Cyclocross - Trek XO-1 2000 used
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12-10-04, 08:44 PM
bike $400 availabler in my area. I have not seen it yet, but think it should fit me. i am looking for ageneral biek to ride on the road andd some trails. my longest rides will be 80-90 miles, and on average 1000-1500 per yearr.
any one have one of these bikes? what do you think of them.
12-13-04, 05:31 AM
I have the 2001 XO1 & it's a great bike as far as I am concerned. It can take quite a bit of abuse. In my 1st cx season, I think I crashed heavily at least twice at every race. The upside about that was that I got into the season fairly late & got in only 3 races. I must admit that the stock Aurora Matrix front wheel did not survive my 1st season & was replaced by a MA3 rim/Deore XT hub setup (tough as nails). On average, I commute about 3,000km/yr & "race" duathlons in summer, all on the same bike with just a change of wheels. I have a second set with road tires mounted.
I got mine on ebay for $500 & it was Ultegra 8spd equipped!
12-13-04, 05:34 PM
how comfortable is it for long rides: you commute a bit mjore than i do, though i plan to step that up.
my moniker refers tot he reason i stopped using a road bike, but i miss it and want to go back.
12-14-04, 05:28 AM
My longest ride was 75km. I have never done a metric century but could have easily done so & would have been none worse for wear. For the most part, I was running with cx tires & about 75-80psi, just enough to take the edge off the bad roads around here & for hopping on/off sidewalks.
Perhaps a change of saddles might add to the level of comfort as well, for short rides/commutes, I use a Bontrager RaceLite saddle which came with the bike & for long rides, I swap to a Selle Italia XO (the one with the hole in it). I have problematic knees & to help that, I changed the crank to a FSA 50/34 compact, the aluminum one, which makes a huge difference when I am in the small chainring. I also change the big chainring to a 46T for cyclocross.
Hope this helps! There are some pics of the bike on my webpage, if you are curious. I believe the 2000 version was the gold coloured one & 2001 version is blue.
12-14-04, 10:40 AM
I have one that I race on during cross season and have had it set up as a commuter in the past. It is a nice compact stiff frame. When I've got it set up to commute on (Fenders, road tires...) and the weather is bad, I have taken it on some club rides up to 40 miles and have had no comfort problems.
12-16-04, 09:04 AM
I've heard that they don't handle very well. "They handle like pigs, which is why people are always selling them," was what a friend said. My advice is ride it and see for yourself.
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