Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Home alone
Bikes: Trek 4300 X 2. Trek 1000, Trek 6000
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Originally Posted by Maelstrom
We have a sticky that will cover all of this...its at the top ad called the "around 500$"
Sorry had to do it. I really don't know anything about xc bikes so I can't contribute beyond a small derailment and making fun of you...sorry
Isn't 30.9 specialized, you might have to stick with them to get that size seatpost
Actually one of my 4300's (Trek) has that post. I am unsure about me liking a cyclocross bike. I have test ridden one and remember that it was basically a road bike with wider tires. The places where i ride are often VERY rough. Sometimes i ride for miles on unmaintained byroads that have massive ruts in them from cars etc. I can't see a cyclocross bike handling that very well, but maybe i am wrong?
My major area of interest with riding right now, is still to ride in the boonies. I like to go where they
aren't. If you know what i mean. I basically do a couple different rides on a normal daily basis.
About 7 miles of rock roads, 4 miles of gravel bike path, 1 miles of grass path, 10 miles of pavement. I normally end up riding this route on weekdays because it is a faster ride and gets me to home, showered and to work on time. (sort of
4 miles pavement. 6 miles unmaintained dirt/mud, 16 miles of rock.
30 miles of dirt and gravel with virtually no pavement.
These are all general guidelines for how i ride. Obviously it varies, but i wanted to describe my riding to see if a cyclocross bike really fits my needs. Maybe the more i look into this, the more i need two different types of bikes?