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    Cross Bikes on Singletrack - Post Your Photos

    Lately I've fallen in love with riding my cross bike (a more or less standard issue Cross-Check) on my local mountain bike trails, and I know there are many others on here who also take their cross rigs on singletrack adventures. So let's see your photos!

    Now, it's my hope that this thread won't have too much discussion about whether or not cross bikes are better than mountain bikes for trail riding. That's been beat to death already. Let's just say that it's a different experience. Are your everyday trails getting too bland for you? Try riding them with 32mm tires, no suspension, and drop bars. Riding a cross bike on singletrack will make you a better rider, I think. You have to pay attention to line choice and ride with as much finesse as you can muster. And bros on full squish bikes give you looks like this -- -- that are just precious.

    Also, letís please keep the ďthatís not a cross bikeĒ banter to a minimum. Iím hoping to mainly see (relatively) skinny tires, canti brakes, drop bars, and so on, but debating the semantics of whether a particular bike is actually a cross bike or a monster cross bike or a drop bar 29er with skinny tires is boring. Anyone caught doing so will be ridiculed thusly.

    Posed pics are good. Action shots will receive a hearty slap on the back.

    Here are a couple to start things off:

    mah beloved bike:


    a lil rock ride:




    a lil log:


    Aight, whatchu got?
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    yes, it's a cheap cross bike...but it's bad ass...mt tam, kirby cove, the 42's i was running for a while and a view from the bars on the many trails in golden gate park. alas, the frame is broken and i am waiting for word from the shop...
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    Nice!

    Sorry to hear your frame broke. Another fallen soldier... Good luck getting another one - any hope for a warranty replacement?
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    My La Cruz loves dirt

    Its 15 years old but still rolls the ST pretty good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heartland View Post
    Nice!

    Sorry to hear your frame broke. Another fallen soldier... Good luck getting another one - any hope for a warranty replacement?
    waiting for word from performance who is waiting for word from schwinn or whatever conglomerate owns the schwinn name nowadays...good thing i wash my bikes every once and a while or i might not have noticed!
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    ahhh, the feel of steel...what i would GIVE to have a nice steel cross frame!

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    This makes me super excited about my Cross Check getting here this weekend!!!!!

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    tg - nice bike, and that trail doesn't look too shabby either. Bet that sage smells sweet.

    pointer - I think you'll like the CC. It's not the most exotic bike ever, but it's a solid, versatile workhorse of a bike. Puts a smile on my face, at any rate.

    chum - way to get rad. That's a great shot. A hearty slap on the back for you, good sir!
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    Agreed, cross bikes are great fun on trails. It certainly makes you appreciate fat tires and suspension.


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    One more shot of my LaCruz

    The best shot I think. Kinda hard to find a Salsa made in the USA.
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    ianick - I'm diggint that set up, man. It's a randonneur, it's a cross bike. It's a... randonnecross? Crossandonneur? It's rad.

    tg - That certainly gives you some bragging rights. Glad it's treated you so well for so long. Which Ritchy tire is that? I'm digging the looks of those sideknobs.
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    heartland and ianick both have good taste in saddles.

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    i've considered turning my road bike into a cross bike, but can you do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dm1333 View Post
    heartland and ianick both have good taste in saddles.
    My ass has very discriminating (and expensive!) taste.


    Quote Originally Posted by dm1333 View Post
    i've considered turning my road bike into a cross bike, but can you do that?
    Kinda sorta. Depends on the frame - most modern road frames (and most roadie brake calipers) don't have room for big ol' knobby tires. Most road wheels aren't going to take the abuse that off-roadin' is going to dish out either.
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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&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>
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    A thread after my own heart! Singletrack on a cyclocross bike is a blast. i like the idea of finding the limits of a given bike. Depending on the day, when i find it's limit, i either shoulder the bike and hike through a technical part, or i take a little spill!
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    Not me but this is from a few years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjwall View Post
    A thread after my own heart! Singletrack on a cyclocross bike is a blast. i like the idea of finding the limits of a given bike. Depending on the day, when i find it's limit, i either shoulder the bike and hike through a technical part, or i take a little spill!
    Hey, waitabloominsecond... that's Brown Co. State Park in your first pic, right? You in Indiana?


    wg - That's an awesome shot.
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    good eye, yeah it's brown co state park. I'm in cincinnati, OH, which is about 2 hours from there. Great park, I spent two solid days barely repeating a trail.

