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    I've been so busy this summer, apart from 1 1/2 mile of tame off road on my commute, i haven't been in the dirt since the spring. although a little rusty on some of the root laden descents, had a blast this weekend.
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    What tires are those? Looks like a nice setup!

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    thanks! those are kenda happy mediums 700x40. i've been very happy with them. they have very low tread in the center and more aggressive tread on the edges. they are pretty fast rolling on pavement and hook up very well off road.

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    Some Tasty Backwoods Riding



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    Quote Originally Posted by heartland View Post


    Very nice! I'm jealous.

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    at 6 mile run


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    First ride on the Civilian. 28ish miles of single track, some double, and some paved. Great ride. The little 700x32 Kenda Kwickers are amazingly grippy but I would like more volume.





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    Greetings from Miami,Fl
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    very nice! just picked up my first corss bike today from my LBS, cant wait to test it out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamkeith View Post
    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.
    Awesome shots man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjwall View Post
    thanks! those are kenda happy mediums 700x40. i've been very happy with them. they have very low tread in the center and more aggressive tread on the edges. they are pretty fast rolling on pavement and hook up very well off road.
    How do they feel cornering on pavement in wet and dry?
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    Little weekend exploring. Pics from a scenic double track stop but we hit some single as well:


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    Quote Originally Posted by NEPMTBA View Post
    One of the best threads on MTBR...
    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 that bike. Any old road frame that took 27" wheels can be pressed into service as a crosser using the smaller 700c wheel size and long reach brakes. you can thrash the thing and not worry about damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A1an View Post
    How do they feel cornering on pavement in wet and dry?
    the happy mediums have been pretty good cornering on pavement. I use this as my commuter as well, so it spends most of its time on pavement in all sorts of conditions. actually, i remember from last winter them being great on icy/slushy roads. they are great multi-use tires. though they roll slower than a slick, it's not by that much. On balance, they're the best tires i've owned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjwall View Post
    the happy mediums have been pretty good cornering on pavement. I use this as my commuter as well, so it spends most of its time on pavement in all sorts of conditions. actually, i remember from last winter them being great on icy/slushy roads. they are great multi-use tires. though they roll slower than a slick, it's not by that much. On balance, they're the best tires i've owned.
    Cool thanks! Glad to see yet another great review on that tire. Ordered a Happy Medium for the front and SB8 for the rear earlier this week.
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    Crappy photo, but I finally cleaned this skinny on my "skinny" tired bike today.
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    my new janky "cross" bike :P





    So, long story short, I bought this Iro Phoenix when I really should have bought a CrossCheck (hindsight ). 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.

    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.

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    slick rock should count too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bike for days View Post



    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.
    If you are gonna get a CC fork and keep the flat bars I would recommend a mini V up front instead of a canti. The tektro RX5 is cheap and has way more stopping power than a canti. Good luck with the bike.

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    More from this weekend with the new tires. Sorry for the poor photo quality...something is lost between the phone and uploading to FB:




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    Quote Originally Posted by kmancrx View Post
    If you are gonna get a CC fork and keep the flat bars I would recommend a mini V up front instead of a canti. The tektro RX5 is cheap and has way more stopping power than a canti. Good luck with the bike.
    Finals/holidays so just getting to this. Thanks for the input, those brakes look pretty great, but then I'd need long pull levers right? Pair with some Avid SpeedDials maybe?

    Also, for $75 I can get Belinky Bike Works to put some canti/V bosses on the rear. Oh Frankenbike, here we come.

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    Last off-road ride of 2012:
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    Not much of a picture, but here is my Traitor Crusade on a local trail the day I "finished" building it.

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