Panaracer Cinder X
I am trying to nail down a good tire for my Jamis Nova Pro for this fall/winter.
What are your thoughts on the Panaracer Cinder X? Is it a good all-around tire that would suit "most" conditions (i.e., hard-pack, gravel, mud, etc...)?
Most of my riding will be recreational. However, I may try to enter a race or two. Who knows...
I have considered the Schwalbe Racing Ron and the Continental Speed King as well.
Don't tell Peanut Butter Breath. According to the CX fashion queens, you don't have a CX bike unless and until you race it. And don't put tires on it larger, than 35c (33c next year). That makes it Cat 1/2 incompliant and therefore, NOT a cyclocross bike. There is no recreational CX riding, even on dirt trails. Only touring and commuting bikes.
Once you ride it in a CX race, then it is a CX bike. Unless it is a mountain bike. Or it takes tires larger than 35c, or has rack and fender mountains, or disc brakes (until the beginning of next CX season). Then it is no longer a CX bike, even if it is. CX bikes ridden on the road are not CX bikes. Unless they are ridden by *****ie CX racers who ride CX bikes and are Cat 1/2 wannabe CX fashion queens, then they are, unless they have discs, and then they aren't (until the beginning of next season).
Only CX Cat1/2 wannabes have CX bikes. Why can't people understand that!!!