I just got a new Cross Check on Sunday. I put 700-28 tires on it, and off I went. After a few adjustments to the seat and post, I thought , this thing really flies. DRATT!!! (BTW: the Crank Brothers 50/50 platform pedals are great).
I forgot that I bought this bike to commute on, to live car light on. NOT to get on the big chain ring and hammer on. I'm just getting back to ridding after an extended layoff, about 15 years.
Needless to say, my knee is now VERY sore. It's the bike's fault. I never wanted to hammer on the FX, I was content to ride around doing about 15 mph and be very happy. The CX wanted to go ALOT faster than that and I am now paying the price.