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01-28-19, 06:34 PM
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Posted By sjfoote081

Tim, I really think you might enjoy the...

Tim,

I really think you might enjoy the Virginia Creeper Trail. When ridden from Abingdon to the NC state line it is a little over 34 miles with the last 17 miles or so mostly uphill. After a stop...
01-25-19, 06:21 PM
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Posted By sjfoote081

More cyclocross! Hardest thing I've ever done... ...

More cyclocross! Hardest thing I've ever done...

Also want to do the complete Virginia Creeper Trail again starting in Abingdon and riding UP the mountain to WhiteTop and the North Carolina state...
12-14-18, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 805
Posted By sjfoote081

I agree. I had the LBS swap the stock 11-32 with...

I agree. I had the LBS swap the stock 11-32 with an 11-36 on my Crossrip and it works great with the SORA rear derailleur with no road link required. My bike came with FSA 32/48 crankset and the...
12-11-18, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 871
Posted By sjfoote081

Nice! We will want to see pictures and get your...

Nice! We will want to see pictures and get your thoughts after a few rides.
11-24-18, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 797
Posted By sjfoote081

Why not?

I ride a Trek Crossrip that is my everything bike. I also ride with tubes and change tires for whatever the ride calls for. I have tires for pavement , gravel and cyclocross. It only takes a few...
10-17-18, 06:27 PM
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Posted By sjfoote081

Well, there were a couple of gravel sections in...

Well, there were a couple of gravel sections in Sunday's CX race at Boundry Waters :)...
09-17-18, 02:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 815
Posted By sjfoote081

Gee, I rode my Specialized Hardrock 29er with...

Gee, I rode my Specialized Hardrock 29er with 17mm internal rims and 2.3 Maxxis tires at low pressure (20 - 25 psi) and found no issues at all. Put lots of singletrack miles on that bike over 5 years...
09-17-18, 02:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,509
Posted By sjfoote081

I suffer from the same problems and found some...

I suffer from the same problems and found some smallish paint-ball goggles at Academy Sports. They fit okay with my helmet and head cover and with a little anti-fog spray that my wife uses on her...
09-16-18, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By sjfoote081

great price too

Oh yeah, and only paid $850 for it during the spring sale!
09-16-18, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By sjfoote081

I really enjoy my 2018 CrossRip 1. It has worked...

I really enjoy my 2018 CrossRip 1. It has worked well as suburban street bike, rail-trail cruiser, I've completed a gravel event with it and am about to give a try at cyclocross with it. I fit 42mm...
08-30-18, 02:28 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,741
Posted By sjfoote081

The Crossrip works well for me on gravel and...

The Crossrip works well for me on gravel and singletrack - no issues at all. Gearing seems just about perfect, ride is fine with 35mm tires at low pressure, not too heavy either. I will be doing a...
08-14-18, 05:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,290
Posted By sjfoote081

I don't mind riding with a small group of...

I don't mind riding with a small group of experienced cyclists but what always gets my goat is when the ride is listed as casual 12 mph average and then some fool gets on the front and starts...
08-08-18, 05:38 PM
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Posted By sjfoote081

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1342/crossrip_1_522cf5dbc30c568ea8aa0109e4df9df1025a8de0.jpg

Crossrip 1
07-25-18, 06:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,941
Posted By sjfoote081

Mountain bike style flats on all my bikes. With...

Mountain bike style flats on all my bikes. With the traction pins installed, I do not have issues with slipping, even when shoes are wet. Have used several different styles of SPD pedals in the past...
06-05-18, 02:18 PM
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Views: 490,442
Posted By sjfoote081

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20180602_101754_cfe27acc4489455a77457f39a54042cf3dcca7bd.jpg

Still pretty clean at this point in the event.


It was a lot...
06-04-18, 06:42 PM
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Posted By sjfoote081

At the completion of the Red Clay Ramble in...

At the completion of the Red Clay Ramble in Georgia - my first gravel event....
06-03-18, 05:55 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,506
Posted By sjfoote081

I am 5' 7" and currently on Trek 52cm frame...

I am 5' 7" and currently on Trek 52cm frame Crossrip 1. Always rode 54 before and had lower back pain, not so with the 52 frame.
05-21-18, 02:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,398
Posted By sjfoote081

Right side always. I raced GrandPrix two-stroke...

Right side always. I raced GrandPrix two-stroke motorcycles for years and they all had to be push started - no starter buttons - and I can only do that from right side. Same with bicycles, I am...
05-17-18, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 812
Posted By sjfoote081

Running Continental SpeedRide 42's on my Trek...

Running Continental SpeedRide 42's on my Trek Crossrip with 17mm internal rims. They seem to work fine on road and gravel but just don't get to full width at the pressures I run (25 psi F and 30 psi...
04-27-18, 08:04 AM
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Posted By sjfoote081

2018 Trek Crossrip 1 ...

2018 Trek Crossrip 1
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1060x795/crossrip1_344bb4593fe2761b8822ac4ba00f611f849a1513.jpg
04-25-18, 05:53 PM
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Views: 445,440
Posted By sjfoote081

Trek Crossrip1 2018

Trek Crossrip1 2018
04-22-18, 01:22 PM
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Views: 2,989
Posted By sjfoote081

Not sure I look forward to it, but just resolve...

Not sure I look forward to it, but just resolve myself to keep pedaling and not to look too far ahead. Seems that if I maintain my focus on closer milestones like the next mailbox, or next tree, or...
03-22-18, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By sjfoote081

Thanks for the info guys. I was a little...

Thanks for the info guys. I was a little concerned about spending too much time in small ring but looks like I was worried about nothing. I never thought about approaching the question as two...
03-21-18, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By sjfoote081

Those with 30/46 cranks - what % of time spent in small ring?

