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Originally Posted by dman45103
Thanks for the response. What would you suggest changing the tires too? The frame on the tricross is lightweight?
Also, what are disk breaks?
I would probably go with something like Continental Ultra Gatorskins is something like 700x25 or 700x28. Disc Brakes are brakes that use disc's instead of the rim of the bicycle. If you look at the Trek, you can see the silver disc near the axle of the wheel. It's the same technology that cars and motorcycles use. Great technology, but kinda overkill for a light bicycle. Rim brakes work fine for most uses and are lighter and usually cheaper.
Edit: The gatorskin tires are puncture resistant which have worked great for me. I hate flats.
Edit 2: Sorry, missed your other question. Yes, the frame is fairly lightweight. It's aluminum and off all the aluminum bikes I've ridden, the Tricross rides like a dream. Very nice for an aluminum bike. FWIW, I've owned several Trek aluminum bikes and they have all rode poorly. Very harsh riding even with larger tires. If I was you, I think I'd search for a used Tricross. I picked up a 4 year old Tricross Comp (higher level components and frame) for $600 a few years ago. Loved that bike.
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Last edited by knobster; 04-23-13 at 11:46 AM.