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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 09-29-12, 07:15 PM   #2301
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Old 10-03-12, 10:20 AM   #2302
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My new commuter/do-it-all/dirt race bike
Are you running those tubeless if so what psi? I was running my panaracer cross blasters tubless till i switched to a kenda kwicker and now I cant get the thing to bead up.
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Old 10-03-12, 01:21 PM   #2303
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My 2012 TCX2 after upgrades...

-I added Tiagra shifters (had Sora with 9 spd drivetrain)
-new FSA SLK canti brakes
-Grey Lizard Skind DSP tape

**getting new wheelset for Christmas hopefully

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Old 10-06-12, 12:07 AM   #2304
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Me. Chicago Cross Cup. Hopkins Park, Dekalb IL

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Old 10-08-12, 09:58 AM   #2305
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Decided to experiment with a flat bar on my backup bike.

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Old 10-15-12, 08:51 AM   #2306
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a few races under my belt on my new ride this season. Loving the tubies!

sorry for the poor quality.. night time shots with a cell phone


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Old 10-15-12, 11:12 AM   #2307
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My cyclocross bike after mid-week training (Yorkshire, UK). Nothing special but it does ok for me. Just fitted straight bars to try see if i can keep control better going downhill when my arms get tired!!
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Old 10-17-12, 10:05 PM   #2308
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What gear ratio on the SSCX?
38x18, 175mm SRAM carbon cranks
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Old 10-20-12, 09:40 PM   #2309
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Finally took the CX bike I picked up just before my trip OS on its first jaunt along the Yarra river single tracks yesterday. Got a few odd looks from the MTB riders coming the other direction...

Stock 2010 Colnago World Cup except the Ultegra compact crank and Enduro Ceramic BB fitted by the previous owner.

Changes by me so far was to replace the saddle with an SLR, retape the bars and fit a longer stem.

Will look at rotating the bars down and drop some spacers shortly.

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Old 10-21-12, 03:52 AM   #2310
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This is the bike I used for my first cyclocross race last year. I didn't count on the mud jamming up the front wheel. Since
then I have used have used a couple of other bikes, and planning a better plan for next year. This was the bike I used in most of my road races in the 80's with a few modifications.
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Old 10-28-12, 09:16 PM   #2311
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Just picked up a custom Tiemeyer GT Edge Reynolds-853 CX frameset today on eBay.
Can't wait to build her up!


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Custom Tiemeyer built GT Edge, Longmont CO, 1998, with 8 speed Dura Ace and XTR
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Old 10-29-12, 01:27 PM   #2312
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Got it 2 days ago from local Bikes Direct store... cheap.
Will take it to the woods to see how soon I will need to buy the new frame. (just kidding..not going to break it).

Nice new ride I was curious about these when they first started getting discussion (on mtbr...shhhhh ),hows it ride/perform? How big a tire can you cram in there? Thanks
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Old 10-29-12, 01:29 PM   #2313
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My new Wilier Cross Carbon. Fantastic ride, but need to switch out the Reynolds Shadow's...a bit on the heavy side.

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Old 10-29-12, 10:03 PM   #2314
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This year's setup, a lot like last years, but single ring and D-A 8-speed rear shifter:

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Old 10-30-12, 08:41 PM   #2315
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just do not believe Ridley measurements, this 54 size has stand over height 830mm not 870mm Ridley claims.
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Old 11-01-12, 03:56 PM   #2316
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14.8 lbs! My upgraded Motobecane Fantom Cross Team Ti! Not a fancy brand, but a great bike nonetheless!
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Old 11-04-12, 12:17 AM   #2317
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14.8 lbs! My upgraded Motobecane Fantom Cross Team Ti! Not a fancy brand, but a great bike nonetheless!
Jeez, I thought my chain was short!

That's the lightest TI 2x10 cross bike I've ever heard of. Well done.
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Old 11-04-12, 06:46 PM   #2318
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14.8 lbs! My upgraded Motobecane Fantom Cross Team Ti! Not a fancy brand, but a great bike nonetheless!
Great bike for sure. What wheels and tires did you use?
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Old 11-04-12, 10:26 PM   #2319
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I seem to be selling off my road bikes and adding more cross bikes...even have a custom cross(ish) frame in the works.

IF Planet X - My favorite


Soma Double Cross Disc


Raleigh Team Cross (recently gave this to a buddy)


Trek XO1 (new build, don't think I like it, will probably sell off the frameset at least)
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Old 11-11-12, 12:22 PM   #2320
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I seem to be selling off my road bikes and adding more cross bikes...even have a custom cross(ish) frame in the works.

IF Planet X - My favorite


Soma Double Cross Disc


Raleigh Team Cross (recently gave this to a buddy)


Trek XO1 (new build, don't think I like it, will probably sell off the frameset at least)
Wow. The IF is stunning.
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Old 11-11-12, 02:27 PM   #2321
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I love the IF. It is begging for a set of campy cantilevers (as is my bianchi)
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Old 11-11-12, 04:47 PM   #2322
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The IF is nice but I love that Soma build. Lovely fenders. I considered a DC Disc build recently but ended up going off the shelf. Next time
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Old 11-11-12, 08:37 PM   #2323
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Here's my geared race bike.

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Old 11-12-12, 07:41 AM   #2324
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Wow. Never heard of that brand. Where are they out of? That's a really beautiful bike..
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Old 11-12-12, 09:20 AM   #2325
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