• 11-15-2014
    GasX
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Stuart B View Post
    From this mornings spin, rode some trails I normally MTB. Harder on cross but fun and makes the ones that are boring on MTB more interesting.



    sent from my phone so apologies for any typos

    Good looking bike - what is it?>
  • 12-11-2014
    camekanix
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    This is on the Rollie Pollie Trail at the Desert Trails Bike Park in Mesa AZ. I had to ride it, it's named after my fitness level.
  • 12-11-2014
    CS2
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by GasX View Post
    Good looking bike - what is it?>

    I'll second that. I love the colors.
  • 12-11-2014
    mitchy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by GasX View Post
    Good looking bike - what is it?>

    i concur! colours/paint scheme looks great.
  • 12-12-2014
    Snopro440
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by GasX View Post
    Good looking bike - what is it?>

    It looks like a Planet X Pro Carbon XLS to me.
  • 12-15-2014
    chrisgardner73
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    Riding my Ridley X-Fire on some urban singletrack here in Colorado Springs.
  • 12-15-2014
    fully
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    Bushwacking, creekstomping...
    Riding everything on a 60F degree day in December in Iowa...
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  • 03-21-2015
    Irongrave
    Took my Crossrip out to the Knot outside Sumter SC. It was a full workout but a fun ride as well.



  • 03-21-2015
    Spindelatron
  • 03-21-2015
    chuckeieio


  • 03-22-2015
    Ilikemtb999
    Rode up lookout and down chimney gulch in golden.





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  • 03-22-2015
    chuckeieio


  • 03-30-2015
    Tricker Joe
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    [ATTACH=CONFIG]977004[/ATTACHRiding the Funhouse trails at Salem Lake. This bike rocks, I've spent the last 2˝ years tearing up everything in site on this rig.
  • 04-01-2015
    mellowdave
    I just rode today on singletrack, actually I do it almost every ride. At first you think "nah" then you're like "yeah!" It's flat addictive

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    Just a fat guy on a little bike
  • 04-02-2015
    Spindelatron
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mellowdave View Post
    At first you think "nah" then you're like "yeah!" It's flat addictive

    FLAT ADDICTION!? you must be running some extremely low pressures! Have you thought about rehab(tubeless)? Do you need an intervention?
  • 04-02-2015
    mellowdave
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Spindelatron View Post
    FLAT ADDICTION!? you must be running some extremely low pressures! Have you thought about rehab(tubeless)? Do you need an intervention?

    AHHH literal interpretations...
  • 04-02-2015
    Dibbs_
    I read it that you like it - a lot. :)
  • 04-06-2015
    ljsmith
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    I was riding by myself, so no action shots. My first ride I was on Stans Raven 35c, which really was not enough tire. So I switched to Specialized Trigger 38c Rear and Specialized Renegade 29 x 1.8 (measure out to 44c on my Crossmax) front. With that setup it is really awesome on singletrack.

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  • 04-07-2015
    tylerryoder
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Irongrave View Post
    Took my Crossrip out to the Knot outside Sumter SC. It was a full workout but a fun ride as well.




    How do those stock tires ride in dirt? I've been itching to get my new Crossrip Elite out on some trails, but seeing as I have never ridden even a MTB on trails, it makes me hesitant and I have heard bad things about those Bontrager Hardcases...

    Sweet ride, though!
  • 04-07-2015
    Welnic
    I've ridden road bikes on dirt quite a bit, and it's pretty fun. You get used to sliding around and it happens at a slower speed than it would on a mountain bike. Since you've never ridden a mountain bike the steering won't seem too quick.

    Last fall I tried to do Fat Cyclist's 100 Miles of Nowhere on all of my bikes in a tiny little off road area. I started out with my two road bikes and rode around 17 miles each on them. When I got on my cross bike with knobby tires it made a huge difference in how hard I could corner and traction when climbing. So I would say people saying bad things about Hardcases's off road abilities are probably correct. But I would try it out and if you like riding on trails put some cross tires on.
  • 04-08-2015
    sullivan17
    I second the go ahead and ride with them. I learned to ride off road on slicks and it was a blast.
  • 04-08-2015
    heartland
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sullivan17 View Post
    I second the go ahead and ride with them. I learned to ride off road on slicks and it was a blast.

