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Old 08-01-08, 10:35 PM   #1
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Frames with huge clearance aside from the Cross Check.......

I'm giving my Klein MTB to the wife and I'm planning on utilizing the fattest tires possible when I cruise around some rocky singletrack with her. I love the CC for the versatility that it offers and all, but I'm not a huge fan of its boat anchorness. Is there anything that'll give me CC type clearance that weighs less, aside from just getting a 29er and getting stuck with slacker angles?

Looking to spend at or below a grand, BTW.
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Salsa La Cruz, if ya want discs.
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Van Dessel Country Road Bob. Current model is single speed and comes with discs. $1000
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Singular Peregrine. Can take up to 48mm tires. Just as versatile as cross check, and much better looking.
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The Singular is nice, but not available on this side of the Atlantic.
The La Cruz can take only up to a 38mm tire, not a 45 like the Cross Check.
I can't think of another bike like the CC that takes that big of a tire, unless you go custom. Curtlo may still be under a grand for a frame.
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Old 08-05-08, 10:12 PM   #6
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It's not a CX bike, but the Surly Pugsley fits the big tire requirement:

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The La Cruz can take only up to a 38mm tire, not a 45 like the Cross Check.
I may have been led astray then, just relaying secondhand info.

Heck, even my K2 can comfortably fit 40s with a little room to spare.
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It's not a CX bike, but the Surly Pugsley fits the big tire requirement:

I dream about building up one of those... I'm hoping to make it my next build after i build up the two frames i already have laying around.
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I take back what I said about the La Cruz--the Salsa website claims a 38mm max, but here's a Salsa employee with 44mm Mutanoraptors:

http://forums.mtbr.com/showpost.php?...&postcount=189
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I'm giving my Klein MTB to the wife and I'm planning on utilizing the fattest tires possible when I cruise around some rocky singletrack with her. I love the CC for the versatility that it offers and all, but I'm not a huge fan of its boat anchorness. Is there anything that'll give me CC type clearance that weighs less, aside from just getting a 29er and getting stuck with slacker angles?

Looking to spend at or below a grand, BTW.
I'm trying to think of the right word to describe someone who wants to spend less than a thousand dollars on a bike but calls a Surly Cross Check a boat anchor.
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I'm trying to think of the right word to describe someone who wants to spend less than a thousand dollars on a bike but calls a Surly Cross Check a boat anchor.
I'm trying to think of a way of defending my opinion without calling you a prick.

There are quite a few bikes for a grand or less with a lower weight than the Cross Check. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't overlooking anything.

I'm not some new jack in the bike game, I just don't really know a ton about CX bikes. If you want to talk **** about the amount of money I have to spend, feel free to paypal some cash into my bike fund or pay off my medical bills.
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I'm trying to think of a way of defending my opinion without calling you a prick.

There are quite a few bikes for a grand or less with a lower weight than the Cross Check. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't overlooking anything.

I'm not some new jack in the bike game, I just don't really know a ton about CX bikes. If you want to talk **** about the amount of money I have to spend, feel free to paypal some cash into my bike fund or pay off my medical bills.

I am with you on this one. I also would like something lighter than a CC and for less than a grand. What have you found?
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Technically a 650b but this is done up nice with some 29er tires in this post. Frame/Fork seem like a good value. http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=440731
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Is that under a grand for a frame, frame/fork, or complete bike? Just curious.
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Just bringing this thread back from the dead to say that the Singular is now available stateside. I ordered mine today
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Tricross SS $910 MSRP
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Just bringing this thread back from the dead to say that the Singular is now available stateside. I ordered mine today
Dang, too late, my bike is already done a while ago, I wasn't going to wait for them to be available to ship to NA. When you get it, please post pics. What size did you order and how much?
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I got a Large. It's about the same size as my current 60cm Gunnar Crosshairs. I might have gone a bit bigger, but Large is the biggest they have and it should work out fine.
My total bill was US$725, but that included a Brooks Pro and the shipping. Sam from Singular sent me an invoice through Paypal, and they automatically converted my $ to pounds. No hassles at all.
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