Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Cyclocross and Gravelbiking (Recreational)
Reload this Page >

Show us your gravel/cross bike...

Notices
Cyclocross and Gravelbiking (Recreational) 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 : "Unbound Gravel". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

Show us your gravel/cross bike...

Old 08-19-13, 11:57 PM
  #2501  
TourDeHood
Senior Member
 
TourDeHood's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Boston, Ma
Posts: 201

Bikes: Surly Midnight Special, All-City Big Block, Surly Karate Monkey (sold), Kona Jake(gone)

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Honestly though, that is the bike bike I really wanted, albeit with disc brakes. Just couldn't up the dough. Congrats. The citron is pretty. It must own those BK streets.
TourDeHood is offline  
Old 08-21-13, 10:00 AM
  #2502  
BluesDawg
just keep riding
 
BluesDawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Milledgeville, Georgia
Posts: 13,560

Bikes: 2018 Black Mountain Cycles MCD,2017 Advocate Cycles Seldom Seen Drop Bar, 2017 Niner Jet 9 Alloy, 2015 Zukas custom road, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB, 1980ish Fuji S-12S

Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 173 Post(s)
Liked 31 Times in 20 Posts
I just made a few upgrades to the new Crux.


upgraded profile by BluesDawg, on Flickr


SRAM Red 50/34 Exogram crank by BluesDawg, on Flickr


12-32 10 sp cassette by BluesDawg, on Flickr


Clement MSOs and Stan's Iron Cross wheels by BluesDawg, on Flickr
BluesDawg is offline  
Old 08-21-13, 11:46 AM
  #2503  
Ghost Ryder
Ghost Ryding 24/7
 
Ghost Ryder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Canada/604
Posts: 2,185

Bikes: Giant Defy with Dura Ace group, & Ksyrium SL's,Specialized Allez Shimano mixed/mashed,2011 Opus Sentiero,2008 Kona Jake the Snake,Custom built track/fixed,Stumpy Hartail,Kuwahara/ET bike.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
I just made a few upgrades to the new Crux.


upgraded profile by BluesDawg, on Flickr


SRAM Red 50/34 Exogram crank by BluesDawg, on Flickr


12-32 10 sp cassette by BluesDawg, on Flickr


Clement MSOs and Stan's Iron Cross wheels by BluesDawg, on Flickr
Nice!!!
This must be you backyard, she's much too clean to be ridden in those trails.
Ghost Ryder is offline  
Old 08-21-13, 04:35 PM
  #2504  
BluesDawg
just keep riding
 
BluesDawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Milledgeville, Georgia
Posts: 13,560

Bikes: 2018 Black Mountain Cycles MCD,2017 Advocate Cycles Seldom Seen Drop Bar, 2017 Niner Jet 9 Alloy, 2015 Zukas custom road, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB, 1980ish Fuji S-12S

Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 173 Post(s)
Liked 31 Times in 20 Posts
Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder View Post
Nice!!!
This must be you backyard, she's much too clean to be ridden in those trails.
Front yard, actually. She was all clean from being stripped down and a new drivetrain and wheels installed. Rest assured she picked up some dirt already today from a short dirt road ride. Saturday she was filthy from top to bottom after 43 miles of gravel and soupy red clay on a rainy day gravel grinder.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
IMG_3822.jpg (77.4 KB, 425 views)
File Type: jpg
IMG_3826.jpg (84.3 KB, 416 views)
BluesDawg is offline  
Old 08-21-13, 04:48 PM
  #2505  
Ghost Ryder
Ghost Ryding 24/7
 
Ghost Ryder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Canada/604
Posts: 2,185

Bikes: Giant Defy with Dura Ace group, & Ksyrium SL's,Specialized Allez Shimano mixed/mashed,2011 Opus Sentiero,2008 Kona Jake the Snake,Custom built track/fixed,Stumpy Hartail,Kuwahara/ET bike.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
That's how I like to see my CXers!
Ghost Ryder is offline  
Old 08-23-13, 10:39 AM
  #2506  
1speedlos
Junior Member
 