    Just be reeeeeallllyy careful in any wet/slick areas. My shoulder and neck had an unfortunate (but thankfully low velocity) encounter with a tree when I was riding slick tires and wasn't so careful.
  • 04-08-2015
    JHH
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    The 40c in the front provides next level grip which allowed me to descend trails I'd never would have considered with smaller/narrower tires. CX sure keeps it real.
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  • 04-09-2015
    Irongrave
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by tylerryoder View Post
    How do those stock tires ride in dirt? I've been itching to get my new Crossrip Elite out on some trails, but seeing as I have never ridden even a MTB on trails, it makes me hesitant and I have heard bad things about those Bontrager Hardcases...

    Sweet ride, though!

    Thanks. If yours have tread on them they are ok. mine in the photo had about 900 miles on them and more or less road slicks so it made it a good bit more challenging with no grip on the climbs.
  • 04-13-2015
    AlexCuse
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    My bike is more of a road bike with clearance for very big tires, but it looks like a normal road bike lately.

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    My brother stopped and snapped a video too but I don't know how to embed it https://instagram.com/p/1YzJpGBSV6
  • 04-13-2015
    chuckeieio
  • 04-14-2015
    KiwiJohn

    Say hello to the Meehan monster.
  • 04-26-2015
    big_slacker
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    Went downtown to eat lunch with my brother, part of the ride as usual is on dirt. Maybe not true singletrack in width but I did several deep mud crossings, some minor roots and rocks, etc. I have 3 bikes, but my CX is the go to 'out the front door' ride. :)
  • 04-28-2015
    Paochow
    This thread inspired me to ride a little further the other day....


  • 04-30-2015
    Hurricane Jeff
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    Here is a picture of last Sundays ride. The ride was about 30 miles with about 10 miles of single track. The Skyline trail up here in Big Bear Lake, Ca is the newest trail built here, it goes from east to west with an average elevation of 7500'
  • 05-03-2015
    montana_ben
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    Balsamroot in full swing…having a lot of fun riding the cross bike around on the trails.

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  • 05-03-2015
    mellowdave



    Just a fat guy on a little bike
  • 05-03-2015
    AlexCuse
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    100 some miles yesterday, including 15-20 miles of singletrack in 4 different parks :D

    https://instagram.com/p/2M2U18kUV0/
  • 05-03-2015
    AlexCuse
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  • 05-05-2015
    kevhogaz
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    From a small park, out by my house. Typical AZ terrain, for the Phoenix area. Rode from my doorstep, to the park, did a couple of laps on the singletrack, then rode back home.
  • 05-14-2015
    Welnic
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    In Ellwood Mesa on the cyclocross commute. Technically putting a post in the middle of trail doesn't make it singletrack, but there is a lot of singletrack on Ellwood Mesa and I like the look of this chute.

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  • 05-15-2015
    vtskibum
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    chuckeieio
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    chuckeieio


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    chuckeieio






  • 05-21-2015
    tylerryoder
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by chuckeieio View Post

    mmmmmmmm, dat river.
  • 05-26-2015
    omoore61
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  • 06-01-2015
    Stuart B
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    This phone pic doesn't do it justice :)

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  • 06-01-2015
    Stuart B
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by GasX View Post
    Good looking bike - what is it?>

    apologies...only just seen this.not been so active on the forum. It is a planet x xls in flanders colours
  • 06-03-2015
    1x1clyde



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  • 06-03-2015
    sslos
    Early summer trail ride with the girls.
  • 06-10-2015
    LJintheUK
    The bike industry is banging on about + size wheels, so here's me playing out on my 29- on our regular Wednesday evening ride. I'm not going to win any Oscars for editing but I hope you enjoy!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi6k...ature=youtu.be
  • 06-15-2015
    vaultbrad
    Touring bike on singletrack? Closest thing I have to a cross bike at the moment. Actually rides nicely in the dirt and rocks.
  • 06-16-2015
    Welnic
    I rode my touring bike a lot on cyclocross terrain before I got a cyclocross bike. I didn't get knobby tires for it, just relied on how much the size of the tires helped. Low bottom bracket height is the biggest drawback.
  • 06-25-2015
    nyxcracer
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    Attachment 998091Been riding the cross bike exclusively while recovering from a broken leg back in March. No racing for me this season but it's nice to get out and spin around. I've been exploring the trail network at some of the local parks and doing some road riding- Trails like these are super fun on skinny tires, really twisty and smooth except for some roots.....seems like a good way to get back in shape:)