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Old 01-26-15, 07:22 PM
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thinking about getting a trek crossrip...

Let me know what you think anything I should know good or bad? How are the cantilever brakes? Or should I go for discs?
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Old 01-27-15, 06:42 PM
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Almost missed this! Buy as high up the line as you can. I am a big fan of disc brakes.
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Old 01-27-15, 06:50 PM
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Canti brakes tend to squeel a lot when you brake hard, almost as if u have a mouse stuck in your spoke. They're better than your typical short reach caliper brakes in that they have better clearance for wide tires and street debris that might stick to your wheel. For a commuter bike disc brakes are superior in every regard
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Have you looked at the Raleigh Clubman Disc? I think it's priced about the same as the CrossRip Comp disc. I find the CrossRip a bit plain for a $1100 bike. The Raleigh has a nice finish, though brings a steel frame to the mix.
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Here is my CrossRip....I bought the Comp version as I had a combination of 105\Ultegra drive train parts from another bike and pulled the Shimano Claris it came with. If you get a lower end with Disc, I highly suggest dumping the BB5's and moving to TRP Spyres or the TRP HY\RD's as they are much better brakes. I am also 190 lbs and the rim's that came on my bike very very flexy, but it looks like they have changed out for different rims for the 2015 versions. So I can't speak to the flex on them.


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Originally Posted by jaxgtr View Post
Here is my CrossRip....I bought the Comp version as I had a combination of 105\Ultegra drive train parts from another bike and pulled the Shimano Claris it came with. If you get a lower end with Disc, I highly suggest dumping the BB5's and moving to TRP Spyres or the TRP HY\RD's as they are much better brakes. I am also 190 lbs and the rim's that came on my bike very very flexy, but it looks like they have changed out for different rims for the 2015 versions. So I can't speak to the flex on them.


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Originally Posted by downwinded View Post
Almost missed this! Buy as high up the line as you can. I am a big fan of disc brakes.
+1 - except I'm fine with discs, but they are not at all a deal maker or breaker. Higher level components and wheels are the value proposition.

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Canti brakes tend to squeel a lot when you brake hard, almost as if u have a mouse stuck in your spoke. They're better than your typical short reach caliper brakes in that they have better clearance for wide tires and street debris that might stick to your wheel. For a commuter bike disc brakes are superior in every regard
This is not true of canti's at all. Properly set up they do not squeal. They also are not better than a good set of road calipers for pure braking but they are superior for tire and debris clearance.

I have bikes with all types of brakes, Calipers, Canti's, v brakes, mini v brakes, Hydro discs, and mechanical discs. The only ones that are guaranteed to squeal are the discs when they get wet. All of them stop the bike really well and they are set up and quiet.
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Originally Posted by e0richt View Post
Let me know what you think anything I should know good or bad? How are the cantilever brakes? Or should I go for discs?
No help:

I'd buy the CrossRip over the Comp simply because of the brakes, although $100 to upgrade from an aluminum fork to carbon would be tempting. I wouldn't be doing it for the brakes at all -- personal opinion is that cantis are on par with Avid BB5r disk setup.

I'd buy the CrossRip Comp over the Elite if I really wanted a triple, and would use the money saved to immediately upgrade the brakes. If I could live with a double, the Elite would get the nod because of the brakes and 9sp drivetrain.

Even though it's a stretch, if I was considering the Elite, I'd be tempted to wait and save pennies for the Ltd. Because I like shiny things. And the HyRd brakes.

If I was considering the Ltd, I would consider waiting a year to see if Trek does a crossrip with hydraulic brake integrated STI shifter/brakes instead of the HyRd cable to hydro compromise.

As an inveterate tinkerer afflicted with upgrade-itis, the Comp would actually be in the running -- think of it as a frameset, same as the higher models, with place-holder components. Brakes would be upgraded upon initial purchase, and 2-3 years down the road, drivetrain would be completely upgraded with hydro brake/shifter 11sp drivetrain upgrade. I might be tempted to leave the Ltd alone; the Comp desperately needs my help...
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Originally Posted by mconlonx View Post
As an inveterate tinkerer afflicted with upgrade-itis, the Comp would actually be in the running -- think of it as a frameset, same as the higher models, with place-holder components. Brakes would be upgraded upon initial purchase, and 2-3 years down the road, drivetrain would be completely upgraded with hydro brake/shifter 11sp drivetrain upgrade. I might be tempted to leave the Ltd alone; the Comp desperately needs my help...
This is exactly what I did. The frames are the same outside paint, except for the conti'd brake model. I knew I would not be keeping the claris, sora or tiagra, and would upgrade it, so I pulled my 105 and ultegra off my other frame and went in at a much lower cost. I even sold the claris group to another BF reader.
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+1 for discs.

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