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    More Cross Check Action

    Yeah, I'm a dork.

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    Apologies for the goofy shots. My cinematographer was summarily fired after the shoot.
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    Nice! makes me miss all the good flowy trails at Brown Co. state park.

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    They're the flowy-ist. Also epic.
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    Who needs a cross bike?
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    A shot from Aus



    And a video

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    My XC fame is at the painters, so I took the Yeti for a ride!

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    Love that!

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    how about slickrock?

    The service manager of Red Rock Bicycle Co, getting rad with the skinny tires!
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    Good job!

    One of the best threads on MTBR...

    ...and a chance to ride another type of bike is always a super event for me, but mine isn't a new fangled ride. A Raleigh Road frameset I got from a friends shop and to tell ya the truth I don't even know what year/model it is, but I can tell ya it's a true road bike that I rigged up single speed with old stuff laying around the shop makes it so sweet! In the process of up coming paint job, so I hope ya don't mind the naked looks of it.

    I don't question it, ask too much from it. or lean on it hard. I just ride it expecting nothing but fun!
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    Sweet ride, NEPMTBA! Cool that you don't know the pedigree of your frame and pieced it together. the first bike i took off road was a rattle can ross frame that i built up in a night with spare parts and the fattest tires that it could fit. I had a blast on that ride, and from what i hear, a friend is still enjoying it. those are the kind of bikes that forces you to forget about gear and brands and just ride.

    BTW, are those 32 or 35 tires on there?

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    Got some today!

    Super sweet day for a ride in western Colo.
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    First singletrack ride

    Me and my buddy took my cross bikes out on some fun muddy singletrack yesterday. This was the first time that I took my bikes out for pure single track fun other than short sections of singletrack during cyclocross races. We brought our mountain bikes just in case we couldn't stand it. We had so much fun that we decided to do a second lap. I slid out and had a small crash. They handle a lot differently than mountain bikes do. I found the front end giving out very easily on wet muddy turns. I was able to clear all of the up and overs. The bikes handled a lot quicker than our 29ers, likely because of the shorter wheelbase. Overall lots of fun and I would do it again.


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    Kman- what is that SSCX disc frame?

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    looks like an origin8 cx700: Products Description – ORIGIN-8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sizzler View Post
    looks like an origin8 cx700: Products Description – ORIGIN-8
    Yeah what he said. It's steel. Can be had for less than 200 frame and fork.

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    I didn't see the canti studs before, I really want a pure disc SS frame, I'm thinking On One Pompetamine (sorry for the derail)

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    Quote Originally Posted by stubecontinued View Post
    I didn't see the canti studs before, I really want a pure disc SS frame, I'm thinking On One Pompetamine (sorry for the derail)
    The canti posts are removable though.

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    Hey guys........new here/first post. Fun looking thread!!! Loving all the pics, too. Just what I'd been looking for; some confirmation that riding a cross through hell IS crazy, but not unheard of at all.

    I don't have a cross bike, yet. But, I'm in the process of doing my research and selecting. There's some great trails here in Arkansas. After I get a ride together, maybe I can join in the photo sharing here.

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    Oh, btw, is there an introduction section around here? I'm lookin'...just ain't seein'.

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    In post #98 of pg.2 of this thread, there is a "Singular" belonging to Martini. Sorry....can't quote or post links, so please refer, if you would. Anyway....

    Could/would you, Martini, or anyone else, tell me if that's an IGH on there? If so, brand? Speeds? Also, the tires....model? Size? I'm in love with this ride. Very nice!

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    Not a popular thread, I take it........

    Oh, well.

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    Patience, young Skywalker.

    The "intro" thread is in General, at the top.

    I got nothing on Martini's bike. But it sure is purdy, innit?
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    Purdy an' tuff! Yeah, that thing is righteous. I'm wanting to move in the direction of a build such as that one, but alas......this "middle aged" Skywalker don't have the moula for it, yet. I just purchased a CC frameset to build. Eventually, I'll have a framebuilder install some disc mounts and get a wheelset built with the IGH thing happenin'. Probably in another year or so after I get some dust collectors sold.

    Thanks for the reply and the "intro" direction. Cheers!

