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Old 10-19-06, 02:33 PM   #1
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What does XC stand for?

I just bought a KHS XC-104 ('05 model). What does the XC stand for? Logic tells me cross country but I don't believe this is a cross country bike. Could someone enlighten this newby?
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Old 10-19-06, 02:39 PM   #2
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I just bought a KHS XC-104 ('05 model). What does the XC stand for? Logic tells me cross country but I don't believe this is a cross country bike. Could someone enlighten this newby?
yep, thats a cross country bike.
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Old 10-19-06, 02:42 PM   #3
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Hmm. Is this bike still suited for some hard riding, taking drops and jumps? Is seems stout enough. What's the difference between it and a no kidding mountain bike?
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when did cross country start to mean not durable?
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try to remember that xc is not freestlye!
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While you cross the country, you'll encounter rocks, roots, small jumps, and short drops.

Sounds like you have the right bike if this is what you plan on riding.
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I'm sure the bike is durable. I just want to be sure that it's suited for the way I like to ride. I'm not into mass air and doing table tops, kicks etc... I just like to ride technical trails with plenty of roots, rocks and that type of thing.
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Shouldn't you have figured all this out before you bought it? The bike will be fine.
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Sounds good to me. My freinds say I need clipless pedals. I have them on my road bike and would have no other way. I don't know about off road though. Suggestions?
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Old 10-19-06, 02:57 PM   #10
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Shouldn't you have figured all this out before you bought it? The bike will be fine.
Hmmm. Well. I rode the bike...it felt good....I liked it....so I bought it. That statements kinda like getting married. You can't figure the woman out until after you've had her awhile.
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What does the XC stand for?
if you rotate the X clockwise, it'll become a +
"+" is a sign of a cross and C stands for country
so... "cross" country =P thats how i see it
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xtreme cruising
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XC = Xtra Cautious
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