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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 08-01-10, 04:09 PM   #1626
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Full 2010 Rival, Mavic Aksium Race, and it's a little white.
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Old 08-01-10, 05:52 PM   #1627
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Nice bike Redspoke.. I just got mine in last week.. It's a sweeeet ride!!

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Old 08-01-10, 11:16 PM   #1628
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Old 08-04-10, 11:56 PM   #1629
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Full 2010 Rival, Mavic Aksium Race, and it's a little white.
I opted for the black version. I'm assuming the decals are under the clearcoat?
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Old 08-05-10, 12:31 AM   #1630
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Built from scratch. No, I did not forge the frame myself...

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Old 08-06-10, 01:29 PM   #1631
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I opted for the black version. I'm assuming the decals are under the clearcoat?
Yeah, all except for some warning/caution label that I didn't bother to read.
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Old 08-08-10, 09:56 AM   #1632
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I opted for the black version. I'm assuming the decals are under the clearcoat?
Yes! The only part I don't like about this bike. The decals are hideous. I'm waiting for it to get "uglified" and then I'm pulling out the hair dryer and taking them off.
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Old 08-21-10, 09:39 AM   #1633
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Latest incarnation of my Focus Mares, this time with a brakesetup that actually works quite well.


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Old 08-24-10, 06:47 AM   #1634
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Finished her up last night.

Ridley Crossbow 56 cm
Sram Force Crankset with Dura-Ace 7800 chain guard
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CXP22 wheelset
Michelin mud 2 tires
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Total weight: 18 and change

Total cost: $675

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Old 08-24-10, 09:05 AM   #1635
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sweet bikes everyone, gonna try to get a cx bike soon, thanks for the inspiration
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Old 08-24-10, 09:18 PM   #1636
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Old 08-25-10, 07:56 AM   #1637
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Finished her up last night.

Ridley Crossbow 56 cm
Sram Force Crankset with Dura-Ace 7800 chain guard
7700 shifters
6700 rd
CXP22 wheelset
Michelin mud 2 tires
Specialized Toupe
Thomson elite post
ITM stem
STX brakes (temporary, TRP next week)

Total weight: 18 and change

Total cost: $675

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What size are you? I've been thinking about getting this frame but as far as size I could go with a 54 or 56. I'm 5'10" with a 32" inseam.
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Old 08-25-10, 12:13 PM   #1638
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I looked into the Ridley frames and I could never get a handle on the sizing either. They are really tall for a given top tube length. So in order to be comfortable with the height of the top tube (for off road riding I do think it's important to have some standover clearance), I would end up with a really short top tube on a Ridley. I'd have to get like a 140mm stem.
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Old 08-25-10, 02:32 PM   #1639
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Finally got what everyone had been saying for a long time; Riding a road bike in the dirt is about as good as it gets.
I have a Bianchi 1x9 for commuting, but wanted more gears and better equipment. So far, so good. Best deal on full 105(might be able to ebay/craigslist cheaper, but that takes time). The frame is heavy, but I hope to replace it next year. The wheels are okay(holding up to my 200+ pounds so far) but are going to be replaced with open pro/ultegras at the least. Certainly a fine way to get started on CX with the right balance or cheap and quality components.

note: thats it Topeka, KS in the background not philthy.
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Old 08-25-10, 03:53 PM   #1640
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Ridley Crosswind. Ultegra 10spd brifters and deraileurs. FSA crankset. 4ZA Python fork and brakes. Fulcrum wheelset.
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Old 08-25-10, 05:48 PM   #1641
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What size are you? I've been thinking about getting this frame but as far as size I could go with a 54 or 56. I'm 5'10" with a 32" inseam.
That is a 56 cm. I am 5 10 with a 35 inch inseam. Weird. I know.
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Old 08-26-10, 05:16 PM   #1642
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Here is my Focus Mares Expert. It's an 09' with Ultegra components. I just picked it up last week, it was a closeout from my lbs.
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Old 08-27-10, 11:47 AM   #1643
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2011 TCX, building it tomorrow.
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^nice!
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my new 2011 Crux frameset, built up with SRAM Red, Avid Shorty Ultimate brakes and Ultegra Tubeless wheels with Hutchinson tires, race wheels are Zipp 303's with Dugast tires.
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Old 08-30-10, 09:43 PM   #1646
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Still deciding on pedals. Need to flip the stem, raise the bar, and get a new chain. Otherwise, it's ready to rock. As for me, I need to go spend some time in the pain cave.


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Old 08-30-10, 10:11 PM   #1647
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Took 8 months to get the parts ( well actually the funds) and 2 months to assemble. Full scandium frame, carbon fork. Force shifters and rd. DA crank, xt hubs laced to mavic ma40 rims. avic bb7 road brakes. Ritchey stem and post w/noname bars spesh seat. Yeah, it's a 1 x 10 and I have yet to drop the chain on my commute, maybe 500 miles so far. I love the fact that I built it myself , including the wheels, and I can go anywhere with it. Can't wait to race it.
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Old 09-01-10, 08:21 PM   #1648
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Old 09-01-10, 09:11 PM   #1649
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Getting there is half the fun

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