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    New bike

    Here is my new CX bike. It is a Felt F65X. They had to order me a new stem and I am going to swap the saddle out and change tires to a 37mm or so. I also may get some wider rims if I can find some that are lighter but still strong enough to hit rocks etc. I need to get rid of all the reflectors before the big kids see me! I had them mount my crank bros eggbeaters and I will add some to my Flash as well.
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    Stickers and reflectors gone!
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    21.13 lbs including the eggbeater 3 pedals (278 grams). I'm going to take some of the stickers off the wheels as well.
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    Now that is purdy. What's your max tire clearance on the rear?
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    Great bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by junior1210 View Post
    Now that is purdy. What's your max tire clearance on the rear?
    It comes with 32 and looks like it will take 38 - maybe 40 but depends on rims
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    What is the attraction of putting fat tires on a cross bike?

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    My 29er has 2.25s , the CX has 32mm. I think 32 -35 with aggressive tread is probably ideal for a CX race and bigger might be better for single track if its rough.
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    A good rolling 34 ish tire works well for cross racing. There are some tires that are slow and over kill.

    I ask because I see people buying cross bikes when they would have been better off with a 29er....and vice versa

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    I don't race or anything. I like having a larger tire for a bit of cushioning, plus compatibility of parts with my 29er. I also like the stability of wider tires in loose dirt and gravel, that's what works for me, YMMV
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    Quote Originally Posted by junior1210 View Post
    I don't race or anything. I like having a larger tire for a bit of cushioning, plus compatibility of parts with my 29er. I also like the stability of wider tires in loose dirt and gravel, that's what works for me, YMMV
    Yeah...I hear you. But I think that you get to a point where a person would want to be on a 29er if you need wider tires.
    My cross bikes are race bikes with 32-34 tubies.
    My 29ers are set up as race/trail with 1.9 -2.5 tubless.
    I live where it's rocky and rooty...so a cross bike is not the hot set up on trails, but I know there are a lot of areas where they would be fine.

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    Well I'm looking at cross bikes not for the single track and mountain trails (that's what my 29er is for), but for the dirt roads/gravel roads/fire roads, desert paths around my area and my commute duties. I don't need 55-60mm tires to ride that but I have tires and rims already. I'd rather find a cross bike that can handle them than have two wheel standards to keep up after (I'm cheap that way).
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    Sweet bike. I've had my 65x since the start of the season and I'm lovin' it. Good luck with it.

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    I removed half of the wheel decals.
    I did my first ride today. This bike is awesome, fast and the brakes are great. I'm glad I went with aluminum because I did some single track today and the bike feels bullet proof.
    I also switched to a specialized toupe plus saddle
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    Quote Originally Posted by donn12 View Post
    here is my new cx bike. It is a felt f65x. They had to order me a new stem and i am going to swap the saddle out and change tires to a 37mm or so. I also may get some wider rims if i can find some that are lighter but still strong enough to hit rocks etc. I need to get rid of all the reflectors before the big kids see me! I had them mount my crank bros eggbeaters and i will add some to my flash as well.
    nice!! Have fun!!

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    very nice bike! grats!

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