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    Air Niner Carbon....SS Cross?

    Soooo....
    I"ve been dreaming lately of a weird sort of bike.
    I've got this bullet proof Armageddon Zombie Apocalypse bike. The Karate Monkey.
    I built it from nearly all parts floating around my piles of debris. Those damned old parts are like seeds that will grow into a new bike if not thrown out.
    The KM is a dingle speed w/ fenders, drop bars, and (when it's cold enough) studded narrow tires.
    I love it. From Dec-March it's the go to crap kicker get the lungs functioning bike. If there was a Zombie attack I'd grab the ammo and the Monkey waaaay before the well cared for babied Ti sleds.

    So I like the KM enough that I started thinking about a super Chi Chi cross variant of it. None of the actual carbon cross bikes do much for me so using the A9C seems like a reasonable thought.

    Why would any MTB hard tail not do well in this application? I understand that the geometry is different but what will I actually feel? Too far a reach? Skinny tires in a frame that does well w/ fater tires?
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    Monstercross

    Have you checked the boards on Monstercross? Probably somewhat along the lines of what you're thinking.

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    I tried to do something similar with a mtb frame I had laying around.

    What I found was that indeed, the reach was too far to accomodate drop bars. The hoods just went too far out. Kinda sucked since I thought, what a cool way to reuse the frame.

    So, if I was going to do something like that, I'd use a mtb frame one size too small to compensate fot the reach.

    Good luck!!

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    Monster Cross? It's so true, that's exactly what I have in mind. I wonder why it didn't occur to me? After seeing all those "MORE MONSTER CROSS PLEEEEEZE" threads.

    Good tip. Thanks.
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