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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.

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Old 09-14-16, 07:10 PM
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I'm 5'11" and found that the 56 fit me best.
Yep same for me on the 56,,

As for the Hydro brakes,, oh yeah I'm hooked on all that smooth power with only one finger. I feel very much In control with the rest of my Digits wrapped around the bars...

Sweet Ride birru~
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Old 09-18-16, 07:40 PM
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This is my Motobecane Fantom Cross Ti. I changed the brake calipers for BB7's to TRP Spyres. Vittoria 31mm Cyclocross tires.

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Small (Big) update to my bike. Running a set of 650b wheels - Currently running 42mm Paselas. Didn't like the tan sidewalls at first, but with how comfortable + fast they are I got over it quickly.

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Old 09-19-16, 08:34 AM
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Genesis Croix de Fer 10 on a quick tour on the Pyrenees.
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Old Raleigh outta the Santa Cruz Mountains

Found this ay a garage sale, guy moved outta the mountains and parked his bike for a long long long time...thought I would just leave it like it is for a while...He said he had a lot of fun on this bike in the mid eighties...does this site have a moderator who can spin those pics abit....bike looks pretty cool when upright...has a lot of attitude.... said he was probably going to take it to the dump if nobody wanted it.....I couldnt let that happen.....it followed me home ...and I instantly fell in love with it....."But Mom... cant I just keep it"
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Old 09-21-16, 01:53 AM
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I tried out and really liked the '16 Renegade Expert, but none were available in the size that fit me best. I waited all Summer for the '17s and I think I made the right call. It's the nicest bike I've ever owned by a mile. The ride is incredibly smooth and the hydraulic discs are so easy to modulate, even with a single finger. The stock wheels and tires are definitely on the heavy side, but they do well on some of the torn up streets around here. Here it is with my commuting rack installed.


Nice bike.

Why is the rack fitted like that? Which rack is that? Stable with only the single front central support?
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Old 09-21-16, 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by deepakvrao
Why is the rack fitted like that? Which rack is that? Stable with only the single front central support?
The downside of the carbon fiber Renegade over the steel version is the lack of braze-ons on the seat stays. It also uses an unconventional seatpost clamp. The only option in this situation is to use a central arm connected to the fender mount on the "brake" bridge.

Anyway, it's an Axiom Streamliner Disc DLX rack. It's been plenty stable with 15lbs of briefcase pannier on one side when commuting. It's fine for general-purpose use, but I certainly wouldn't trust it for loaded touring. Between the extra set-back of the rack (which I like) and the distance to the bridge on the seat stays, I had to have my LBS make an extra long arm out of scrap steel. The included arm was several inches too short.
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Old 09-21-16, 02:25 PM
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I absolutely love this bike. Sometimes I get sad about my lack of carbon fork. But then I do something stupid and nothing breaks and I go WHOOOOOPEEEEE!!!!
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Old 09-24-16, 01:11 AM
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Old 09-26-16, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by combover
Found this ay a garage sale, guy moved outta the mountains and parked his bike for a long long long time...thought I would just leave it like it is for a while...He said he had a lot of fun on this bike in the mid eighties...does this site have a moderator who can spin those pics abit....bike looks pretty cool when upright...has a lot of attitude.... said he was probably going to take it to the dump if nobody wanted it.....I couldnt let that happen.....it followed me home ...and I instantly fell in love with it....."But Mom... cant I just keep it"


Beautiful bike! What tires are those? I'm running some Club Roost 27x 1 3/8 on my Schwinn, but they only measure out at 31mm. Your tires look like they've got some nice volume to them.
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Beautiful bike! What tires are those? I'm running some Club Roost 27x 1 3/8 on my Schwinn, but they only measure out at 31mm. Your tires look like they've got some nice volume to them.
Thanx......the bike should clean up pretty good, I have been hesitant to do so cause iit took 25-30 years to look like that ha..Tires are Ritchey Tri Cross, I have been looking for some on ebay for a long time for some other projects but they dont come up to often...especially in a 27
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Awesome thread. I have a cyclocross race bike that I also use for gravel riding. At the moment I'm building up a 1x10 cross frame for a do it all bike. Looking forward to sharing!
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Old 09-30-16, 01:08 PM
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Got out today on mine for a ride around some areas me and a cross bike have no business being on. I've ridden these trails a lot on my full suspension bike but on a cross bike with a steep head tube it's a whole different ball game. I managed to descend everything without going otb but there were about 5 climbs I just couldn't clear and had to walk it up. Ate it once but all in all this was a hell of a beating on this thing.







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Old 09-30-16, 01:49 PM
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Here is my new Specialized AWOL Comp '16 rocking Clement MSO 36c Tubeless.







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That AWOL is really nice and understated. When my cheap OEM 30TPI MSOs wear out I may be tempted to try out a tubeless setup. I might even just stick with the MSOs, since I've been pleasantly surprised by my stock tires. Also on my radar are the WTB Riddler 37c and the Nano 40c TCS.
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Old 10-01-16, 10:44 AM
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What is the build spec on this? As performance bike has closeout on 2015 frame for $640 in my size.
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Old 10-01-16, 02:25 PM
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27.5/650b Specialized Crux E5 because I have a thing for aluminium.
Why are the tips and ramps not taped? Seems like a lot of potential hand oositions are lost then.
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Old 10-02-16, 08:11 AM
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nokia8860, Howdy;

Would you please take that auto-play jerky image off or at the least disable the movement.
Some of us have to pay for data usage and that thing can get costly while someone is reading
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Old 10-02-16, 10:19 PM
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- Shimano Ultegra 6800 CX hydraulic disc group
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Old 10-03-16, 01:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Willis24
After many rebuilds over 12 years, the Jamis is becoming my favorite all over again.

Nice Jamis over there. What wheels and size tires are you riding it on? Thanks.
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Old 10-03-16, 07:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Mihail C.
Nice Jamis over there. What wheels and size tires are you riding it on? Thanks.
At the time, I was running a set of WTB Dual Duty rims laced to Shimano hubs. The tires were Halo Twin Rail 700x38. I no longer have this Jamis as the frame started cracking in the chain stays around the bottom bracket.
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At the time, I was running a set of WTB Dual Duty rims laced to Shimano hubs. The tires were Halo Twin Rail 700x38. I no longer have this Jamis as the frame started cracking in the chain stays around the bottom bracket.
Thanks. Sorry to hear about your Jamis. Saw older posts and it looked very rugged.

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Old 10-03-16, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by birru
That AWOL is really nice and understated. When my cheap OEM 30TPI MSOs wear out I may be tempted to try out a tubeless setup. I might even just stick with the MSOs, since I've been pleasantly surprised by my stock tires. Also on my radar are the WTB Riddler 37c and the Nano 40c TCS.
Thanks - it's a been a pleasing ride and turns heads. I was eyeing the WTB Riddlers in the 45c size - if you go with them (in any size) please let me know how they fare. It was a toss up for me between those and the MSOs, but my local REI was carrying the new MSO tubeless version and I like their return policy.
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