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    My new Norco on some local singletrack

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pernicious View Post
    That's some weird looking singletrack right there.
    It was after the ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pernicious View Post
    "Cross Bikes on Singletrack - Post Your Photos "
    Seems there were a few other photos of "Cross Bikes [not specifically on] Singletrack"

    Maybe they should be reported to the mods

    ...back on topic ladies and gentlemen.

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    Great thread!

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    Pics from today's ride.





    Had too much gear today 38 x 18.

    Threading the needle between those trees was a blast.

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    It's a Singular Peregrine. It has a Phil Wood EBB, so it can geared, single speed, or IGH (which I think it what Martini has). Disc only, clearance for about 2.0" tires.

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    In post #98 of pg.2 of this thread, there is a "Singular" belonging to Martini. Sorry....can't quote or post links, so please refer, if you would. Anyway....

    Could/would you, Martini, or anyone else, tell me if that's an IGH on there? If so, brand? Speeds? Also, the tires....model? Size? I'm in love with this ride. Very nice!

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    Here is my contribution

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    Jumping pic may be a stretch but second one definitely singletrack! Lighten up Francis!

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    Got it.

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    Iv pretty much gone 100% cyclocross, Its just more enjoyable to go "road" riding and take dirt trails at ease.
    This was on a section of the Fullerton Loop, in socal.

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    Poor Man's CX
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    ^Looks flexy! Lol kidding, thought about doing the retro frame too. Ride it hard, dont' worry about crashing it, more money for beer.

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    I actually don't have the bike anymore, but it sure was flexy! A good friend has it now, and rides it around Mt. Diablo all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~ View Post
    well crap. This thread needs moar action.

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    I tend to ride alone, so no action shots. Here's my brand-new Nature Boy Zona on the maiden voyage (yes, I'm going to be flooding this forum with pics, I'm pretty excited about it.)

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    Here's my contribution!


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    I finally got a cross bike after riding road bikes and mountain bikes for a few years now. It isn't the greatest cross bike, but it gets the job done. Here is mine on a trail yesterday.

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    Great Photo Chris!! Thanks!

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    I'm visiting Tucson from Indiana and decided to bring my Cross Check along. Love the riding out here.




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    Quote Originally Posted by brdpkns View Post
    I'm visiting Tucson from Indiana and decided to bring my Cross Check along. Love the riding out here.
    Nice! it's cool to see photos the different terrain people are riding on. being from the midwest, i've always always wanted to do some riding out west. this summer hoping to do some riding out in Albuquerque, NM while there for a wedding.

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    Hey guys,

    I've been lurking for a couple of months since I decided to start riding my bike properly again. This is the best thread on the forum

    I made this video of my ride today in Thetford Forest (UK) It's Specialized Tricross from a few years ago, I'm halfway through replacing all the original running gear. Mostly used for commuting, road riding, and blasting trails. Not really into racing at the moment.

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    Ok, back to lurking!

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    i've been in kind of a rut lately
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    I'm 215 lbs, and don't have any luck with canti brakes, especially when riding off-road on a descent of any significance. No descending shots here, but the discs help for varying conditions as well. 135mm rear spacing with Stans Crests. The Crests are rated at 190 lbs max rider weight I believe, but have stayed true so far.





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    Quote Originally Posted by heartland View Post
    This is not my video, but I've posted it here on mtbr before. It's well worth watching - this guy is a certified badass.
    I am way too uncoordinated to do that on anything but my AM bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spindelatron View Post


    Great Photo Chris!! Thanks!
    Rockin' the skull cap, fenders AND a cross bike on single track. You sir are a god! LOL

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    Now this is a thread I'll enjoy!

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    On Rocky Ridge in Santa Teresa County Park; San Jose, Ca. I think I ride my CX bike single track as much as I do on fire roads and such.


