If you know you'll be riding on more than just asphalt, throw on a set of Continental Cross Rides and your cyclocross rig will be even more versatile. Borrowing from their famous X-King tread pattern, the Cross Ride boasts offset center lugs and raised outer lugs for excellent traction on all terrain. Plus, you get Conti's great Puncture ProTection technology, too.
Replaced the Giant S-RX4s on my Norco Indie 1 with these. As much as I liked sliding around in the snow and ice these tires added a new element to my rides. Grip, traction and predictability make for a more enjoyable ride. These tires are great on the singletracks and also on the pavement. I love them in light snow, hardpacked snow and on ice. I also dropped the pressure down to 45psi. In the summer I'll probably increase it a bit. Great tires, great price for a folding bead with puncture protection!
Bottom LineYes, I would recommend this to a friend