1speedlos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Boise, Idaho
Posts: 19

Bikes: All-City Nature Boy Zona, Cannondale XTJ SS

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Here's my "new" bike for this season. It's a NOS Cannondale XTJ frameset. Started life as a complete, but when it didn't sell it was stripped and parts were sold off of it.
The frame's been hanging from the rafters of the shop where I work ever since.
It's built with a BEER Components EBB, new 105 cranks, take-off bin TRP Euro-X brakes, and wheels and some Cane Creek levers I swiped off of my old CX bike.

Los
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
XTJ trail.jpg (76.0 KB, 400 views)
1speedlos is offline  
Old 08-26-13, 10:22 AM
  #2507  
Genubah
Braking addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Europe
Posts: 12

Bikes: Boardman CX 2014

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Now that I finally got the TRP Spyre brakes, my project is complete.


Van Nicholas Amazon CX
Genubah is offline  
Old 08-26-13, 11:09 AM
  #2508  
RolandsuperX
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 17
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Lovely looking Crux Mr D, bike will handle alot better if you flipped the stem and dropped it an inch or two..
RolandsuperX is offline  
Old 08-26-13, 12:38 PM
  #2509  
Ghost Ryder
Ghost Ryding 24/7
 
Ghost Ryder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Canada/604
Posts: 2,185

Bikes: Giant Defy with Dura Ace group, & Ksyrium SL's,Specialized Allez Shimano mixed/mashed,2011 Opus Sentiero,2008 Kona Jake the Snake,Custom built track/fixed,Stumpy Hartail,Kuwahara/ET bike.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by Genubah View Post
my project is complete.
Imposible!
Our we ever done with our bikes?
Sure we get content with them for a period of time, then the bug bites again, or we buy a new bike, & the "cycle" starts again...
Ghost Ryder is offline  
Old 08-27-13, 05:06 AM
  #2510  
Genubah
Braking addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Europe
Posts: 12

Bikes: Boardman CX 2014

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder View Post
Imposible!
Our we ever done with our bikes?
I'm busted! (upgrade parts are already on their way)
Genubah is offline  
Old 08-27-13, 06:27 AM
  #2511  
BluesDawg
just keep riding
 
BluesDawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Milledgeville, Georgia
Posts: 13,560

Bikes: 2018 Black Mountain Cycles MCD,2017 Advocate Cycles Seldom Seen Drop Bar, 2017 Niner Jet 9 Alloy, 2015 Zukas custom road, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB, 1980ish Fuji S-12S

Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 173 Post(s)
Liked 31 Times in 20 Posts
Originally Posted by RolandsuperX View Post
Lovely looking Crux Mr D, bike will handle alot better if you flipped the stem and dropped it an inch or two..
In theory, perhaps. But with my arthritis restricted neck mobility, it would only handle better up to the point that I ran into something while staring at the ground right in front of my front wheel.

I have learned to handle bikes quite well with handlebars level with the saddle. If this was a custom built frame, I would have the head tube high enough to allow a level stem. But it is what it is.
BluesDawg is offline  
Old 08-27-13, 04:06 PM
  #2512  
keepamonte
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Broken Arrow, OK
Posts: 341

Bikes: Giant Advanced TCR

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
2013 RedLine Conquest Carbon Team. Ordered the frame from my shop that sponsors us and basically took all components off my 2010 TCR Advanced. Had an extra Red Crank set from my Jamis Xenith Elite and shazaam! These are my Velocity A23 rims running Tubeless with Vittoria XN mounted for practice/pit wheels. My race wheels are 24/28 Hed C2's with Chris King R45's and Sapim CXray spokes that will run tubeless as well. Early practice runs have been sweet. She ways in at 16lbs 4oz as is with a 1X10 (42, 11-28). Sorry about the crappy cell phone pic!
[h=1]CONQUEST Carbon Team[/h]
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
RedLine 2(1280x960).jpg (103.4 KB, 398 views)
keepamonte is offline  
Old 08-28-13, 05:30 AM
  #2513  
J e e p s
Cross country newbie
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Québec, Canada
Posts: 71

