Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

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.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-11-13, 09:30 AM   #1
TTON
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Bikes:
Posts: 75
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What CX bikes have slightly sloping top tubes?

I'm looking for a new or used geared CX bike that has a slightly sloping top tube. Can anyone offer up some examples that I should keep an eye out for? So far, I've seen the Specialized Tricross and Cannondale CAAD that have them. Thanks.
TTON is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-13, 10:04 AM   #2
Erik_A
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 423
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Try Alan: www.stellinasport.com all have semi-sloping top tubes (great, very light frames).

Xtreme DCS cross (Xtreme aluminum front, rear full carbon)
Roland 5 (aluminum front, rear full carbon)
Xtreme CS (xtreme alu front, carbon seat stay)
Klaus Peter 2 (alu front, carbon seat stay)
Xtreme (all alu)
Erik_A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-13, 10:24 AM   #3
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Bikes: 7
Posts: 18,870
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 229 Post(s)
When you have to hit the run ups and shoulder the bike , level top-tube types are better..

See: http://www.stellinasport.com/bikes/c...full_onJPG.jpg
fietsbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-13, 10:49 AM   #4
TTON
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Bikes:
Posts: 75
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
thanks, it's more of for standover height. I don't race CX.
TTON is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-13, 11:30 AM   #5
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Bikes: 7
Posts: 18,870
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 229 Post(s)
so Its just another commuter bike.. theres a whole section for those bikes

you need to know the height in the middle of the tube slope then , good luck..

You got access to all those brands in your town's Bike shops? what is there?

Shop live in shops so you can stand over the bike . pick it up till you come in contact.
see what the clearance is looking under your tires.

also my observation cross racing bikes are not offering comfort, it's beside the point.
the race is only an hour long .. and the bike is not even ridden for long , every lap.
on, hammer fast, jump stuff, run up stuff, jump back on sprint till the next obstacle.

Last edited by fietsbob; 05-11-13 at 05:50 PM.
fietsbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:16 PM.