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    1 week and seven miles old. Desperately needs the new saddle to come in, new bars, new crank rings, new wheels that aren't boat anchors, and to be covered in mud. This bicycle will experience glory on the weekly-winter CX Sunday course and a few gravel grinds throughout the year.

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    Bought this Norwegian brand CX-bike today. So far very satisfied with DI2 shifting and the bike handles well also. Took it for 45 miles of hilly gravelgrinding . Had to tighten the headset on the way home, a stiff fork and a loose headset on a rocky decent is pretty scary.

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    Here's my cross bike. At the time, I only use it for commuting to work.

    2004 Redline Conquest Pro 60cm
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    rlt9-1.jpgHere's my new (custom build) RLT9 for commuting, gravel grinding and whatever comes my way...

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    Just picked this up yesterday.
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    Color matched seatpost FTW

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    Hello from Belgium!

    Obviously there are plenty of local cyclocross bike manufacturers here in Belgium, but still, I was drawn to a legendary American frame, which I built up with SRAM Force, TRP brakes, DT Swiss/Tune wheels and a lot more Ritchey stuff. It rides brilliantly, especially on longer rides. For proper cx racing, carbon fibre is the way to go, but I use this bike on 2-3 hour rides where my friends are on MTBs, and on anything bar very rocky downhills, they are at a disadvantage.

















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    Secondhand frame + a bunch of parts I had laying around....I think it came out pretty well.photo 5.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattheis View Post
    What is it? That thing is sexy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thisisbenji View Post
    What is it? That thing is sexy.
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    ~Need to fix my bar angle, looks strange...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gdogpdx View Post
    rlt9-1.jpgHere's my new (custom build) RLT9 for commuting, gravel grinding and whatever comes my way...
    Really nice. Love that colour scheme. How does it ride?

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    My First CX Bike

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    New toy by O.Taillon, on Flickr

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    Monster Cross...


    Moulden custom

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    Rides great. Really stable on loose terrain and fast. Have a gravel grinder race in 2 days and will really put it to the test.

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    A bit different:




    Whiteface NY (1100M climb over 13km), 2014 Giant TCX SLR 2.

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    Picked this up a couple weeks ago to act as a carrot to get me back to riding after my broken leg heals.

    Just bought a Moots layback seatpost. They sure are proud of these titanium bits and pieces...

    Demented internet tail wagging imbicile.

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    Been riding this steel beauty for the past year...a 2013 Brodie Argus:

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattheis View Post
    sweet bike - check
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    GF rides and has a sweet bike in the backround - check
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    Quote Originally Posted by erikvonb View Post
    sweet bike - check
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    Sweet poster - check (you should hang that in the garage)
    Wife rides and has a sweet bike in the backround - check (FIXED)

    Thanks Erik,
    Here is a shot of my wife's Yeti Arc-x from a few pages back. I really wish they would bring these back, such a cool looking frame.


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    Crux sport 105
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattheis View Post
    your cross bike size 52 ??


    please answer: your height? iseam?
    So I decided to buy a bike like that. I wonder about the size of it (I'm 5'5 ", iseam 29.5" without shoes) and I'm just the mtb size 16.


    I refer to the calculation of the size of the bike I have only resulted in: top tube 55; stem 9; seat tube c-c 49 (or 53.5 top tube, stem 9; seat tube cc 49) so I had to cross Fantom size 52.
    I'm not sure what I should choose size: 49 or 52 I want to consult you.


    thank you very much.
    (sorry, my english is not good)

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    Yes, it's a 52cm
    Im 5'8" with a 30" inseam without shoes (short legs I guess)
    When over the hoods or in the drops I feel a bit more stretched out then when on my Moto Ti road bike, which is strange because the 51 Ti road bike has a 540mm top tube where the Cross claims to have a 535mm. Ill measure the cross when I get home for you.

    Unless you have long arms or like to ride in an aggressive position, I would lean towards the 49 if I were you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattheis View Post
    Yes, it's a 52cm
    Im 5'8" with a 30" inseam without shoes (short legs I guess)
    When over the hoods or in the drops I feel a bit more stretched out then when on my Moto Ti road bike, which is strange because the 51 Ti road bike has a 540mm top tube where the Cross claims to have a 535mm. Ill measure the cross when I get home for you.

    Unless you have long arms or like to ride in an aggressive position, I would lean towards the 49 if I were you.
    thanks for reply


    I understand that my calculations put the standard parameters for pro.
    My problem is I do not like the top tube slopes down too much -> looks bad.

    I do not race, so I want comfortable position on the bike, I use it to go around the city, traveling in a few days.

    Should I be overcome by replacing one short stems (6cm compared with existing 9cm), seat post offset = 0 (I like Thomson elite), Ritchey seat post offset = 2.5 cm. Reduced 5,5cm -> ok ???? Or do you still keep your comments ??

    intends to upgrade after I had this bike: Thomson seat post, Brooks saddles and stems perhaps more

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    Not sure what to say about the top tube angle, it has less of an angle than a CAADx, which I think has a pretty aggressive stance to begin with. I wouldnt consider either frames compact.

    The stem you can shorten, but typically if your going under 80mm most people will say the bike is too big for you. As for the seat post, switching to a zero setback post isn't the best solution to shorten a bike, it puts your body too far forward in relation to the bottom bracket, and you would have to put the seat back further on the rails for a true correct fit.

    All I can say is buy it and try it. If it fits keep it, if not, send it back for the smaller size. You will just be out shipping.

    Back to photos...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    Monster Cross...


    Moulden custom
    The more I see that bike the more I like it. I have an old Stumpjumper with a straight fork that has that same look.
    1999 Waterford RSE-11, 1995 Waterford 1200, 1989 Specialized Rockhopper Comp
    1989 Raleigh Technium, 1989 Schwinn Traveler, 1986 Specialized Rockhopper
    1984 Specialized Stumpjumper, 1986 Specialized Stumpjumper and just way too many projects to list.

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