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03-29-17, 10:36 PM
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Posted By ColdCase

I have 1500+ miles on my comp without bearing or...

I have 1500+ miles on my comp without bearing or other issues. The only problem I've had is its reluctant to go back into the garage after a ride. It just wants to ride and ride :)
11-06-16, 09:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,353
Posted By ColdCase

Yes, but subjective. You would probably get...

Yes, but subjective. You would probably get significantly more enjoyment out of the lighter frame models, along with the components that come with those models. 2 chain rings vs 3 make a significant...
10-03-16, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,478
Posted By ColdCase

The OEM triggers work very well on slippery...

The OEM triggers work very well on slippery terrain. They have some disadvantages in very high speed turns and rolling resistance, but those kinds of tires have slippery condition disadvantages. You...
09-28-16, 08:46 AM
Replies: 708
Views: 164,470
Posted By ColdCase

Nice bike, I was looking at one the other day,...

Nice bike, I was looking at one the other day, 2016 on sale for $1100.... good thing all the sales guys were busy. I hate asking the spouse for forgiveness for these impulse purchases. :)
09-26-16, 07:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,030
Posted By ColdCase

I've ridden with a mirrycle mirror but have moved...

I've ridden with a mirrycle mirror but have moved on to a "Bike Peddler Take A Look Cycling Eyeglass Mirror". A better solution for me. I get a much wider, more useful, more stabile rear view with...
09-22-16, 07:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,979
Posted By ColdCase

The X1 has a 40 front ring with a 11-42 rear...

The X1 has a 40 front ring with a 11-42 rear cassette if anyone is curious.
09-18-16, 06:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,979
Posted By ColdCase

"The drivetrain specs on my bike is Tiagra front...

"The drivetrain specs on my bike is Tiagra front and back. The crankset is FSA Omega (50/34) and the cassette is Shimano Tiagra (10-speed, 12-30)." Thats high speed road gearing.

For hill...
09-11-16, 07:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,581
Posted By ColdCase

After two sprained fingers, scrapes, bruises (ego...

After two sprained fingers, scrapes, bruises (ego included), bent components in 400 miles, I switched to flat pedals with traction pins and have never had another incident in 1000 miles. Much...
08-30-16, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,605
Posted By ColdCase

Thank for the comparisons. While you were out...

Thank for the comparisons. While you were out hitting bumps, did you by any chance to hit many, oh, 1 inch high tree roots or curbs at 15+mph on the sirrus?
08-09-16, 06:10 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 120,522
Posted By ColdCase

The bike is not for everyone, but its about a...

The bike is not for everyone, but its about a perfect compromise for me. I see you are relatively uninformed about how well these bikes do just about everything. I don't think you know what you are...
08-05-16, 10:39 PM
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Views: 120,522
Posted By ColdCase

With enough weigh bearing down on it, just about...

With enough weigh bearing down on it, just about anything can compress :)

Lighter riders may have a slightly different opinion, where they can adjust the preload to suit their weight and style,...
08-04-16, 03:15 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 120,522
Posted By ColdCase

I dunno, kind of like the idea of automated fork...

I dunno, kind of like the idea of automated fork lock out, suits 95% my riding style, maybe all of it.

Any reviews out there on how the fork actually works on the street?
07-30-16, 06:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,450
Posted By ColdCase

There are different quality disks as there is...

There are different quality disks as there is different quality caliper. We put over 2000 miles on our Shimano equipped hydraulic disc and never had to touch them. They are much easier to modulate,...
07-22-16, 10:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,791
Posted By ColdCase

My buddy has a carbon fork and compared to my...

My buddy has a carbon fork and compared to my crosstrail it doesn't handle bumps cause by tree roots pushing up through the asphalt nearly as well as the steel sprung fork. Some of the older rail...
07-19-16, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,726
Posted By ColdCase

Just to mention, one brand's small is another's...

Just to mention, one brand's small is another's x-small. A "small" frame in one bike is not the same as another similar bike in another brand. For example a Specialized small usually lines up with a...
07-17-16, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3,865
Views: 419,355
Posted By ColdCase

The causeway is completely repaired and the bike...

The causeway is completely repaired and the bike ferry fully operational. There are just a couple rougher spots on the trail leading to it but not really an issue. I road the entire length (except...
07-17-16, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3,865
Views: 419,355
Posted By ColdCase

I road the Lamoille River and Island Line Trails...

I road the Lamoille River and Island Line Trails in Vermont last week. A little over 50 miles overall.
07-17-16, 03:19 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,096
Posted By ColdCase

Seems to be some rider variations as both my...

Seems to be some rider variations as both my neighbor and I can maintain a 1-2 mph higher speed on my Crosstrail than his Fast Road. It may be more about the tires and weight, however. Then its much...
07-15-16, 07:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 918
Posted By ColdCase

I was just thinking the same thing, why focus on...

I was just thinking the same thing, why focus on gear "5" on both bikes. The same final drive ratio on one bike may be labeled "4", the other "6". Do you have a speedometer and check if you are...
07-14-16, 03:23 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 120,522
Posted By ColdCase

If you are looking at alternatives, I've been...

If you are looking at alternatives, I've been running Schwalbe Marathon Almotion OneStar 28" 40-622 Reflex with their AV 17 tube for about 900 miles now. They were less than $100 from a German...
07-13-16, 11:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,447
Posted By ColdCase

Its not so much performance in terms of speed,...

Its not so much performance in terms of speed, its more to do with riding enjoyment in my case, but then I'm a technocrat. I found significant riding satisfaction difference between a $700...
07-12-16, 08:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,447
Posted By ColdCase

The best bank for your buck is the one that feels...

The best bank for your buck is the one that feels best to you, one that you just enjoy riding and want to get out on the trail at every opportunity. So thats subjective, test ride them all in your...
07-12-16, 07:02 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 120,522
Posted By ColdCase

I know some of you put 1000 miles a month on a...

I know some of you put 1000 miles a month on a bike, but I just turned over 1000 miles in the year I've owned my Crosstrail Comp Disc. I ride mostly rail trails in my spare time for pleasure, maybe...
06-19-16, 07:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,813
Posted By ColdCase

I'm 30lbs over and my engine is weak, a couple...

I'm 30lbs over and my engine is weak, a couple pounds in bike weight made a huge riding pleasure difference to me. But its subjective.
06-19-16, 07:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,813
Posted By ColdCase

No, the bike weight had more of an effect in this...

No, the bike weight had more of an effect in this case. The tires, installed after a month or so, are also lighter than the OEM, so there's that weight thing again. The low rolling resistance tire...
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