Bikes: '11 Cinelli Vigorelli, '13 Traitor Ruben

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
My Traitor Ruben

Here is my bike. I'm planning to race it in late september. So far so good I'm really pleased with it!
Here are the specs :
Rival groupset
Hope hubs on H+Son rims with Challenge Griffo XS clinchers
Thomson stem and seatpost
CK headset
CB eggbeater pedals
Selle Italia Flite 1990 saddle
Blackburn Chicane SS bottle cages
Tracko x Yanco tool roll



23.9 lbs as pictured
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
photo(2).jpg (103.0 KB, 477 views)
J e e p s is offline  
Old 08-28-13, 02:09 PM
  #2514  
Don Marco 
Senior Member
 
Don Marco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 196
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
1988 Peugeot Triathlon, 49d cranks, DC centerpulls, orig 105 derailers, unfortunate Easter egg color. It fits better than I could have ever imagined a bike fitting. I worry that I will break it someday. That will be a sad day.

I wish I could find a pump long enough to use the li'l peg under the top tube.





giant version: https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5545/9...791da66a_o.jpg
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
tomatopug.jpg (102.2 KB, 4472 views)
__________________
Mark
Crownsville, MD

We don't life, for be sad- Peter Sagan
Don Marco is offline  
Old 08-28-13, 03:21 PM
  #2515  
Cyclosaurus
Senior Member
 
Cyclosaurus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Chicago Western 'burbs
Posts: 1,065

Bikes: 1993 NOS Mt Shasta Tempest, Motobecane Fantom Cross CX, Dahon Speed D7, Dahon Vector P8, Bullitt Superfly

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Just got my first cyclocross, mostly for commuting. Stock BD bike with just a couple of accessories (BD bikes are the A-cup of bike porn, I know). This bike gets me all the way to downtown Chicago from my home in the suburbs. Here it is on the CTA Blue Line. My favorite part is going up and down the stairs to/from the L.


Attached Images
File Type: jpg
xc1.jpg (95.1 KB, 382 views)
File Type: jpg
xc2.jpg (94.0 KB, 331 views)
Cyclosaurus is offline  
Old 08-28-13, 04:12 PM
  #2516  
Cynikal 
Team Beer
 
Cynikal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Sacramento CA
Posts: 6,300

Bikes: Too Many

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 106 Post(s)
Liked 141 Times in 92 Posts
Originally Posted by J e e p s View Post
Here is my bike. I'm planning to race it in late september. So far so good I'm really pleased with it!
Here are the specs :
Rival groupset
Hope hubs on H+Son rims with Challenge Griffo XS clinchers
Thomson stem and seatpost
CK headset
CB eggbeater pedals
Selle Italia Flite 1990 saddle
Blackburn Chicane SS bottle cages
Tracko x Yanco tool roll



23.9 lbs as pictured
That's awesome. I'm jealous of the tool roll. Been trying to get one of those for a year.
__________________
I'm not one for fawning over bicycles, but I do believe that our bikes communicate with us, and what this bike is saying is, "You're an idiot." BikeSnobNYC
Cynikal is offline  
Old 08-28-13, 04:15 PM
  #2517  
Cynikal 
Team Beer
 
Cynikal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Sacramento CA
Posts: 6,300

Bikes: Too Many

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 106 Post(s)
Liked 141 Times in 92 Posts
Oops, just saw this. The fork is an Easton EC90x and the bars are Salsa Cowbell 3's. Thanks

Originally Posted by kmanpfk View Post
oops - the 05 red Poprad
__________________
I'm not one for fawning over bicycles, but I do believe that our bikes communicate with us, and what this bike is saying is, "You're an idiot." BikeSnobNYC
Cynikal is offline  
Old 09-01-13, 10:44 AM
  #2518  
h2oxtc
Senior Member
 
h2oxtc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Okanagan, BC
Posts: 1,285

Bikes: Cannondale Caad 8; Jamis Aurora Elite, Kona Disc road bike, Rocky Mntn Equipe, Apollo Imperial, KHS Aero Comp SS

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 47 Post(s)
Liked 21 Times in 12 Posts
Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
This used to be a bunch of rocks until I crushed them into dust...