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    Two people finished the Wilderness 101 last weekend on cross bikes. One was running more of a "monster cross" bike with fat tires, and the other a Moots SS cross bike with 34c tires. Both on disk brakes. I think the SS guy ran 34x16 or something stupid high like that... and he finished in 8.5 hrs... basa$$ mofo...
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    Don't have may pics of my CX on single track, but here's a "gnarcore" vid:

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAmtbiker View Post
    Two people finished the Wilderness 101 last weekend on cross bikes. One was running more of a "monster cross" bike with fat tires, and the other a Moots SS cross bike with 34c tires. Both on disk brakes. I think the SS guy ran 34x16 or something stupid high like that... and he finished in 8.5 hrs... basa$$ mofo...
    Just hearing that makes my thighs ache and my calves burn. Hats off to them, for reals.


    Quote Originally Posted by Black Bart
    Don't have may pics of my CX on single track, but here's a "gnarcore" vid:
    Videos are perfectly acceptable. That's a fun lookin' log pile. It'd be ultra-gnarcore if you crushed a can of Redbull on your head before and/or after riding the log pile.
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    its fun but lotsa flats
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    Few shots, riding at night on singletrack is even more fun on a CX bike.
    Then you can tell this is my fav bike on snow...
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    Being a roadie for 30 years and recently picking up a couple Niners, I do feel a little more comfy on CX bike than the mbt.

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    I don't have any photos hanging around, but spring and fall when the Cx bike has knobbies on it (it does commuting duty in the summer, so it gets the slick treatment) I hit the MUTs and ST on my Jake. It's mostly stock other than a custom set of wheels (Mavic A719's laced to Hope Pro III hubs), upgraded brakes (Avid Shorty 6's), an 11-32 XT cassette and LX rear derailleur.

    I used it for the Ride to Conquer Cancer for a couple years and road gearing wasn't doing me any favours on the big hills when I had the panniers loaded (I rode and was a medical volunteer)... and seeing as I prefer to run "my own" wheels, I took the opportunity to upgrade
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    What tire pressure are you guys running? Ive been thinking about taking my cross check for a spin on some st but havent had the motivation until I saw this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbocher View Post
    What tire pressure are you guys running? Ive been thinking about taking my cross check for a spin on some st but havent had the motivation until I saw this thread.
    For singletrack, I generally run about 35 lbs front and 40 lbs back. I tried going lower but got tired of patching snakebit tubes. If I'm mostly riding road on a given day, I'll go a little higher. (This is with Ritchey Speedmax tires, btw.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by heartland View Post
    For singletrack, I generally run about 35 lbs front and 40 lbs back. I tried going lower but got tired of patching snakebit tubes. If I'm mostly riding road on a given day, I'll go a little higher. (This is with Ritchey Speedmax tires, btw.)
    Thanks! I know what I'm doing tomorrow!

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    One of my bike freinds took his cross bike down hemlock tunnel at carvins cove va. He said it was the hardest descent he'd ever made on a bike. He complained of his forearms burning from the v brakes. I thought it was pretty bada$$ of him to tackle such a steep trail on a cross bike.

    I have another friend that crashed on some singletrack with a cross bike and he's telling me he's never taking the cross bike up there again.

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    My cross bike before and after powdercoat, I ride this bike the most as I can ride it from the house to the trail. Single Speed 39x18, super fast rips up single track.
    Surly cross check frame size 56
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruylopez View Post
    I'm digging that paint, man. A really nice shade, and those red bits accent it well. Nice work!

    How do you like the firecross up front?
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    A CX bike is the ultimate "do it all" machine.

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    Not me but this is from a few years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heartland View Post
    I'm digging that paint, man. A really nice shade, and those red bits accent it well. Nice work!

    How do you like the firecross up front?
    The firecross has saved my ass time and time again, i push this bike hard in the corners and the firecross never lets me down. This is my superman bike.

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    guessing the trail.......

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    Its 15 years old but still rolls the ST pretty good.

    .....someplace off Hwy 20 around milepost 17 in Central Oregon??
    Moving to Montana soon, gonna be a dental floss tycoon.

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    vaya trees

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    not singletrack today but long, grinding fire roads. the carbon fork makes a big difference. it's the first time i've ever ridden one.
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    Good looking bike, mikeb.

    I guess that the frame warranty worked out for you after all, huh?
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    One of the first rides (winter 2006) on my Gunnar Crosshairs. These wheels didn't last too long. It was a learning experience.



    I've started racing it in actual cx races recently. Here it is yesterday at the PACC CX No. 5 in Adelaide, SA. The course included some singletrack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Sexy Beast View Post
    Which part of "Cross Bikes on Singletrack - Post Your Photos" is confusing for you?
    Being a mountain bike forum, it's expected that this will turn into a "post your cross bikes" thread. Who cares if it's on a fire road. Lighten up dude and enjoy the sweet rides being posted

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    I've never had a CX bike but here's a couple of old pics of local guys riding our local trails:




    "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 Originally Posted by DJ Sexy Beast View Post
    Which part of "Cross Bikes on Singletrack - Post Your Photos" is confusing for you?
    chill pills for you and everybody else that carries that stick around up their ass...

