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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 05-02-18, 07:16 AM
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My Masi CXR3. It's on the road much more than dirt, but handles both very well.

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My trusty 1x11 Cross Check. It just works....
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Originally Posted by clasher
My specialized tricross after the 70km Paris to Ancaster race. Did well with the comapss bon jon pass tires.
But what did you look like.

That did look like a fun race. Congrats!
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Just finished 650b'ing my Jamis Renegade Escapade! I switched it over to Easton 650b wheels with tubelessly installed Compass Switchback Hill tires and PBW fenders. Switched out some parts to suit me, gear range and fit-wise and so far it's working for me pretty well. I really like the way it turned out and it sure rolls smooth! This setup is basically what I've wanted for the last 3 or so years. I thought I'd have to go custom to fit 650bX50 tires and fenders, but this bike is 90%+ what I wanted for half the money.



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Originally Posted by chas58
But what did you look like.

That did look like a fun race. Congrats!
I was a lot cleaner than the bike but also quite red in the face, I was overdressed by the end and didn't want to stop to peel down. I finished ahead of my friends so no one was around to get a pic of my ugly mug. It was a whole whack of fun though and I hope to do it again next year.
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Giant Toughroad SLR GX 1 😬
Just picked it up today:

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Non techy here. I actually figured out how to post some pics of my gravel grinder bikes to my puter how would I post the pics here?

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At the completion of the Red Clay Ramble in Georgia - my first gravel event.


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Old 06-04-18, 08:13 PM
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Red Clay Ramble!!!

You must have hosed off that Trek. My bike was filthy!
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Old 06-05-18, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Zurichman2
Non techy here. I actually figured out how to post some pics of my gravel grinder bikes to my puter how would I post the pics here?

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If you click on "post reply" or "go advanced" to bring up the full reply writing screen, there's a spot below the text area titled "Current Attachments." Click on the "Manage Attachments" button to bring up an interface where you can drag-and-drop your photos.
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Old 06-05-18, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
Red Clay Ramble!!!

You must have hosed off that Trek. My bike was filthy!


Still pretty clean at this point in the event.


It was a lot dirtier than it looks in the photo :-) Took quite a while to get in clean on Sunday, glad there wasn't any more rain than what we had on race day!
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Old 06-07-18, 01:59 PM
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Raleigh RXM, unfortunately I didn't know about this bike until all the crazy sales were over and the only place left with a 54 was Amazon:




Straight out of the box with 33mm MSO tires and no pedals it was 22.5lb, doesn't seem too bad for a steel bike. With pedals, clips/straps, water bottle holders, and 38mm Gravelking (non-SK), it's pushing 24. I can definitely fit 40mm tires, maybe 42 (could go higher in the front).

It rides great, feels much better to me than the 2018 Diverge E5 Comp it's replacing -- that bike just never clicked for me. The Diverge was a hair under 22lb with the same tires, but in my second ride on the Raleigh today at lunch I set numerous Strava segment PRs and had my highest average speed of the year by a pretty significant margin. I think it's because it just felt so smooth.

I absolutely love it and only have two complaints: 1) the 46/36 and 11-28 gearing isn't going to cut it for me I don't think; the pipecleaners I call legs need easier gears. 2) It has rack and fender mounts in the rear but none in the front. Wouldn't anyone riding with a rear fender normally want a front one too?

But the bike looks amazing and rides beautifully. I hope to be riding this for the next 20+ years.

631 steel frame
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I picked up my first gravel bike ('06 Tricross) a couple of weeks ago - been sitting in the garage while I source parts. Today it's fully tuned up with upgrades. Time to hit the trails!

After the makeover



The day I took her home
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@zammykoo Great looking bike. Classy makeover.
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Originally Posted by 50voltphantom
Well done!

EDIT: The rest of the build is so clean that that clamp on cable stop is bugging the crap out of me.
Thanks! I fixed it.

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Old 06-19-18, 10:30 PM
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@zammykoo Great looking bike. Classy makeover.
A bit late here but thanks! I was considering darkening the downtube decal but I'll need to trace it and get the vinyl cut for it.

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Nice work! I also find it easier to shave metal in tight spots with a hand file instead of a dremel.
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Old 06-21-18, 03:16 PM
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First ride on this Black Mountain Monstercross. It's going to be a fun summer...



Black Mountain Cycles Monstercross by djk762, on Flickr
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Old 06-22-18, 12:42 AM
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Originally Posted by djkashuba
First ride on this Black Mountain Monstercross. It's going to be a fun summer...



Black Mountain Cycles Monstercross by djk762, on Flickr
Nicer build than my Monstercross.

Looks fantastic.

Enjoy.
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Thanks @gomango.I read your positive reports on this frame when I was researching Black Mountain Cycles.

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Old 07-06-18, 11:48 PM
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this bike could handle several hundred miles
fits the bill for an adventure-touring bike
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Alan 1985 frame and fork (and seatstay 25mm!)



Alan 55x55cm 1985 superb condition
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2018 set up.
https://www.pedalroom.com/bike/hands...ard-sscx-34312
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Alan 55x55cm 1985 superb condition
Ooooh boy
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Originally Posted by mack_turtle
New Gravel Blaster. Clears 12x2.125 tires.


That is such a cool bike. As I'm collecting bikes at the moment, definitely one to add to the n + 1 collection.
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