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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 07-22-13, 01:18 PM   #2451
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cant wait for next season

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Old 07-23-13, 07:40 AM   #2452
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My panasonic touring bike turned into a single track explorer!
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Old 07-23-13, 07:02 PM   #2453
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....dirt, mud, hell even some dust to show these cx bikes are actually ridden in the dirt.

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I found a muddy ravine that just had a horse or two down it. Hoof prints are a mother to ride down. Luckily it was thick mud. Mostly slid down, stayed clipped with my road shoes and pedals... sketchy!
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Old 07-25-13, 08:36 PM   #2454
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cant wait for next season



Amazing bikes.

but there is something about those ultra deep carbon wheels that rubs me the wrong way.
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Old 07-26-13, 03:55 AM   #2455
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Very nice bike. My wife got one last year. Raleigh makes really nice bikes for the money. Congrats and have a great time.
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Old 07-26-13, 10:48 PM   #2456
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My panasonic touring bike turned into a single track explorer!
I recognize the I75 Landbridge from hiking on the Florida Trail but was wondering what the bike trails were like in the area.

I know Santos is popular but how about West of Santos on the Greenway?
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Old 07-27-13, 12:25 PM   #2457
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Heres my beloved 2012 Cannondale Super X Ultegra....

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Old 07-27-13, 06:10 PM   #2458
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cant wait for next season!
mmm... Donuts! What's the weight on those wheels? Have you tried them out in the mud yet?
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Old 07-28-13, 07:31 PM   #2459
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Cannondale Super X and Surly Cross Check. Just built the Surly up about a month ago
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Old 07-28-13, 07:35 PM   #2460
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Heres my beloved 2012 Cannondale Super X Ultegra....

Really Like that bike
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Old 07-29-13, 05:32 PM   #2461
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Heres my beloved 2012 Cannondale Super X Ultegra....

I love those Super X bikes...it's a shame they don't come in any rad color schemes. I want a bright red one.
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Old 07-29-13, 10:53 PM   #2462
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it's a shame they don't come in any rad color schemes.
Yeah, they also need to run the gear cables along the top tube and give us a little more mud clearence on the rear end...

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Old 07-31-13, 07:36 PM   #2463
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Okay, my Lemond Poprad upgrade is nearly done. Just wheels next.
I added the Ritchey WCS forks and Chris King headset today.
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Old 08-04-13, 04:19 PM   #2464
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2014 Specialized Crux Elite EVO Rival Disc - gravel grinder


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Old 08-05-13, 06:02 AM   #2465
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Wow, 2014!!! Nice Benny..

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Old 08-16-13, 06:29 PM   #2466
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Here is my Kona Jake AKA Dusty Rhodes. Commuter, Gravel and as of tomorrow night, cross.





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Old 08-19-13, 10:00 PM   #2467
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Old 08-19-13, 10:34 PM   #2468
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2013 opus Sekhmet. I am loving my bike!
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Old 08-19-13, 10:39 PM   #2469
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You're from my part of town.
We should take our Opus's out for a ride round town.
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Old 08-19-13, 10:50 PM   #2470
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Ghost I think I would slow you down! LOL but since I have a fellow 604 here may I ask a question..
I do plan of commuting to work but would still like to take the occasional off road paths if I feel.
Could you suggest tire type/ size that will make my trip more speedy but still confident to go off road if I want to? Also keeping in mind our type of weather ( rain )
thank!
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Old 08-19-13, 11:21 PM   #2471
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I don't always ride fast, I often ride slower when riding with a group. I save hard riding on my solo missions. If you're planning to do the downtown crawl PM me.
We can chat bikes anytime.

I'm a partial(former fulltime) commuter, so I have a good idea of our roads.

I ride with Continental Gatorskins in 700x28C.
So far so good, I use Specialized Armadillos in 700x23C, 700x28C, & they're good commuting tires.
I'm comfortable in Trout Lake, & Central park with these tires.

If I'm riding strictly gravel/dirt/sand/mud I throw on my Maxxis Locusts 700x31C.(CX tires) I've done light snow in these bad boys too.
Downside not good puncture protection, & soft compound/sidewalls.
The tread wear is not great on these guys, I only pull them out when I need to.
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Old 08-19-13, 11:52 PM   #2472
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Old 08-19-13, 11:57 PM   #2473
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Honestly though, that is the bike bike I really wanted, albeit with disc brakes. Just couldn't up the dough. Congrats. The citron is pretty. It must own those BK streets.
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Old 08-21-13, 10:00 AM   #2474
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I just made a few upgrades to the new Crux.


upgraded profile by BluesDawg, on Flickr


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Old 08-21-13, 11:46 AM   #2475
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Nice!!!
This must be you backyard, she's much too clean to be ridden in those trails.
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