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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 12-07-06, 02:26 PM   #376
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Here is mine with just one ride on it. I just picked the bike up on the 5th.
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Old 12-07-06, 03:46 PM   #377
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That Empella is really cool!
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Old 12-09-06, 03:02 PM   #378
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That Empella is really cool!
Thanks. I keep yearning for one of the new Redline conquest team's but I think I'll probably keep this bike forever, or at least until the fork falls-apart which I've heard some rumors about.
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Old 12-09-06, 09:19 PM   #379
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custom frame made by me (jacobs bicycles)

thomson elite stem, idb wing bars,
shimano rsx on mavic sup's,
oldschool mavic mtb triple with single 46 ring on a phil bb,
dura ace, cheap carbon saddle
shimano 600 geared bits, cane creek brakes

the prototype "team" cross bike!

already getting rusty, probably won't be getting paint. ever. it's so fitting to have this one rusty and dirty.

these tires are great for running over anything in your path, but i do switch 'em out for something a little tighter for the races.

more info at http://www.jacobsbicycles.com
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Old 12-10-06, 08:04 AM   #380
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Specialized S-Works Tricross



Ultegra Crank * Spot 42t and Chainguard * Ultegra Brifters * Ritchey WCS Stem * Ritchey Pro Bar * Specialized Pave Carbon Seatpost * Shimano WH550 Wheels * Ritchey Speedmax 32c Tires* Cane Creek Cantis
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Old 12-18-06, 12:18 PM   #381
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Jesus!
Is ther any metal on that bike?!?!?
FREEKIN AWESOME!!!

/bows down on knees kissing toes
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Old 12-30-06, 09:02 PM   #382
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Best. Photo. Evar.

You should really be posing next to it with a frilly cravat and a glass of scotch. Classy!
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Old 12-31-06, 02:27 PM   #383
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Burley Harlow...
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Old 01-04-07, 05:27 PM   #384
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that burly bicycle is awesome. my lbs store had one on display for a little over two months. i was salivating the entire time...
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Old 01-08-07, 07:37 PM   #385
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Not as sweet as most of these rigs, but here she is... Cypress...

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Old 01-11-07, 10:26 PM   #386
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Not as sweet as most of these rigs, but here she is... Cypress...

Don't sell yourself short, the bike looks like a lot of fun! What's the deal w/ the gold cassette?
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Old 01-22-07, 02:24 AM   #387
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I love my TriCross!
Yes, me too:

Atm, it's a Touring/Road-Setting with Roadwheels, Roadpedals and a triple Crank.
Cyclocross-setting is not really ready yet (Offroadwheels, Eggbeater, normal Crank)













FRAME: Specialized S-Works E5, fully manipulated Columbus SLX tubing, semi-compact Freeroad design, shaped top and down tube, 56cm FORK: Specialized S-Works FACT carbon Tricross fork, carbon legs, aluminum steerer with Speed Zertz STEM: Ritchey WCS 4AXIS HANDLEBARS: Ritchey WCS Logic Road 440mm TAPE / GRIPS: Fi'zi:k Bar:tape; Specialized Body Geometry Bar Phat Tape BRAKE: Tektro Rx-5 TRANSITION: Shimano Full Dura-Ace, Cassette 12-27, Crankset 52-39-30 PEDALS: Look Ko Carbon WHEELS: DT Swiss 1450 TIRE: Schwalbe Ultremo 700*23 C SADDLE: Specialized Toupe Team Saddle (143) SEAT POST: Specialized S-Works SL, FACT carbon with Zertz insert, 27.2mm

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Old 01-22-07, 03:59 AM   #388
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Just picked this up over the weekend.. Surly Crosscheck
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Old 01-27-07, 09:12 PM   #389
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I really like those Tri-Cross bikes. Those are pretty sharp looking, how do they ride? Are they stiff on the bumpy stuff?
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Old 01-31-07, 08:55 PM   #390
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In other news, what the hell was Specialized thinking with the Tricross fork?
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Old 01-31-07, 09:40 PM   #391
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In other news, what the hell was Specialized thinking with the Tricross fork?
Agreed. It is heavy and looks like you could fit a 2.2 29'r tire in there. A riding buddy swapped his for the Ritchey carbon and dropped over 1/2 pound with no lose of stiffness.
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Old 01-31-07, 09:41 PM   #392
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Here, here!
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Old 01-31-07, 10:55 PM   #393
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super duper clearance for the cross courses that go through wet clay? Also I've heard they are pretty stinkin heavy as well.
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Old 02-01-07, 09:12 AM   #394
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If you need that type of mud clearance, two things are/will be working against you. The rear stays will be packed, and/or you need different tires. I've found that the tires that pack up, also contribute to most of the build up on the frame/fork. Seen it happen on the same frame/fork but with different tires.

I guess Specialized wanted to have the ability to run fenders with 45c tires and STILL have mud clearance in that fork.
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Old 02-01-07, 08:05 PM   #395
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I guess Specialized wanted to have the ability to run fenders with 45c tires and STILL have mud clearance in that fork.
Which is why that thing makes a crap race bike. Clearance-wise. ...
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Old 02-04-07, 01:25 PM   #396
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Here's my new (used) 2007 Giant TCX. Got a sweet deal on it through EBay. Didn't come with pedals or a seat so i added some Crankbrothers Eggbeater SL pedals and a Forte Classic saddle. The chain was also pretty messed up (looked like it was coated with rust but it's just some really really really bad looking lubricant that didn't want to come off). It looks like the cranks could be new and the rest of the frame is in great shape. Seller said it only had about 500 miles on it.

The only thing i'll probably change later this year is to swap out the V-brakes to cantilevers. Oh yeah, gotta add some water bottle cages, find a way to fit a front fender, and add afew other things to make it commuter worthy (it's going to be my cyclocross/commuter bike).

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Old 02-06-07, 08:40 PM   #397
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I would sure like to habve a cross-bike.
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Old 02-18-07, 10:42 AM   #398
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Took some new pictures of my kona today:


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Old 02-18-07, 06:43 PM   #399
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I'm always impressed by just how bright the 06 jts' are.
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Old 02-19-07, 12:18 PM   #400
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those are beautiful pics. Love the contrasting colours.
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