Some Tasty Backwoods Riding
my new janky "cross" bike :P
So, long story short, I bought this Iro Phoenix when I really should have bought a CrossCheck (hindsight :madman:). It was on semi permanent loan, but has come back home to stay.
I wanted to do something different with it instead of just fixed commuter, and I have a buddy who has been whining about going mtb'ing with me, but doesn't want to commit to buying a mtn bike, I decided to throw some cyclocross tires on it - Partly inspired by this thread!
Ended up getting Conti X King for front, and Cyclocross Race for back. Didn't want to invest too much since it's an experiment, but wanted something with aggro knobs up front.
Crappy tektro caliper brakes, and 38x17 (a little to tall for these trails), but I didn't die and was actually pretty surprised by what I could tackle with this setup. Even cleared one log that I never had before, but that might have just been luck.;) A hella lotta fun , so I see why you guys do this! Consider me hooked.:D
Going to get a CC fork on there, better levers, and canti up front for a bit more stopping powah. Also, I had bullhorns for road riding, but wanted to try the flatbar first. I know I will drive myself nuts trying different bars/setups. Ps. Yeah, I need bar plugs, but the lockrings on those grips are pretty blunt so I wasn't too worried about a core sample... yuk.