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    Quote Originally Posted by rickcin View Post
    I agree with Clint. This bike is a road bike with the same drivetrain as the CrossRip Elite.
    I wanted a bike to compliment my Mtn bike, one I could ride when the trails are wet and muddy. With a XC bike, I could use it on pavement, stone dust, hardpack or some of the longer trails that have those combination of surfaces.
    A road bike is good if you are only going to ride on roads alongside traffic, just not for me,at least not most of the time.
    I am loving my two different styles of bikes, a XC and a FS, what is better than having options? Yesterday was a paved rail trail for 20 miles and today will be a mountain run for about 10 miles!
    Can't agree more. I ended up picking up the Cannondale CAADX and between that and my hard tail 29er I feel I can do just about anything and enjoy both styles of riding very much. It is very rare I ride strictly smooth pavement for an entire ride, so a road bike wasn't even considered. But the CX bike really rips on pavement (and can be made even faster ) and transitions over to gravel,grass, wood plank, and even trail really well. High five!

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    Woot so in love with this bike!

    Woot another rider joins the group! I just picked up my Crossrip Elite. I was debating so much because the only one they had was a 56cm and it was the last day for a 10% discount sale. I rode it and was surprised that it did not feel big on me. Honestly, my 17.5 Trek Mamba 29er feels bigger than this ride. I did not feel stretch out too much and I instantly feel in love with the ride.

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    Sweet!

    I've been running 35psi front/rear so far. Worked great even in the root infested singletrack I rode recently.

    More pics!

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    The bike holds its own on any trail.



    Also, I am in love.

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    More pics =)

    had a chance to shoot more pics of my cross rip elite. Enjoy!
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    Just curious if anyone has done upgrades to their crossrips? If so please share. I just weighed mine with all accessories and it weighs 26 pounds which I think is heavy. Stock I think was around 24.5 for a 56cm.

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    Great looking ride, Enjoy !

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    Im looking into swapping out the tires for more of a low resistance such as the continental gatorskins at 28c or even the conti gp4000 25c. Any idea if the 25c will fit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncruz408 View Post
    Just curious if anyone has done upgrades to their crossrips? If so please share. I just weighed mine with all accessories and it weighs 26 pounds which I think is heavy. Stock I think was around 24.5 for a 56cm.
    I purchased the standard bike knowing I was going to upgrade the components. I upgraded to shimano 105 shifters and derailleur, a new 9 speed cassette, installed my FSA carbon crankset, swapped out the tires to conti gatorskin 32's and added a specialized seat.
    I intend to use the Crossrip for an all around bike plus some short tours so I think the upgrades will suit me well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minister View Post
    I purchased the standard bike knowing I was going to upgrade the components. I upgraded to shimano 105 shifters and derailleur, a new 9 speed cassette, installed my FSA carbon crankset, swapped out the tires to conti gatorskin 32's and added a specialized seat.
    I intend to use the Crossrip for an all around bike plus some short tours so I think the upgrades will suit me well.
    Not so fast buddy. You don't think you can come in here and tell us about that sweet set up and not post pictures do you? We're waiting

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    Pics

    I will take some pics and post soon.

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    heheeh. i was looking into upgrading her but was a little hesitant too due to pricing. Debating if I should just save up for a true Endurance bike for rides 50+ miles and use this as my trainer/all around commuter.

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    Just picked up some road tires which are the Continental Grandprix 4 seasons... Much harsher ride than the stock due to higher pressure at 95psi but did gain 1 mph increase on my avg speed. It was a toss up between a semi slick such as the Kenda Happy Medium/Schwalbe Sammy Slicks or a dedicated road tire. Opted for the road tire since 95% of my rides on this bike is mostly road. I got a 29er for the trails but am thinking about getting some cyclocross tires for winter.

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    So where's da pics? heeh Looking to see what you have done on the bike. I just picked up some 4 Seasons Conti GP and they are awesome. Longest ride so far is 24 miles and still very comfortable..


    Quote Originally Posted by Minister View Post
    I purchased the standard bike knowing I was going to upgrade the components. I upgraded to shimano 105 shifters and derailleur, a new 9 speed cassette, installed my FSA carbon crankset, swapped out the tires to conti gatorskin 32's and added a specialized seat.
    I intend to use the Crossrip for an all around bike plus some short tours so I think the upgrades will suit me well.

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    Just took my all new Crossrip Elite over the alps. (Füssen-Venice-Zagreb-Balaton). It ran like hell for more than 1000km without even a puncture. On road, single trail, gravel, you name it. I can only praise this baby.

