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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.

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Old 06-25-08, 10:23 AM   #1
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first aluminum frame - want a Specialized Tricross

I'm dying to get my hands on this bike. I test-rode the expert and loved it. My concern is mainly that I'm a big guy. I'm 6'4" and about 10 pounds shy of 300 pounds. My current bike is a 15 year old steel-frame mountain bike which is indestructible. I don't plan to treat this bike the same way (no jumping off curbs or ignoring potholes, etc) but I also dont want to be riding on virgin blacktop and have the frame crumple under me after a couple of years of use. Should I be worried?
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Old 06-25-08, 11:21 AM   #2
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If I were you I'd be more worried about the wheels than the frame. Most bikes come with low spoke counts, but I'd want 36 or at minimum 32. Also, high volume tires with moderate PSI can do a lot to protect the wheels and frame from jolts.
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Ok that's good to know. Thanks!
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