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    Being a roadie for 30 years and recently picking up a couple Niners, I do feel a little more comfy on CX bike than the mbt.

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    I don't have any photos hanging around, but spring and fall when the Cx bike has knobbies on it (it does commuting duty in the summer, so it gets the slick treatment) I hit the MUTs and ST on my Jake. It's mostly stock other than a custom set of wheels (Mavic A719's laced to Hope Pro III hubs), upgraded brakes (Avid Shorty 6's), an 11-32 XT cassette and LX rear derailleur.

    I used it for the Ride to Conquer Cancer for a couple years and road gearing wasn't doing me any favours on the big hills when I had the panniers loaded (I rode and was a medical volunteer)... and seeing as I prefer to run "my own" wheels, I took the opportunity to upgrade
    As if four times wasn't enough-> Psycho Mike's 2013 Ride to Conquer Cancer Page

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    What tire pressure are you guys running? Ive been thinking about taking my cross check for a spin on some st but havent had the motivation until I saw this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbocher View Post
    What tire pressure are you guys running? Ive been thinking about taking my cross check for a spin on some st but havent had the motivation until I saw this thread.
    For singletrack, I generally run about 35 lbs front and 40 lbs back. I tried going lower but got tired of patching snakebit tubes. If I'm mostly riding road on a given day, I'll go a little higher. (This is with Ritchey Speedmax tires, btw.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by heartland View Post
    For singletrack, I generally run about 35 lbs front and 40 lbs back. I tried going lower but got tired of patching snakebit tubes. If I'm mostly riding road on a given day, I'll go a little higher. (This is with Ritchey Speedmax tires, btw.)
    Thanks! I know what I'm doing tomorrow!

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    One of my bike freinds took his cross bike down hemlock tunnel at carvins cove va. He said it was the hardest descent he'd ever made on a bike. He complained of his forearms burning from the v brakes. I thought it was pretty bada$$ of him to tackle such a steep trail on a cross bike.

    I have another friend that crashed on some singletrack with a cross bike and he's telling me he's never taking the cross bike up there again.

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    My cross bike before and after powdercoat, I ride this bike the most as I can ride it from the house to the trail. Single Speed 39x18, super fast rips up single track.
    Surly cross check frame size 56
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruylopez View Post
    I'm digging that paint, man. A really nice shade, and those red bits accent it well. Nice work!

    How do you like the firecross up front?
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    A CX bike is the ultimate "do it all" machine.

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    Not me but this is from a few years ago.

    I don't own a cyclecross bike, but I can appreciate them. great picture
    Some of my happiest memories in life took place on my bicycles. - Me

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    Quote Originally Posted by heartland View Post
    I'm digging that paint, man. A really nice shade, and those red bits accent it well. Nice work!

    How do you like the firecross up front?
    The firecross has saved my ass time and time again, i push this bike hard in the corners and the firecross never lets me down. This is my superman bike.

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    guessing the trail.......

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    Its 15 years old but still rolls the ST pretty good.

    .....someplace off Hwy 20 around milepost 17 in Central Oregon??
    Moving to Montana soon, gonna be a dental floss tycoon.

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    vaya trees

    My trusty Ti steed...

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    not singletrack today but long, grinding fire roads. the carbon fork makes a big difference. it's the first time i've ever ridden one.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Cross Bikes on Singletrack - Post Your Photos-img_6765.jpg  

    Cross Bikes on Singletrack - Post Your Photos-img_6761.jpg  


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    Good looking bike, mikeb.

    I guess that the frame warranty worked out for you after all, huh?
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    One of the first rides (winter 2006) on my Gunnar Crosshairs. These wheels didn't last too long. It was a learning experience.



    I've started racing it in actual cx races recently. Here it is yesterday at the PACC CX No. 5 in Adelaide, SA. The course included some singletrack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Sexy Beast View Post
    Which part of "Cross Bikes on Singletrack - Post Your Photos" is confusing for you?
    Being a mountain bike forum, it's expected that this will turn into a "post your cross bikes" thread. Who cares if it's on a fire road. Lighten up dude and enjoy the sweet rides being posted

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    I've never had a CX bike but here's a couple of old pics of local guys riding our local trails:




    "it IS possible that you are faster or slower than anybody else who is having at least as much if not more or less fun"

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Sexy Beast View Post
    Which part of "Cross Bikes on Singletrack - Post Your Photos" is confusing for you?
    chill pills for you and everybody else that carries that stick around up their ass...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Sexy Beast View Post
    You're confusing me being uptight with me laughing. (insert inane smilies here!)

    Bring on more boring pics of bikes leaning again posts! Yee haw!
    kind of hard to do when you ride by yourself...

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    DJ, mikeb: Am I going to have to separate you two?

    As original originator and grand patriarch of this here thread, I say everything that's been posted so far is awesome. Just what I was hoping to see.

    Now, moar pichers!!1! Moar rad-getting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 251 View Post

    I'm glad to see that you've found a good recovery drink. Digging that Salsa stem too.
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    Fun day of riding today near Detroit Lakes, MN.









    Note the bar tape in the last pic. A tree branch decided bar tape wasn't welcomed in the woods and took a swipe at it.
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    Yeah, we crossed it. Get it? CROSSED IT?!


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    From today's ride.



    To be honest, we ride our 'cross bikes on most mountain bike trails. They are so much faster on certain things and if you're not a gnar-huckster rider (I am not), 'cross bikes can handle it pretty much anything.

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