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    its an out-of-the-box Crossrip Elite 50cm size
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    Anybody have any love for the new Crossrip LTD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berserker26 View Post
    Anybody have any love for the new Crossrip LTD?
    I've seen one on instagram and it looked fantastic! I've still loving my 2013 Elite though, it's still going strong.

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    Just ordered my 2014 Trek cross rip elite today.. Hope to be riding it by next weekend.. Will post pics once I have it. Can wait!!!!

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    Picked my 2013 last night and did my saddle adjustment tonite and did a few test runs up and down the street, I have owned a lot of roadbikes over the years including aluminum, steel, carbon and my last bike a Titanium roadbike , and when it sold I thought I will never have another bike that rode that good.....WRONG! I had never heard of the Crossrip until I walked into my LBS and ask if they had any cyclo/gravel bikes, he pointed to the only one in the shop and it was the Crossrip, I test road it for about 50 feet and thought it was ok, that was on Monday , went home and starting reading reviews and was floored on how awesome these things are , sold my Ti bike on Tuesday and picked up the Trek on Wed....Wow ! What a ride sooo smooth and quiet !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wacowacko View Post
    Picked my 2013 last night and did my saddle adjustment tonite and did a few test runs up and down the street, I have owned a lot of roadbikes over the years including aluminum, steel, carbon and my last bike a Titanium roadbike , and when it sold I thought I will never have another bike that rode that good.....WRONG! I had never heard of the Crossrip until I walked into my LBS and ask if they had any cyclo/gravel bikes, he pointed to the only one in the shop and it was the Crossrip, I test road it for about 50 feet and thought it was ok, that was on Monday , went home and starting reading reviews and was floored on how awesome these things are , sold my Ti bike on Tuesday and picked up the Trek on Wed....Wow ! What a ride sooo smooth and quiet !
    Most likely the function of bigger tires.

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    Just picked up my 2014 trek cross rip elite
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    Just ordered a Crossrip LTD, can't wait...

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    Got myself a Crossrip LTD for commuting, road tours, off road trail riding in packed dirt and gravel. Love this bike so far. It's so versatile !

    I've got the Thudbuster ST seat post to help take the edge off those bumps (I ain't getting any younger). And I have a lovely light-weight and minimalist Tubus Fly Classic rack for my panniers. Regarding pedals, I just picked up the Shimano PD-A530 pedals since I really wanted dual platform.

    Let's talk tires:
    For long road rides I'm using GatorSkin DuraSkin 25mm. They are fast and durable !

    I just got the Clement MSO 40mm for off-road dirt and gravel rides. They fit just fine. Pics below !
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrm View Post
    tires out there. I really like the 35c Clement MSO CX all terrain tire.
    Oh I see they don't make the MSO in 35c anymore. Only in 32 and 40c. The USH comes in 35c now instead.
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    Ordered my 2015 Crossrip Elite yesterday (Est. delivery on 12/15/14). After doing several 30+ mile rides on my single speed 33/18 geared 26", rigid '95 Gary Fisher Mt Tam... I decided more gears and faster tires were in order. I'm 6'1 with 32 inseam, originally LBS owner thought I would be best fit on a 58 but after messing around with a 56 Crossrip Comp they had in stock, decided on the 56 Elite as it just fit right.

    Put $700 down and will pay the rest and enjoy the eff out of it when it comes in. Merry early Christmas to me!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by essinem4130 View Post
    Ordered my 2015 Crossrip Elite yesterday (Est. delivery on 12/15/14). After doing several 30+ mile rides on my single speed 33/18 geared 26", rigid '95 Gary Fisher Mt Tam... I decided more gears and faster tires were in order. I'm 6'1 with 32 inseam, originally LBS owner thought I would be best fit on a 58 but after messing around with a 56 Crossrip Comp they had in stock, decided on the 56 Elite as it just fit right.

    Put $700 down and will pay the rest and enjoy the eff out of it when it comes in. Merry early Christmas to me!!!
    Does the Trek have a long TT? 6'2" seems big for a 56.
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    I'm closer to 6'0 than 6'2.. 6' 1/2" perhaps? From a little bit of research I've done on the Crossrip it seems they do run a bit long compared to other bikes people have been fitted on. It could be the stem length, the geometry of the frame, but I can't say for certain.

    That aside, has anyone weighed the stock wheelset? I've read they are quite heavy (heavy being a relative term) along with the fact that general consensus is the Bontrager hard case tires are also quite heavy for their size . I don't plan to do much offroading with the bike, so would it be beneficial to change the rims out for something lighter, aluminium nipples and some lighter road oriented tires? Am I worrying about this for nothing? Never owned or ridden a road-ish bike before so any input would be appreciated.

