Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-30-07, 02:24 PM   #1
Barry Au
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
how is your tricross? looking for a cross..

Hello all,

I was wondering who has a specialized tricross and what your thought of it is. I do know there seems to be a problem with the forks on the 2007 tricross...however, i'm inquirying more about the performance of the bike because I am considering getting one next year (hopefully they will fix the fork problem)

i normally ride on bike trails that consist of 70% paved surface and 30% off-road (dirt trail, gravel trail, grass, etc)

after looking around, the tricross seems to match my riding style, since i am riding for leisure/fitness... I like to have something that is speedy(but will not be racing) on paved surface and off-road, that is comfortable to ride, and fun and easy to ride (don't want to worry about balancing on off-road too much)...

any suggestions?? again, the only choice i have so far is the specialized tricross. (probably the comp series)

thanks!
Barry Au is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-07, 05:21 PM   #2
jbpence
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Taos, NM
Bikes: 2009 Custom TI Frame Road Bike, all 2007 Campy Record, Campy Euros Wheelset
Posts: 552
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i have the tricross 2006 sworks tricross frame, which apparently does not have the front fork issue. this is a great bike.

I have heard great things about the 'non sworks' tricross bikes too, and some seem to have solved their fork issue by invoking the warranty. also: I think have read on this board that the fork issue was resolved on the 2007 tricross. do a search for tricross on this board and you'll get a lot of info.
__________________
2009 Custom TI Frame Road Bike, all 2007 Campy Record, Campy Euros Wheelset
2009 Custom TI Frame touring Bike. S&S couplers, XTR Drivetrain. LOW granny.
2009 Performance Bicycles TI (by Lynsky) road frame, 7900 DA, 7950 DA Compact Crank, Light Niobium Rim Wheels
jbpence is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-07, 05:25 PM   #3
Valpo Hawkeye
Hoosier runner
 
Valpo Hawkeye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Valparaiso, IN
Bikes: Specialized Tricross Sport Triple
Posts: 58
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have an '07 Tricross that definitely had the fork issue, but two forks later it's resolved. I love the bike, though. Responsive, comfortable, and fairly tough. FWIW, the fork issue is most prevalent on the larger frame sizes.
Valpo Hawkeye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-07, 06:22 PM   #4
adrien
Senior Member
 
adrien's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Alexandria, VA
Bikes: Firefly custom Road, Ira Ryan custom road bike, Ira Ryan custom fixed gear
Posts: 1,202
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
have a look at the jamis nova, fuji cross series, kona jts, bianchi axis.

all have different strengths and are roughly in the same market. one of the questions is what gear range you need -- will a compact double do?

I have a jts, and use it both as a roadie and as a cross bike
adrien is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-07, 10:53 PM   #5
gobes
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 228
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've had two tricross sports and like the bikes. I have not had any issue with the fork.
The sport is quite heavy for a 'cross bike but it's very versatile and rides well.

I think that the "fork" issue that has been discussed a lot lately is common with many 'cross forks. One "fix" is to move the hanger from the steerer to the crown. See the following link to see what I mean.
http://www.redlinebicycles.com/adult...nquest-Pro.jpg

This eliminates a lot of the difference in cable tension that occurs when the fork flexes.
gobes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-07, 08:30 AM   #6
Barry Au
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
adrien - thanks for some other suggestions. as for bike gear range, I haven't put much thoughts into it since I'm looking for a good frame first. however, I am considering a compact double since I don't shift my front gears much anyways...but haven't really tried a compact double so I'm not sure if it will be more difficult on hills. The trails I go to do have ups and downs...with a very few steeper ones..

jbpence - i saw your thread about your tricross, and to be honest, I have my eyes set in that direction at the moment too. I am considering getting a s-works tricross e5 frame and have it custom built.

I've always enjoyed the Specialized brand and a little resistent in trying other brands. Any comments in particular about the frame? pros and cons?
Barry Au is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-07, 09:42 AM   #7
knobster
.
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Bikes: Specialized Roubaix Comp, Soma ES
Posts: 3,979
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I love mine. I have a 2006 Comp version and although I'm having issues with the rear wheel, it's a solid bike. The comp version is a bit lighter than the sport version. It seems pretty comparable to your standard road bike in weight. The 2007 version has the carbon seat stays and the zert things. Also comes as a triple. Wish I would have waited for that. Don't think it'd be good for any racing though. Mine had a compact double, but was switched out for a standard double. Much faster on the roads. I think you'll like it for the riding you're describing.
__________________
Demented internet tail wagging imbicile.
knobster is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:10 AM.