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Old 02-10-14, 03:21 PM   #1
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Trek crossrip

Considering upgrading to the trek crossrip, I tried out the comp version and loved it. However, wonderig if anyone else had some experience with it? Plan to to use it for a bit of everything..kid hauling, bike touring, some light off road.

Also, any thoughts on the crossrip vs the crossrip comp?

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Old 02-10-14, 03:45 PM   #2
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If you can swing it, go with the Comp. The carbon fork upgrade will be a good thing.

I've got an AL fork on my cross bike (Kona Jake) and it's my only gripe about the bike.
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Time for a trip to Corey's for an upgraded fork.
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$100 for the carbon fork upgrade is a must, a decent fork these days are $300-500 upgrade The carbon will dampen the road bumps and on longer rides will have less body fatigue.

If the bike fits well, then go for it
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Time for a trip to Corey's for an upgraded fork.
Correct!

Doing the Dairy Roubaix in April ... hoping I can have that upgrade done by then!
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Thanks, just waiting for a few more funds and goig with the comp...
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awesome .... if you think you'd be up for it, would love some company on the Dairy Roubaix. Takes place on April 19, 54 miles, not far from your neck of the woods. I won't be "racing" but definitely plan to ride it and get out there for some early season miles. Let me know if you'd be interested!
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read http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...ross/crossrip/
want that 50-34 double?, the lower cost one a triple , base model uses rim brakes . its not quite a K$.

of course Dealer can always change components If you want different .

buy the premium bike have a triple crankset substituted. for those lower gears ..

( i like granny gears 1/2 the size of the big ring , so the common 30 goes and a 24 or 26 is in it's place.)

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awesome .... if you think you'd be up for it, would love some company on the Dairy Roubaix. Takes place on April 19, 54 miles, not far from your neck of the woods. I won't be "racing" but definitely plan to ride it and get out there for some early season miles. Let me know if you'd be interested!
That looks challenging. That part of Wisconsin is quite a bit hillier than Eastern Wisconsin.
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Looks fun, will have to see what is going on that weekend first though..
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That looks challenging. That part of Wisconsin is quite a bit hillier than Eastern Wisconsin.
That's why I'm pushing hard in the gym and on the stationary right now ... I have little time to waste
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My goal this year is to work up to a multi day ride this summer. I did a metric century last season, so maybe a century is in my future.

April is a little soon, though. I am hoping to start with easy 15 to 25 mile loops and work up from there. Even though I don't have a carbon fork.
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We can all try and fumble through it together...still haven't gotten the ok from da wife though.
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LOL @ the carbon fork comment

I'm also signed up for the MS ride in August. I'm EXTREMELY excited for that one because I'm doing it with my 13 year old son (and my ex-wife -- we're lucky to have a very good relationship even after). We'll probably only do the 50 miles both days, but even so, a long distance ride with my son is a dream come true.
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Considering upgrading to the trek crossrip, I tried out the comp version and loved it. However, wonderig if anyone else had some experience with it? Plan to to use it for a bit of everything..kid hauling, bike touring, some light off road.

Also, any thoughts on the crossrip vs the crossrip comp?

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I bought one just two hours ago. Another plus for me besides the carbon fork was the disc brakes. And Lord knows you have enough brake levers. Bought it mainly for touring. You're only going to pay a hundred bucks more than the Crossrip.

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I bought one just two hours ago. Another plus for me besides the carbon fork was the disc brakes. And Lord knows you have enough brake levers. Bought it mainly for touring. You're only going to pay a hundred bucks more than the Crossrip.
Let me know how you end up liking it!
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