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    Keeping this thread going

    This is a great thread.
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    Saturday morning while drinking my coffee, and trying to decide what and where to ride. I came across this thread and well I have this cross bike that I got 4 days ago, so I decided to ride my new cyclocross bike to the trail where my wife and son are to meet me. 26 road miles 12 off road miles. It was a good day on the bike. Good thread, keep it going.
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    I need to get some pictures next time I take the cross bike out. I have a standard issue Cross Check that I regularly ride on the local trails. Picking the best line keeps you on your toes and the canti brakes take getting used to on a tight descending switchback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meastway View Post
    I can easily keep up with my buddy on his brand new Specialized Epic. I'm on a stock Surly CrossCheck with the exception of FireCross tires and I weigh in at 250lbs. Nothing breaks, nothing gets tweaked. It's all about the line and your ability to flow. I have way more fun on this bike on the singletrack than my mountain bike. It's not the bike that makes things happen, it's the motor.










    + repped ya, that is awesome!!

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    near lake merced in san francisco...
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    Those tires look huge! What are they and what size are they? I see it's a GT, what model it is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvucyclist View Post
    Those tires look huge! What are they and what size are they? I see it's a GT, what model it is?
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    I'm liking the cross bike on singletrack. My latest

    I'm not digging the bar, I am going to replace it with a Salsa Woodchipper.

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    Over the weekend, had my first ride in the dirt this year. spring singletrack = waaaayyyy better than winter commuting.
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    First Real CX Trail Ride

    This was my first all trail ride on the Cross Check. I was surprised at all the places I could go.
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    Oh, this thread. She warms the cockles of my heart. (And my cockles, they frequently need warming. Oh, yes indeed.)

    When I started this thread, I expected to get a few responses, but I thought it'd grind out pretty quickly. It's awesome to see it going strong, and I love seeing everybody getting rad in the dirt on skinny tires.

    I haven't posted in a while 'cause I just recovered from an ankle injury. Hopefully I'll have something to contribute soon.

    Now, hows abouts some moar action shots?
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    I've got a Jake the Snake in 2009 and rode a bunch of of MTB trails with it.

    It's fun, a whole new game.

    And quite a workout.

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    Just doing a little singletrack.
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    I tend to ride alone so unfortunately I have no action shots. From this afternoon.

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    Love this thread! Not an action shot but I have been doing some local single track, gravel path and road combination rides in the Philly suburbs. Probably hit Nockamixon next to see how she does:

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    Very new so not a lot of grime and dirt yet but its getting there!

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    Inspiring thread. I NEEDED to find this!

    After restoring this bike last fall, I took these cell phone pictures on my first (and so far, only) good, long, single track ride. (Sorry, no action shots.) The following day, the trails were covered by a foot and a half of snow, and they haven't been clear since. I can't believe how fun and nimble a bike like this was, on trails that had become a bit too familiar on a regular mountain bike. The bonus part of this ride was the fact that the 10 mile road ride at the end, required to loop back to the trailhead parking, was MUCH quicker than usual. Another month or less, and the trails should finally be clear again... and I can't wait to get out on it again. It's the only bike I daydream about riding right now - so I'm happy to see others doing the same.
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    Boardman Team CX, it can nearly go places that the mtb goes, great training bike, great on Gravel. Lots of fun!

    Just knocked over a 20%+ climb!
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    rigidftw, that's a wild looking trail! where is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjwall View Post
    rigidftw, that's a wild looking trail! where is that?
    there's no other word for saying that, germany.
    some time ago there was a sswc nearby and in the course of that, i think it was gary fisher, who rode there too. and i've been told he liked it very much.

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    [QUOTE=rigidftw;9270581]back in january



    rigidftw, who makes those handlebars?

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    Mooseberry Mesa Loop, Palmer Alaska (bear bells a must due to Moose and Bear)

    well I tried to upload a photo...no dice...

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    ink1373...you F'n rock! Thanks!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.vance View Post
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    back in january

    rigidftw, who makes those handlebars?
    it's an old ITM. i got really lucky finding that thing in new.

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    Check out the advert for Cotic bikes:

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    Just this morning I did a cross country mountain bike race on my CX bike.

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    Green Lane, PA. Started at Hill Rd day use area and rode Blue trail to Red trail to Perky trail then back on Blue trail and back to starting point. little bit of road in a couple of places but a very nice loop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xenu View Post
    Just this morning I did a cross country mountain bike race on my CX bike.
    Note the gopro.

    ^the first 60 seconds of the race are on a road.