That is an amazing bike! Based on appearance though I think I'd need better legs than i have to power it. How much does it weigh?
h2oxtc is offline  
Old 09-01-13, 11:12 AM
  #2519  
Sixty Fiver
Bicycle Repair Man !!!
 
Sixty Fiver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: YEG
Posts: 27,268

Bikes: See my sig...

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 58 Post(s)
Liked 45 Times in 31 Posts
Originally Posted by h2oxtc View Post
That is an amazing bike! Based on appearance though I think I'd need better legs than i have to power it. How much does it weigh?
32 pounds... half of that weight is the wheels and the rack is just under 2 pounds.

It is a far easier bike to propel than one would think... I have one leg that does not work at 100% and the low contact pressure on those 4 inch tyres offsets the weight, the lower gearing, and fact it maintains it's speed fairly easily means that a gimp like me can ride this over a lot of challenging terrain.

It climbs really well with the gearing it has (3 speed) and an 8 speed wheel is in the works for more of that.
Sixty Fiver is offline  
Old 09-01-13, 11:31 AM
  #2520  
h2oxtc
Senior Member
 
h2oxtc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Okanagan, BC
Posts: 1,285

Bikes: Cannondale Caad 8; Jamis Aurora Elite, Kona Disc road bike, Rocky Mntn Equipe, Apollo Imperial, KHS Aero Comp SS

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 47 Post(s)
Liked 21 Times in 12 Posts
Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
32 pounds... half of that weight is the wheels and the rack is just under 2 pounds.
I was following Bianchi's road bike wheel review earlier this year and did my own comparisons using the various wheels we have. I found that the "heavier" wheels, we're talking a difference of 1.5 lbs, were slower climbing but sure seemed to carry speed on the flats. I can only imagine that those tires would carry a bit of momentum. Would be interesting to try out, however none of my bikes (yet) would accept tires that wide.
h2oxtc is offline  
Old 09-01-13, 12:25 PM
  #2521  
Pendergast
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,039
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 75 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post

It is a far easier bike to propel than one would think
I've never ridden a bike with tires that big, but my test ride of a Krampus a few weeks ago taught me that appearances can be deceiving.
Pendergast is offline  
Old 09-01-13, 12:45 PM
  #2522  
Bill1227
Senior Member
 
Bill1227's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 122
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked 16 Times in 7 Posts
I like the clean country air associated with dirt/gravel roads along with forest service roads. I just use my ATB/Trekking/Utility bike....... I like to run 15-25 miles on gravel then get a cup of coffee.......






My Tekking/Utility/ATB in it's typical mode.

Enjoy the outdoors..........
Bill1227 is offline  
Old 09-01-13, 12:48 PM
  #2523  
Bill1227
Senior Member
 
Bill1227's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 122
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked 16 Times in 7 Posts
@65'er

Nice fat bike. In particular I dig your rack/utility fashion........
Bill1227 is offline  
Old 09-01-13, 06:37 PM
  #2524  
MileHighMark
Old. Slow. Happy.
 
MileHighMark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Boulder County, CO
Posts: 1,797
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Tire doping:

MileHighMark is offline  
Old 09-01-13, 08:53 PM
  #2525  
mcculver5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 19

Bikes: 1984(5) Nashbar sport ex

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Old Lemond Poprod. My commuter.
Attached Images
mcculver5 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.