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    Quote Originally Posted by monolith View Post
    Hey, yep I've been all over the show on it when I ran it fixed - conviction/Jailbrake, Mt Vic, Barking Emu, and North Face -> Swigg/starfish at Makara. Bear in mind a decent 'cross machine would be far more capable than a fashion bike/fixie with big tyres - do it! :-)
    Noice. Just don't want to give the ability to do the occasional Makara loop :-)

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    Sorry I don't have a photo to share, I'll take one next time I bring my phone. A question though - I just started taking my Norco ccx out on some double/single track (loads of fun). The bike has Avid BB7 and they've done well. When thinking of my next gravel grinder bike, which I also want to use on these same trails occasionally, I'm not sure if going Canti's instead of disks is fine. I have no exp with Canti's. I find the disks work well on very steep, dirt descents where there are some roots I have to navigate; would Canti's offer the same stopping power? I'm also looking for brakes that don't require constant adjusting (avid's did in the beginning but now they're ok). Thanks!

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    I decided to use the cross bike on a pretty technical single track at "The Wiss" in Philadelphia yesterday. I set aside one portion of the trail as a guaranteed walk. It is a series of steps created by large rock slabs, the highest one being close to 3ft tall, and they are spaced apart by roughly 3-5 feet. It is quite the rush to jump down them on the MTB bike, and very difficult for me to climb on the way up on the MTB, and wasn't comfortable coming down them on the cross bike my first time, although I did do some of the smaller ones. I didn't have to walk any other portion of the trail though which I was happy about. I almost wiped out once when my back tire slipped in a spot my MTB never would, but I was able to save it and was just another lesson about just how carefully you have to pick your lines on the cross bike when doing techy stuff.

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    The prize waiting at the end was spending some time with my 3 girls on a nice little beach like area of the Wissahickon Creek!

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    Thanks for reading! I hope to keep trying out new single track with the cross bike and having more pics to post. The main factor deterring that is just how technical most of the "The Wiss" trails are, especially at the side that I am close to (it is a very long trail system). There aren't any beginner friendly trails near us so have to be really ready when taking the cross bike out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xcyclist View Post
    Sorry I don't have a photo to share, I'll take one next time I bring my phone. A question though - I just started taking my Norco ccx out on some double/single track (loads of fun). The bike has Avid BB7 and they've done well. When thinking of my next gravel grinder bike, which I also want to use on these same trails occasionally, I'm not sure if going Canti's instead of disks is fine. I have no exp with Canti's. I find the disks work well on very steep, dirt descents where there are some roots I have to navigate; would Canti's offer the same stopping power? I'm also looking for brakes that don't require constant adjusting (avid's did in the beginning but now they're ok). Thanks!
    I've found the Cantis to be plenty on any road and gravel grinding I've done, but definitely left something to be desired when doing technical downhill stuff It is manageable, just nothing like the disc break stopping power on my MTB. I just have to grip the levers stronger than usual to achieve remotely adequate stopping power. If you think the discs do a good job, go with them again IMO.

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    from my ride on Friday afternoon:







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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.

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/11695455?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="400" height="225" frameborder="0"></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/11695455">Local trails ala cx</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user2018660">Andy Wardman</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
    This makes me want a cross!

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    So many awesome post! Thanks!

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    Two from Israel's cliffs along the beach

    yes, it's on my way to work.. sort of..

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    Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads..

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    Great photos! I hope to post some of my own soon. My new cross bike is supposed to arrive at the LBS today!!

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    [QUOTE=TheNewOriginal;10399295]yes, it's on my way to work.. sort of..

    I need to figure out how to make that sort of on MY way to work! I mean, my commute isn't horrible. It's pretty great, but wow. You've got a view there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Funrover View Post
    This makes me want a cross!
    Thanks!
    I hadn't watched that for some time.

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    yes, it's on my way to work.. sort of..
    A shortcut?
    Mediterranean? I recall the weather can get pretty warm there.

    "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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    why do drops/hills/climbs/rocks/logs/anything fun look tiny in pictures and huge in person?

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    Jamis Nova Steel

    Sherman's branch close to Charlotte, NC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEPMTBA View Post
    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!
    I love this! I have an old 70's (?) Schwinn that I am doing the same with. I really dig your set up!

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    Jamis Nova at Sherman's Branch

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    We brought our cross bikes to Kingdom Trails and had a blast! Here's me on Kitchel.
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    It's nothing special compared to most of the whizbang rides but I'm having way too much fun with it. Can't believe the fork hasn't given up under my weight. This was from this morning.


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    here's a couple from my ride last night. trying to break in the new Brooks...