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    You are correct, the Crossrips have a long top tube. I'm 6'2" and riding a 58 Crossrip Ltd, the reach is long, but comfortable for long rides. I have my stem in the raised position, rather than the typical angled downward config, which gives a more upright seating position.

    As for the wheels and tires, I'd give them some miles before considering upgrading. The stock wheels are pretty strong and the tires are tough so they work well over a variety of conditions, pavement, gravel and even light single track. True they aren't the lightest, but neither is the bike, you can drop some weight here and there, but it will never be a lightweight. It is a great well rounded bicycle though and despite being a good 6+ lbs heavier than my Madone, it carries its weight well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Paochow View Post
    You are correct, the Crossrips have a long top tube. I'm 6'2" and riding a 58 Crossrip Ltd, the reach is long, but comfortable for long rides. I have my stem in the raised position, rather than the typical angled downward config, which gives a more upright seating position.

    As for the wheels and tires, I'd give them some miles before considering upgrading. The stock wheels are pretty strong and the tires are tough so they work well over a variety of conditions, pavement, gravel and even light single track. True they aren't the lightest, but neither is the bike, you can drop some weight here and there, but it will never be a lightweight. It is a great well rounded bicycle though and despite being a good 6+ lbs heavier than my Madone, it carries its weight well.

    Very nice trail. Where is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CS2 View Post
    Very nice trail. Where is it?
    Just outside of Minneapolis, MN.

    The photo is about a month old though, looks like this now.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Paochow View Post
    You are correct, the Crossrips have a long top tube. I'm 6'2" and riding a 58 Crossrip Ltd, the reach is long, but comfortable for long rides. I have my stem in the raised position, rather than the typical angled downward config, which gives a more upright seating position.

    As for the wheels and tires, I'd give them some miles before considering upgrading. The stock wheels are pretty strong and the tires are tough so they work well over a variety of conditions, pavement, gravel and even light single track. True they aren't the lightest, but neither is the bike, you can drop some weight here and there, but it will never be a lightweight. It is a great well rounded bicycle though and despite being a good 6+ lbs heavier than my Madone, it carries its weight well.

    Thanks for the reply. I'm only basing my weight concerns on what I've read online, so several large grains of salt are needed.

    This is the first "road" bike I will have owned so the difference from my SS rigid MTB I've been doing ~30 mile road rides on will be significant I suspect.

    Bike should be here around Christmas, the wait is killing me..

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    Oh yeah, it will be like going from driving a pickup to a sports car. 30 mi rides will be a piece of cake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paochow View Post
    Oh yeah, it will be like going from driving a pickup to a sports car. 30 mi rides will be a piece of cake.
    I hope so. I love riding my SS but long flat straights and long steep ascents get frustrating when you find yourself coasting or walking.

    The new bike is here in two days, after being delayed since December 15.. I have a sneaking suspicion that some dock strikes in Long Beach had something to do with it getting pushed back so far, as the bike is coming from Asia to South California. Regardless, I can't wait to take it out on its maiden voyage!

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    Rode 95 miles between Sat and Sun, along with 2 four mile sprints today and yesterday. I think I'm in love.

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    Just shy of 50 miles today.


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    I read a lot about the Elite and LTD's. Anyone riding a Crossrip Comp??

    Just got a good 2nd test ride in today at the Trek store and put money down on a 2014. It absolutely doesn't feel heavy to me and its around the same weight as my 29" SS mountain bikes.

    Looking forward to putting in many miles this spring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by essinem4130 View Post
    Just shy of 50 miles today.

    Very nice! It's pretty easy to rack up miles on isn't it. I added a thudbuster to mine this past month and can't wait for the temps to warm up so I can try it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paochow View Post
    Very nice! It's pretty easy to rack up miles on isn't it. I added a thudbuster to mine this past month and can't wait for the temps to warm up so I can try it.
    It really is easy to ride for long distances. Please post how you like the Thudbuster, I've been contemplating getting one along with a Brooks seat to really make the bike comfortable.

    I changed the cranks last week to Tiagra compacts after having some creaking issues when powering up short, steep ascents and I have to say it was worth the investment. The bike feels quite a bit stiffer under power and shifts quicker and smoother.


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    Quote Originally Posted by essinem4130 View Post
    It really is easy to ride for long distances. Please post how you like the Thudbuster, I've been contemplating getting one along with a Brooks seat to really make the bike comfortable.
    Will do. One thing that really surprised me was the weight of the stock seatpost. It weighed a lead pipe-esque 400 grams, leaving the Thudbuster transformation at less than a 50 gr gain. If it works half as good as the Thudbuster LT on my Fatboy, I will be very satisfied.
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    Was in my LBS this morning and had them put some 700x25 Continental Gatorskins on as I'm mostly riding on relatively smooth paved surfaces. Bike seems to roll a bit easier and the tires made almost no noise on a ~30 mile ride today. Worthwhile investment IMO if the majority of your riding is on pavement. The reasoning I had was I'd like to save the stock tires for when I'm planning on a long offroad trail ride. After they removed the stock rear tire I noticed it had a pretty significant amount of wear and now I'm wishing I had changed them out when I first got the bike. Hindsight is always 20/20.

