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Cross is here! What wheels/tires are you running?

I got a great deal on some Stan's Avion wheels. I'm a mountain biker so no stranger to tubeless and I'm excited to try it out on the cross bike. I know it's probably still not as good as tubulars but I'm not that fast so whatevs.

Boulder local, most stuff is going to be fast, dry, and grassy. Was racing on some Clement MXPs last year with latex tubes and they felt good enough everywhere that I'm thinking of maybe just sticking with the tubeless ready MXPs or maybe trying a semi-slick (if there are any good tubeless ready options).

What's your setup?

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Tom Young (42 Hub Points) - Cycling Expert
Mxps are solid all round tires. You could try a semi slick too. They’ll roll faster and they still have good traction in grass and dry and dusty. I’m running the LAS bit I’ve also liked the clement chicane.
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Bruce Lin (359 Hub Points) - Cycling Expert
@Tom Young challenge chicane? I’ve run Schwalbe Sammy slicks before and I liked them. I am looking for a bit more bite though, at least on the front. Maybe I’ll run mxp front with and las rear. What psi you run?
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Tom Young (42 Hub Points) - Cycling Expert
@Bruce Lin Ah yes challenge! Sorry.

I’m actually rolling tubulars around 28-29psi. With tubeless I’d be worried about burping or rolling the bead off at that pressure. I do have tubeless 40c tires on my gravel bike though and I’m comfortable riding those at 32-35psi.
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John Collins (66 Hub Points) - Cycling Intermediate
Not sure if it's what you're looking for but I'm running Maxxis Ramblers now and they're fantastic. They come in 38 or 40c, 120tpi. They're extremely light and supple, noticeably more so than the tubeless clement MXPs I was running. They roll fast and grip, stand up to some real rough gravel riding with no punctures so far. I really recommend them to anyone looking for some higher volume gravel/cross tires.
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