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Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Toronto, ON
Bikes: 12 Y.O. Litespeed MTB, IRO Jamie Roy fixie, Custom Habanero Ti 'Cross, No name SS MTB, Old school lugged steel track bike (soon)
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Yeah, I think you might like a cross bike. I'm a red blooded mountain biker, but I'm liking my 'cross machine. A lot.
I took my CX on some technical, steep rooted singletrack that I usually ride my MTB on. I could basicly ride it all without too much difficulty. You do have to be a little more careful about where you put the rubber than on a MTB, but it is not nearly as bad as I expected. When the trail smooths out, you will walk away from a hardtail MTB. It is really fun too.
When the trail turns into pavement-then things really start moving fast. It will *dust* a MTB on the road. No comparison. Like a sports car vs. a dumptruck.
Take one for a test ride and see what you think.