    Then the singletrack starts. Here's a video of the same race; GoingPro with a cockpit mounted gopro:
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    Nicely done! Looks like ideal terrain / trail for a cross bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougr View Post
    Nicely done! Looks like ideal terrain / trail for a cross bike.
    Thanks!

    I am still learning the ins and outs of the gorpo. The laps were about 20 minutes each but due to my inexperience clearing out the memory, I only recorded part of the course. There were other sections that were more technical and more brutal.

    I couldn't decide between the crux or a SS 29er for that course. Friends had differing opinions. The crux was perfect for the faster sections and climbs. But the washboards beat the heck out of me and I came close to washing out in the sand on several occasions. My descents were comparatively slow. You can see that I am off the course in a few areas -- the side of the single track was actually more smooth than the washboard.

    All said, I'm glad I did it on the CX bike. (Though some may take issue with a flat bar on a cx rig, but that's another story.)

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    From today... Took her out for her first real ride on some gravel and ended up getting tossed. Was so not used to the braking, drifting, etc when I hit a sandy patch that I went down hard. Body is going to be sore tomorrow for sure. Unfortunately, the crash resulted in a flat and I had used my spare tube in my saddlebag the day before. So I had to run down the last half mile of single track and then another 1/4 mile down a bike path to have my wife meet me with the car. Ended up with a few holes in the body and some gravel rash but no worse for the wear. Had to tru the rear wheel again so looks like I will be building a new wheelset soon as the rear is constantly going out of tru (and this is my daily driver).


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    As others have said, I love this thread.

    I've seen other Salsa Vaya posts, so I feel safe to post pics of mine.

    It's the perfect "go anywhere" bike, and I do just that. In the last year, I gradually ventured from gravel to doubletrack to singletrack. It's changed me from a dyed-in-the-wool-jersey roadie to a demi-mtber (trying, at least), and I love it all. I'm grateful to Salsa for making a killer bike, and reminding me of the perfection of steel.

    Sometimes I run 45 mm Vee Rubber X-C-X tires on it, but mostly I've gone with 35 mm Small Block Eights -- a great New England gravel and hard-pack tire. That's what you see here. I guess that helps it qualify for a 'cross bike thread, eh?
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    Just got my first CX bike a few weeks ago. Love taking it on the trails. My Crux loves it. This doesn't look nearly as steep as it is... but where you see the trail end drops super steep about 9ft then cuts right to another 100 yards of motocross style ridge line. Its a blast.


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    I am in love with that green Surly.

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    Me too that's why it got the overhaul it did!

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    Finally got a chance to take the new bike out for some fire road and single track riding. Took me a few weeks to get the saddle (and contacting points) broken in enough to take 8 miles of rough trails:


    - DSCF1328

    Also, the first test ride with the HiLo dropper seat post, that really works well on the steeper descents. I can lower the saddle from 2" higher than the handlebars to 2" lower. Really transforms the feel of the bike.

    I've done parts of this same trail on my old Schwinn touring bike with 27x1-1/4" tires and there is no comparison between the two bikes. On the Schwinn, you are basically in survival mode on the trail and on the CX700 bike, you can let it go and enjoy the trail.

    A few weeks later, hit some more single track a few miles above the previous photo:


    That was on a 45 mile loop ride with about 10 miles of dirt. On the outbound leg of the ride, hooked onto the back of a group of roadies and was able to hang in their draft with no issues. Also picked up some new bottle tops so now the bottles are color coordinated with the bike.
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    This is my kinda fun! Heading out in a bit to ride Banner Forest on my cross bike.

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    Switch to dirt drops (On-One Midge bars, can't go wrong with a $19.99 price) this weekend and like them so far. Hope to get some singletrack in soon on it.

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    That fork looks intense! Any better quality pics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilikebmx999 View Post
    That fork looks intense! Any better quality pics?
    I'll see if I can take some better pics tomorrow. It's a pretty robust fork. It's a Chris Kelly fork with a 1" threadless steerer. When I first got the bike I thought it might have been a MTB fork, but the A-C is 395. Definitely a purpose built monster CX fork. I can fit a 29'er in there. My 2.0 Quasi Motos (650b) fit great both front and rear......NOW that's monster CX.

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