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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 03-21-09, 08:38 AM   #1
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How do you like it? I'm considering picking one up now that I've found out that I cannot get an Ellsworth Roots. I'm really into the idea of a sub 3lb frame and the alpha q fork. How is it for longer rides? I don't have the oppritunity to ride it before I buy it from my LBS so I'm looking for any reviews I can from you guys. Also, any other recommendations on similar frames? This will be my first CX bike and I'm pretty excited about riding and racing this year.
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I have the Las Cruces, which is basically the Chile with disc brake tabs... I really like it, but don't for get it's a FULL scandnium bike and can be a bit tiring on a long road ride. Very stiff bike however and mine with normal canti brakes and cheap components (tiagra/105) comes in around 21#.
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I have the Las Cruces, which is basically the Chile with disc brake tabs... I really like it, but don't for get it's a FULL scandnium bike and can be a bit tiring on a long road ride. Very stiff bike however and mine with normal canti brakes and cheap components (tiagra/105) comes in around 21#.
I had a build kit done up with rival, fulcrum 7 wheelset and tektro cr720 brakes by my LBS. It turned out being a little more than I wanted to spend so I'm waiting on the purchase now. Spending $1k on the frame alone is a pretty huge deal I just want to make sure it's the right choice.
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