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    Anyone ridden a Trex/Gary Fisher Ion CX

    Did a quick test ride and really liked it. Anyone owned one for a few weeks that could share some impressions. Thanks.

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    I bought one and I'm happy after 100 miles. I've got a bit of toe overlap which I seem to have on all the cyclocross bikes I tested. I'm enjoying riding around in the grass and taking a few shortcuts through the dirt.


    With 23mm tires the bike feels almost as fast as my carbon road bike. I definately feel more vibration in my hands though. Can't feel any vibrations with the wider tires.

    I seem to catch my shorts on the cables running on the top tube.

    Feels similiar but not quite as snappy as a Specialized Crux which was my second choice. I would have bought the Crux but the Ion had fender mounts which is a plus for me.

    The wheels seem durable. Hit a pothole at 21mph and 235lbs with 23mm tires hard enough to flat and bounce a water bottle out of its cage. There are a few mysterious noises coming from the bike now but the wheel is still true.

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