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    Wrong way up.... Again


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    This was taken after the singletrack, at the wiss. Part of a 60 some mile mixed terrain ride

    Yeah I only carry cans cause I'm a weight weenie.

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    That was impressive, thanks for sharing. Reminds me of old school MTB'in, rigid in the early 90's...........except faster

    Nice technique , nice to see a quick dismount "bike and hike" again.

    BTW- nice avatar ..........





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    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.

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/11695455?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0" width="400" height="225" frameborder="0"></iframe> from Andy Wardman on Vimeo.

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    Here's the new ride for the season. Rides surprisingly well on singletrack, I thought it would feel significantly harsher than my Nature Boy Zona, but it doesn't.

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    sslos - I'm assuming you're using a Beer EBB? Looks like a pretty light set up.

    Looking forward to building up the Cross Check that's enroute to me now. It'll be my first SSCX season.

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    Perhaps not true single track, but I ride home this way after a days work, Tranquil.

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    Love my CX bike!






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    Quote Originally Posted by heartland View Post
    how are you liking those brakes? i switched the front brake on my CC to a mini-V (tektro) early this summer. the only think i didn't like about riding a cross bike on singletrack was hand fatigue riding in the hoods, especially on rocky and root-y trails. the improved braking has pretty much alleviated that completely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjwall View Post
    how are you liking those brakes? i switched the front brake on my CC to a mini-V (tektro) early this summer. the only think i didn't like about riding a cross bike on singletrack was hand fatigue riding in the hoods, especially on rocky and root-y trails. the improved braking has pretty much alleviated that completely.
    I'm loving them. It took me a long time to get them installed and adjusted the way I like, but it was definitely worth it. Tons of stopping power definitely makes riding singletrack a lot more fun. I can lock up either wheel pretty easily. Plus they're super pretty.
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    Cross top levers are a nice upgrade for riding trails. No way I'm riding in the drops, and the hoods are no good for steep or rocky stuff as it's easy to slip while on the brakes.

    Riding the tops of the bars is far more comfy for me on the trails cause I'm more upright and can get my weight back easier. I use the hoods for cruising but when it gets steep or rocky I'm on the tops of the bars!

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    Took the CX out for a gravelly/rocky/twiggy blast this morning.

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    Love dat bike!

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    Rode the local singletrack last Thursday (Andrews University) interesting experience. I have not rode this trail in quite some time on a cross bike. It has some rather steep downhill sections which on my old cross check I would have used my interrupter levers, however I did not put these my new bike and I still did not have any problem on them. I also seemed to climb much better on this bike then my old bike.


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    From last weekend's ride.......
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    Tonight's warm ride, Garmin says 26degC average, it was still 30degC at 8pm.... nice night for a ride.



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    This bike fly's on smooth singletrack and firetrack's.

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    I saw Cross Bikes for the first time last weekend. i was on a 29 XC bike going at a fair pace and these 2 cross bikes flew past me as if i was standing still. Impressive!

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    I'm an out and out MTB'er, i ride and race a fatbike, a rigid geared 29er and a rigid SS, but this CX has really got the majority of rides lately as i have the skills for the other bikes but the hill climbs and elevation i can smash out on this bike is really making me faster on all the others.

    I love steelies, my Indy Fab is the nicest bike i own... go for a disc bike and run bigger tyres, might suck up some of the difference in steel-goodness.
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    heartland, that track looks familiar,,,,,,,,blankets creek maybe?
    I love 'Murica!

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    Close. It's actually Sope Creek. Sope is fast and flowy, and absolutely rips on the cross bike. I've ridden Blankets a handful of times, but I haven't ventured out there on my CX yet. Yet....
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    I figgered it was close by. What kinda bike do you ride...the more I stay in this thread, the more I like the idea of 'cross! If I get a rig, its gonna be cheap <1K$....looking at motos and nashbar. I ride a moto 29er mtb right now and love the darn thing......anywho, just testing waters..getting IDEAS in my head. The wife loves when I get IDEAS. lol
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    Land slide

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    not strictly singletrack, but some good snowy offroad from this weekends storm.
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    Not strictly singletrack either although I did ride some after this was taken ...I also went over the bar in a foot of water too just after taking this...maiden voyage a bit too literally

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    What exactly is a rigid hard tail?

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    Great pictures..need video of the aqua header!!

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    Haha no video unfortunately . Don't plan on reenacting either...it buggered my shoulder up a bit

    sent from my phone so apologies for any typos
    What exactly is a rigid hard tail?

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    Like this ride man what bike is that?
    29er you just know when ur ready!!!!

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