Currently riding 28/38/48 triple and looking to purchase new adventure bike with 30/46 cranks. I spend most of my time in the 38T ring, wondering how much time is spent in the 30T ring on these...
03-10-18, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,733
Posted By sjfoote081

Congrats on the new bike. Those Zector bikes look...

Congrats on the new bike. Those Zector bikes look interesting - let us know how you like it. I find myself riding the MTB less and less and riding my hybrid more and more nowadays - so, I have been...
02-15-18, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By sjfoote081

Thanks for the replies. After further review...

Thanks for the replies.

After further review it is clear that my crankset (FC-M311) uses riveted chainrings - bummer. As previously mentioned I could switch to M361 crankset (28/38/48) and just...
02-14-18, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By sjfoote081

Thanks, all. I have changed the cassette from...

Thanks, all. I have changed the cassette from 11-32 to 11-34 and that has helped. There are many very hilly rides in the area where I have actually used the granny gear to get back to the car after...
02-14-18, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By sjfoote081

Replace 28/38/48 with 26/36/48 crankset - any issues with front derailleur?

Can I replace the 28/38/48 crankset on my Cannondale quick 4 with a 26/36/48 without re-positioning the front derailleur? Seems like it should work with no issues but wanted to check with the experts...
10-19-17, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,328
Posted By sjfoote081

Great advice. I'll just try the wheel and...

Great advice. I'll just try the wheel and cassette I already have and see how it works on the new bike. Thanks All!
10-18-17, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,328
Posted By sjfoote081

Crankset is Claris 30/39/50 and stock cassette is...

Crankset is Claris 30/39/50 and stock cassette is 11-32 for a total chain wrap of 41 links. Shimano lists max chain wrap for Claris RD at 41 links. Changing to 34 cassette would require chain wrap of...
10-17-17, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,328
Posted By sjfoote081

Will Shimano Claris medium cage RD shift 34T?

Curious if anyone has experience with Shimano Claris medium cage RD (2400-GS) and a 34 tooth cassette. The bike in question comes with 32T and I would like it much better with 34T. I have made the...
10-16-17, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3,912
Views: 445,506
Posted By sjfoote081

To a Cyclocross race

Deep into the woods at a Georgia Cyclocross Series race in Conyers GA.
10-03-17, 05:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,557
Posted By sjfoote081

I spent more than 20 years racing motorcycles -...

I spent more than 20 years racing motorcycles - Formula1, Superbike, 250cc GP, 100 to 1100cc Production bikes and having won 4 amateur championships and dozens of races I finally retired at age 45....
10-03-17, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,337
Posted By sjfoote081

I have used the Michelin Protek Cross tire in the...

I have used the Michelin Protek Cross tire in the 35 size and it has worked well on grass and gravel as well as pavement and concrete. I typically run 35psi front and 40psi rear. As another poster...
08-24-17, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 721
Posted By sjfoote081

MY favorite 29" tires have been WTB Bronson -...

MY favorite 29" tires have been WTB Bronson - great everywhere I've ridden in the southeast. My next favorite is the WTB TrailBoss - not quite as nice as the Bronson (does not come in 27.5 or I would...
06-10-17, 07:15 AM
Replies: 3,912
Views: 445,506
Posted By sjfoote081

The bike is a 2015 Cannondale Quick 4 that I...

The bike is a 2015 Cannondale Quick 4 that I purchased from REI in July 2014. It has taken me just about anywhere I have wanted to venture :-)
06-09-17, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3,912
Views: 445,506
Posted By sjfoote081

Had a nice group ride to the Monastery of the...

Had a nice group ride to the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers GA. The ride goes thru the Panola / Arabia Mountain parks between Lithonia GA and Conyers. The ride is totally on paved trail thru...
05-31-17, 06:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,270
Posted By sjfoote081

While they are fairly heavy (wire bead & extra...

While they are fairly heavy (wire bead & extra protection under the tread) I did not notice any additional effort required to spin them up to speed. I also ran them at low psi which one might think...
05-29-17, 09:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,270
Posted By sjfoote081

I have put many miles on the Protek Cross 700x35...

I have put many miles on the Protek Cross 700x35 on my Cannondale Quick and have found them to be a really nice tire. Great traction on asphalt & concrete, work well in gravel too. I ran mine at...
05-26-17, 05:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,297
Posted By sjfoote081

I have had excellent luck with my Cannondale...

I have had excellent luck with my Cannondale Quick. Their Quick CX3 looks like a lot of bike for the money and should be able to take you wherever you want to go.

The Giant Roam series get a lot...
05-11-17, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3,912
Views: 445,506
Posted By sjfoote081

My trusty Cannondale took me to the park today...

My trusty Cannondale took me to the park today and to some nice gravel trails.
05-11-17, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3,912
Views: 445,506
Posted By sjfoote081

It is a Quick 4 from 2015. I added carbon bars...

It is a Quick 4 from 2015. I added carbon bars and seatpost and larger 35c Clement USH tires - everything else stock.
05-11-17, 02:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,538
Posted By sjfoote081

How about for gravel paths and non-technical...

How about for gravel paths and non-technical trails - do you all get by okay with more narrow bars, say 580mm range?
05-10-17, 02:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,538
Posted By sjfoote081

Preferred handlebar width?

Seems that flatbar hybrid bikes have started to go the mountain bike way of super wide handlebars. The new Quick CX 3 lists handlebar width of 680mm where the Jamis Coda only uses 580mm width. I...
05-07-17, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3,912
Views: 445,506
Posted By sjfoote081

to the singletrack!

Nice ride at the park and even a few miles on the singletrack.
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