Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    n00b
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Austin, TX
    My Bikes
    Surly Karate Monkey, Pake C'mute
    Posts
    283
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    convert GT Legato to CX?

    i come from the world of bmx freestyle, so i am a n00b when it comes to big bikes. bear with me.

    i might buy a 2007 GT Legato 3.0 from a friend mostly as a commuter bike but i would like to use this bike for some recreational off-road riding as well. some companies make 700-size knobbies, so what kind of riding could i do with this bike off-road? how aggressive of trails could i tackle with this bike? if it can't handle a little trails, i don't want to break it.

    i won't be getting into racing any time soon, but i want to be able to ride it on some mellow trails in the park. if i put knobbies on this bike, what would separate it from any other CX bike, other than the flat (non-drop) bars?

    it's the 2007 version of this bike- http://www.gtbicycles.com/usa/eng/Pr...rchived=t#5612

  2. #2
    n00b
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Austin, TX
    My Bikes
    Surly Karate Monkey, Pake C'mute
    Posts
    283
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    apologies for the redundant thread. i did some searching and found dozens of "how do i convert my road bike into a CX?" threads. obviously, it CAN be done. the Legato has v-brakes, so i should be able to fit a pretty fat tire in there.

    can anyone tell me any reason why this conversion might be an exceptionally BAD idea? should i look for a steel-framed roadie to convert instead?

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    626
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It's absolutely a feasible conversion. The major difference I note is the lower bottom bracket, which will be helped by running fatter tires.

  4. #4
    M_S
    M_S is offline
    All Mod Cons M_S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Face down in a snowbank
    My Bikes
    K2 Enemey Cyclocross franken build; Redline D660 29er, Volpe SS Cross
    Posts
    3,694
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Just slap some knobbies on there and go. the Legato doesn't have huge clearances, but a 32 or 35 should be no sweat.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •