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    Throw the stick!!!! LowCel's Avatar
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    Focus Mares CX bike

    Received my new cross bike a week or so ago, finally had time to make it mine today.

    When I received it, weighing in at 22.3 pounds without pedals.



    After changing out a few things today including wheels, quick releases, handlebar, tape, small ring (switched from 36 to a 34), brake pad holders, brake pads, and tubes. Now weighs in at 20.2 pounds without pedals. Pedals weigh 10 ounces so for total weight add that to it.

    Last edited by LowCel; 12-22-12 at 12:48 PM.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Senior Member vwchad's Avatar
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    Nice. I don't ride CX, but I was considering one for my winter bike. The only problem is the lack of fender mounting possibilities and only one bottle cage mount. Nice bikes though. Enjoy.

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    Why not discs?
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    Nice rig. Are you using it for all around riding or for cross only? I only ask because for cross only we run 1 up to eliminate the problems with a FD on bad weather courses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Broon View Post
    Why not discs?
    Just wanted a cheapie cross bike. Not sure if I will ever even race cross, mostly going to be used for winter riding and for fire roads.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
    Nice rig. Are you using it for all around riding or for cross only? I only ask because for cross only we run 1 up to eliminate the problems with a FD on bad weather courses.
    More all around, with my knees it is unlikely that I will ever be able to race cross.
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    Nice bike. Love my cross bike and would never give up the dual chainrings because just so much more versatile (and my racing is minimal).
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    The AL Focus bikes are gravity enhanced, and therefore solid. At least they do not break.

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    Very nice! I love my cross bike but sadly use it for regular road riding 99% of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJeff View Post
    The AL Focus bikes are gravity enhanced, and therefore solid. At least they do not break.
    Unfortunately so am I (gravitationally challenged). Unfortunately, that's where our similarities end, I do break.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eippo1 View Post
    Nice bike. Love my cross bike and would never give up the dual chainrings because just so much more versatile (and my racing is minimal).
    Quote Originally Posted by SteveFromNY View Post
    Very nice! I love my cross bike but sadly use it for regular road riding 99% of the time.
    Thanks guys.
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    Thought I would update with a photo from my first ride on the Mares.

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