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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    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.
    i just learned that you're supposed to run tire pressure on cross tires at about 40-45 PSI...i had no idea...no wonder the tires on my first cross bike wore so quickly down the middle.

    that said, it's amazing to me how much of the jarring properly inflated tires and a carbon fork take out of the ride.

    the last time i an carbon bars on an MTB, i found that they helped to soften the ride a fair amount...would anybody here use a carbon bar on their 'cross?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeb View Post
    i just learned that you're supposed to run tire pressure on cross tires at about 40-45 PSI...i had no idea...no wonder the tires on my first cross bike wore so quickly down the middle.

    that said, it's amazing to me how much of the jarring properly inflated tires and a carbon fork take out of the ride.

    the last time i an carbon bars on an MTB, i found that they helped to soften the ride a fair amount? would anybody here use a carbon bar on their 'cross?
    I used to have a carbon bar on my 'cross bike (I'm a riser kind of guy) and it worked just fine. It didn't break, and I don't know why I sold it.

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    Budget build (and photo). First time out, and I was really surprised at how well this bike did on singletrack.
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    My Curtlo on the Crawford Trails .........


    and on the KVR system ......
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    This is my buddy, Ariel, back in high school (early 90's). It's such a good shot, I just had to share it.

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    Dion that picture's sweet! I had the same Sidi's back in the day.
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    Nice shot. That is usually the point I start thinking "will I taco my wheels this time...?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zen_Turtle View Post
    Nice shot. That is usually the point I start thinking "will I taco my wheels this time...?"
    Ariel went on to race Pro BMX, then recently (last few years) started back into short track and cyclocross. Still fast as hell.

    Back at Santa Cruz High School, we started a MTB team which consisted of all the mountain kids (many of whom all went to become elite racers). Unfortunately, I was still busting 360's and BMX'ing my way to injury, so the "cycling club" wasn't my thing.

    Looking back, I wish I would've moved on from BMX to MTB and cyclocross... but instead I quit bikes altogether (like an idiot).

    Ariel has a few recent pics of him crossed up and table topped on his Rock Lobster from some races in Colorado. Like I always say... once a BMX'er - ALWAYS a BMX'er

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    This is my buddy, Ariel, back in high school (early 90's). It's such a good shot, I just had to share it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    This is my buddy, Ariel, back in high school (early 90's). It's such a good shot, I just had to share it.

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    That's approximately 3 feet more air and about 9 billion times radder than i've ever gotten on a cross bike! awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toomanybikes View Post
    My Curtlo on the Crawford Trails .........


    and on the KVR system ......
    hey toomanybikes, what tires are you running in the first 2 shots? they look pretty interesting, how are they?

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    Here's my VooDoo Wazoo



    Sorry for the disc brake content

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjwall View Post
    hey toomanybikes, what tires are you running in the first 2 shots? they look pretty interesting, how are they?
    Those are Clement tubulars. 700 x 30.

    I like them in dry conditions, enough that when I heard they were being discontinued I bought all of the remainder at World Class.

    If I was looking for something similar now I'd look at the Tufo's in a 28 or 30 width.

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    That was most likely Bill Alcorn from Bike Flights on the Moots SS, and yes, one BAMF on that rig!

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    Quote Originally Posted by agu
    [pic of a sweet bike]

    Sorry for the disc brake content
    Disc brake content forgiven. That looks like a real fun bike.


    Dion, that pic wins the thread. Wowzers.
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    Nice pictures! Keep'em coming!

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    Quote Originally Posted by heartland View Post
    Disc brake content forgiven. That looks like a real fun bike.
    It is fun! Despite having minimal toe rub (running 700 x 42c tires in there...oops)...climbs like a goat and is surprisingly smooth in dirt roads and singletrack. It can keep up with it's fatter-tired brethren hehe.

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    Here's the creek crossing. Please excuse my annoying Kung Fu theater laugh and my horrible lisp speech impediment. As my brother was crossing, I was very uncomfortable knowing that I was going to have to do it. The water was above the BB in the deepest area - that's why at the end I was, like, "Ah man!".

    There was another we had to do. The folks on MTB's were, like, "...on those bikes?!".


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    In this Spanish clip, the second guy isn't exactly riding a CX bike... I think he calls it a supermotard: sort of a monster fixie:

    Untitled from a g on Vimeo.


    "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=perttime;8384491]In this Spanish clip, the second guy isn't exactly riding a CX bike... I think he calls it a supermotard: sort of a monster fixie:

    Whoa that `supermotard` looks like a cross between a track bike and a monster truck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailNRG View Post
    Whoa that `supermotard` looks like a cross between a track bike and a monster truck!
    There's a few pics of it on Flickr: Lollobrigida - a set on Flickr
    For more, do a Google image search for "amaro bikes lollobrigida". Looks like the company is on hold or reorganizing, or something.

    ... enough derailment, on with "Cross Bikes on Singletrack"

    "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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    I've since routed the shifter cables through the bars, shifts the same and is much cleaner.
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    My pseudo cross bike:

    Ride at China camp... just after a brush fire.









    Sun 36 spoke CR18s... RhynoLites for road bikes. Holy Jeebus, these things are teeth rattling stiff!!

    Yeah... I wanna get me a carbon fork. Steel is better than alu, but not by a lot.

    I'm in the middle of a major re-work. New unfinished fork with a longer steerer tube (also steel, like the last one) new Dimension flat-top bars, new 9 speed shifter/brake levers to replace the Dura Ace 8 speed ones.

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