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    You're confusing me being uptight with me laughing. (insert inane smilies here!)

    Bring on more boring pics of bikes leaning again posts! Yee haw!
    kind of hard to do when you ride by yourself...

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    DJ, mikeb: Am I going to have to separate you two?

    As original originator and grand patriarch of this here thread, I say everything that's been posted so far is awesome. Just what I was hoping to see.

    Now, moar pichers!!1! Moar rad-getting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 251 View Post

    I'm glad to see that you've found a good recovery drink. Digging that Salsa stem too.
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    Yeah, we crossed it. Get it? CROSSED IT?!


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    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.

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    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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    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:

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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"

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    My pseudo cross bike:

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

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    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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    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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    Is that at De Laveaga?

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    I don't know if others have come across this before, but while daydreaming about riding some singletrack at work today, I found the "any bike anywhere" manifesto. Pretty cool, it talks about investing in technique and skill instead of investing in technology. My favorite quote: "a road bike is equal to or better than a mountain bike if ridden with skill like I have.Ē

    Rough Riders: Any Bike, Anywhere: Home of the Classic Cyclist: Any Bike, Anywhere: The Rough Rider's Way of Life

    .........and now for a cross bikes on singletrack shot.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjwall View Post
    My favorite quote: "a road bike is equal to or better than a mountain bike if ridden with skill like I have.Ē
    You might insight a riot around here with remarks like that!

    I like Kostman (and Grant Petersen) a lot and I've always agreed with that myself. The new AM bikes have opened up the biggest advances in terrain and technology in recent years and watching those guy's ride is amazing. However, for me it comes down to the sheer joy of being outdoors and the combined challenge of balancing my equipment, skills and excitement. Riding a cross bike on all types of trails just makes me smile a bit more for some reason.

    Nice XCheck btw, that's the bike that hooked me on CX trail riding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailNRG View Post
    Riding a cross bike on all types of trails just makes me smile a bit more for some reason.
    Agreed! I think it's cool to see people who really focus and excel in one discipline or aspect of cycling. for me, though, i dig the challenge of trying to take my bike as many different places as possible. i also think it's pretty cool to experience something like the type of riding most people did off road prior to the advent of MTB's.

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    Not quite CX, but.....

    One configuration of my Jamis Coda Elite (Steel Flat bar roadie) now has a Thomson cockpit, and clipless pedals in addition to the 37mm Sweetskins you see mounted on the wheelset in this older pic. There is enough bite to the tire's tread that I definitely take it on local singletrack, and it's a blast.
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    I can easily keep up with my buddy on his brand new Specialized Epic. I'm on a stock Surly CrossCheck with the exception of FireCross tires and I weigh in at 250lbs. Nothing breaks, nothing gets tweaked. It's all about the line and your ability to flow. I have way more fun on this bike on the singletrack than my mountain bike. It's not the bike that makes things happen, it's the motor.











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    Oh no you didn't!!

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    meastway: love the pics!

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    Rode some yesterday, ended up in switchback central. Lots of climbing and descending, not very flat. Wish I had disc brakes! I only snapped a couple.






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    well the Wazoo is taking a much-deserved break...so here's what I'm riding these days...


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    My buddy, Lonnie, on his Carl Strong Custom Blend on the Arroyo Burro trail, behind Santa Barbara.

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    Those Kenda's look mighty big on your CC. I like the look, more off-roadish than cyclo-cross.
    Good friction shifting is getting hard to find nowadays....

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    Moar!!!!


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    This thread is full of awesome! I need to get some decent pics.

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    .....someplace off Hwy 20 around milepost 17 in Central Oregon??
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    From today's ride...

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    Damn, this thread is awesome! Lots of great shots, lots of sharp bikes, makes me want to be out in the woods right NOW!

    Some of yous need to post better shots of the bikes though...Dion, Antonio...better pics, please!

    Never thought I'd experience this, since I'm a roadie, but pick up a cx bike earlier this spring and now I'm full bitten by the bug. Even checking out cx bike shots more than road bikes...and about to trade out one of my road bikes for a second cross steed. Oh wow, my world is getting turned upside down, but in a good way!

    Nice photos everyone!

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    Hey what fender is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kellyc View Post
    Hey what fender is that?
    I picked it up at a swap meet a few years back. It's an SKS x-tra-dry that i cut down so it's shorter. I'm pretty sure it's the older model of this: Amazon.com: SKS X-Tra-Dry Fender - Rear: Sports & Outdoors

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    well crap. This thread needs moar action.
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    Kinda a cross bike....sorta....








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    My Crosscheck, on the "easy" trail in town.

    You ran this race with no real heart
    Yeah right back at the start
    You'd already lost it

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