Recently swapped mine out; not my first choice in a Winter tire - too muddy in the midwest.

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    it does really well when the leaves are not covering the trails
    it rolls very well other then that?

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    I ran one on the rear for 3-4 months and thought it was pretty good when you run it backwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S:Drive
    Anyone run a CrossMark as a rear tire? If so, do they provide enough traction when standing on step climbs?
    In dry weather the Crossmark is a great rear tire. I'm no lightweight and I hardly ever break mine loose on climbs. It's not nearly as good when it's wet out, but you can't have everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fat_weasel
    In dry weather the Crossmark is a great rear tire. I'm no lightweight and I hardly ever break mine loose on climbs. It's not nearly as good when it's wet out, but you can't have everything.
    Nice, I am not light weight either. I have a 2.0 Specy Captain on right now, but they do not roll that well.

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