Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking - Anyone ridden a Trex/Gary Fisher Ion CX
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08-29-11, 09:36 PM
Did a quick test ride and really liked it. Anyone owned one for a few weeks that could share some impressions. Thanks.
09-07-11, 06:49 PM
I bought one and I'm happy after 100 miles. I've got a bit of toe overlap which I seem to have on all the cyclocross bikes I tested. I'm enjoying riding around in the grass and taking a few shortcuts through the dirt.
With 23mm tires the bike feels almost as fast as my carbon road bike. I definately feel more vibration in my hands though. Can't feel any vibrations with the wider tires.
I seem to catch my shorts on the cables running on the top tube.
Feels similiar but not quite as snappy as a Specialized Crux which was my second choice. I would have bought the Crux but the Ion had fender mounts which is a plus for me.
The wheels seem durable. Hit a pothole at 21mph and 235lbs with 23mm tires hard enough to flat and bounce a water bottle out of its cage. There are a few mysterious noises coming from the bike now but the wheel is still true.
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