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Any 2006-08 Tricross owners?

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Any 2006-08 Tricross owners?

Wondering how your older Tricrosses are holding up? Any issues over the past 10 years or so that might be helpful to share? Other than replacing a crank bolt that fell out recently, recabling the derailleurs, and new pads and tires, my '07 and '08 Comps are still performing superbly. This has to be as solid a cross bike as I can imagine.
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It is a solid bike - a little more of a gravel/commuter bike than a dedicated cxross bike. That is a good thing for most people.

I almost bought a single speed Tricross, but got the langster instead to save a few lbs. Now I wish I had the tri-cross as it took a lot of work to shoe-horn on a 30mm-r 32mm-r tires onto the Langster. I would love to be able to put on 32-40mm tires.
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I have an 08 or 09 s-works tri-cross and it's still working well. I use it in the winter for commuting and in the summer without fenders for some gravel with 40mm tires. I had to add some loctite to the bottom bracket bearings but other than that has been trouble free.
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I have a 2008 (07? Note sure) tricross expert frame that I bought used a couple years ago; completed two Dirty Kanzas and 3-4 other gravel century+ races plus thousands of training miles. Bought it because I was in a jam -- broke my frame about 2 months before DK and needed something in a hurry, a friend of mine happened to have the frame available. It has turned out to be a fantastic gravel bike. Despite being aluminum I have no issues with the ride quality (and I hate aluminum). Three bottle cages is nice and it's just a good, solid frame for all day gravel rides.

Cables, chains, brake pads, tires, rims, hubs, BB, etc., those are all wear items and get replaced, I don't factor those things in as being part of the quality of the bike itself.

FWIW I'm currently running Campy Potenza 11-speed, 50/34 Shimano 105 crank, Shimano CX70 front derailleur, 11-32 cassette, specialized trigger pro 38s set up tubeless, DT swiss 460 rims, shimano 105 hub. I'd say I have about 5000 miles on that setup. Probably 10000+ miles on the frame.

Edited to add: I had a second wheelset built to put some road tires on (challenge strada bianca 33s) so I can just swap wheels in a hurry; so now this thing is doing double duty as my everyday road bike, no problems keeping up with the A group road rides (at least none that I can blame the bike for LOL).

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I have a 2009 tricross expert, it's great. used as rain bike and commuter but it can fit 45mm tires. wish I had more time to ride it
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