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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 07-05-14, 07:53 AM   #276
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Heres my DK200 training bike. My race bike should come in sometime in October or November.
This is a 2012 Crux Elite in the rare Skittles color. On it I have a full 105 drive train, Retroshift Shifters, Mavic Ksyrium Elites. Thomson Elite Seat Post with a Fizik Antares Vs Saddle. Some TRP EuroX Magnesium Canti Brakes.
Cool bike. How do you like the retroshift shifters? They look good.
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Old 07-05-14, 07:58 AM   #277
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I have two vintage bikes that I pressed into gravel grinding duty. My fav is a 93 XO-2. I really like the combination of road geometry with 26 inch wheels. The other is a 91 specialized team stumpjumper that I put a trekking bar on. The trekking bar is pretty cool. I'm currently running 26 x 1.5 inch tires on the stumpy but I'm thinking of going to 2.1 tires for the really gnarly stuff:

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Old 07-08-14, 02:05 PM   #278
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I have two vintage bikes that I pressed into gravel grinding duty. My fav is a 93 XO-2. I really like the combination of road geometry with 26 inch wheels. The other is a 91 specialized team stumpjumper that I put a trekking bar on. The trekking bar is pretty cool. I'm currently running 26 x 1.5 inch tires on the stumpy but I'm thinking of going to 2.1 tires for the really gnarly stuff:

Very nice and retro bikes. Of course retro makes it better.
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Old 07-13-14, 03:12 PM   #279
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My 2012 Ridley X-Bow. Stock still running the OEM Vittoria tyres.


This was on a cold, wet and windy weekend. Finally got a break in the weather and set off to do a road ride. It was too windy still and the cars were throwing up spray everywhere. The solution... Duck off into the nature reserves. That's why I love my CX



At the end of a not overly technical track but wet and muddy. You'd never get a true road bike here)

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Old 07-14-14, 04:42 PM   #280
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Wet Dirty Fun



Just put the Clement Tires on sure glad I did for 4 hours in the rain
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Hunqapillar. With 50mm Bid Bens, it's the ATV in my stable.

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Here's my new (custom build) RLT9 for commuting, gravel grinding and whatever comes my way...
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Old 07-31-14, 10:55 AM   #283
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Hunqapillar. With 50mm Bid Bens, it's the ATV in my stable.

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Thats a sweet ride.
gota love a moustache bar.
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Thats a sweet ride.
gota love a moustache bar.
Actually that's a new one called The Bosco Bar. Google it, it's interesting.

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Old 07-31-14, 05:59 PM   #285
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Here's my new (custom build) RLT9 for commuting, gravel grinding and whatever comes my way...
That sure looks sweet.
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Love riding this one.

I just bought a 2009 Presidio frame, which supposedly has the same geometry as the Poprad. What do you think of the ride quality?
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Just put the Clement Tires on sure glad I did for 4 hours in the rain
Look like the USH tires I just got...roll great on pavement can't wait to put them to the test on gravel!
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Old 08-01-14, 08:58 PM   #288
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I just bought a 2009 Presidio frame, which supposedly has the same geometry as the Poprad. What do you think of the ride quality?
I've ridden the bike on road rides with 700x25 Contis and it fared very well. I think the 853 has a great deal to do with it. Also love the steel fork.
Be sure to post a pic of your Presidio when you get it built up!
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Masi Speciale Commuter repainted by Velocolour. Clement X'Plor 35 mm tires on Salsa Delgado rims, SRAM Rival crank, White Industries pedals, Bruce Gordon half clips, Ultegra front, XT rear, XT cassette, FSA Metropolis bars, Chris King head set, Ergon grips, Dura-Ace shifters mounted on Paul Thumbies, Specialized Avatar saddle, Shimano dynamo hub, B & M light to be installed and other bits and pieces.


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Old 08-07-14, 02:35 PM   #290
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For the dirty commute... and expedition riding.

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My new to me Moots Psychlo-X YBB

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Very nice Moots ! Super fun on hardpack gravel with those tires, probably quite a challenge if the gravelroad gets a bit rougher.
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Yeah, it's not setup for gravel in that picture. I have another wheelset with some Specialized cross tires.
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Tried my Salsa on some rooted single track today. I got through but scared myself ****less! A mountain bike it is not.
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My Fuji Cross Pro that I use for Rail - Trails. The wife and I take off every Friday and do maybe 20-25 miles out, eat, then ride back. I just put on Clement X,PLOR tires, and they work great. We might do the D&H Rail/Trail in NE Pa. as our big ride of the year.
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Old 08-22-14, 02:22 PM   #296
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Nice bike. How do you like those mustache bars? I've always liked the look but couldn't bring myself to buy them.
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