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    Can you/will you be riding the Gatorskins off road at all? Im kinda in the same boat. Bought a Crossrip Comp for putting in mostly road miles but want to have the option of semi offroad from time to time.
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    How does the Elite compare to the LTD? It doesn't seem like you're getting much more on the LTD for almost $500. That polished frame does look nice though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shocker99 View Post
    Can you/will you be riding the Gatorskins off road at all? Im kinda in the same boat. Bought a Crossrip Comp for putting in mostly road miles but want to have the option of semi offroad from time to time.
    I've done a small amount of fairly well groomed dirt paths at lower speeds (10mph at best) with the 25's and they are very sensitive to larger pieces of gravel so I can't really recommend them for off pavement riding. Maybe a compromise with a 700x28 but I've never ridden on 28's so I can't really add anything of value to that.


    Quote Originally Posted by CS2 View Post
    How does the Elite compare to the LTD? It doesn't seem like you're getting much more on the LTD for almost $500. That polished frame does look nice though.
    The LTD comes with 105 shifters and Tiagra cranks (I changed my FSA cranks to Tiagra) and the HY/RD cable actuated hydraulic disc brakes (of which I have no experience) vs the Elites Sora shifters, FSA cranks and Hayes CX Expert disc brakes. I have no complaints about the brakes, I spent $150 on new Tiagra cranks, so that puts me right around $1400 total investment vs the ~$1750 the LTD would have set me back. Is the extra ~$350 worth it to start fresh with 105 to you? If you want to buy a bike and can spend the money the LTD is nice because it already has the great shifters and cranks but I figured I would be wearing all of those components out eventually and would just upgrade down the road. Also, take into account bike availability, I had to wait almost 2 months to get the bike to my LBS from Trek and the one I finally got wasn't even the one I ordered.

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    And because why the hell not, a couple more pictures!




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    Quote Originally Posted by CS2 View Post
    How does the Elite compare to the LTD? It doesn't seem like you're getting much more on the LTD for almost $500. That polished frame does look nice though.
    I found my LBS was a bit more flexible on price with the Ltd, and I was able to get it for $300 more than the elite.

    The Ltd HYRD brakes were much better, especially considering I use it to pull my kids in a Weehoo. They required less effort for more power.

    The 10 speed 105 shifted a bit smoother than the 9 speed Sora. Either would have been fine, but the 105 just has a more precise feel.

    Add the polished frame and shiny orange bits and that was enough to seal the deal for me, the Ltd looks like a million bucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by essinem4130 View Post
    And because why the hell not, a couple more pictures!





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    Quote Originally Posted by Paochow View Post


    She's pretty.

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    Some pics from my really intense mountain adventure yesterday on my Crossrip. Climbed some gravel/hardpack/sand/stone trails that were easily over 20% grade. Had to hike up 3 of the hills because I didn't have enough traction.. could have used a triple up front as well.

    These are from the 2nd highest hill we went to. Did another 200' of climbing from here. The view was spectacular, I'll get better pictures and hopefully a video of the ride eventually.









    The downhill was crazy on this bike...

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    Great photos!
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    We just bought a 2014 CrossRip Elite for my wife.

    Does anyone know the weight of the stock Bontrager TLR wheelset? We're wondering if it's worth it to upgrade to something lighter.

    Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by essinem4130 View Post
    It really is easy to ride for long distances. Please post how you like the Thudbuster, I've been contemplating getting one along with a Brooks seat to really make the bike comfortable.

    I changed the cranks last week to Tiagra compacts after having some creaking issues when powering up short, steep ascents and I have to say it was worth the investment. The bike feels quite a bit stiffer under power and shifts quicker and smoother.

    After racking up some miles on my new Thudbuster ST, I can give it a ringing endorsement. The travel is less pronounced than the LT I have on my Fatboy, but it does a good job concealing the cracks and expansion joints as you go down the road. No noticable pedal bob either. The weight gain is less than 100 grams as the stock SSR post feels like it is made out of lead. The only negative aside from the small weight penalty is the offset, which combined with the long top tube on the Crossrip has me running my seat almost all the way forward, which could be an issue if you are short of arms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paochow View Post
    After racking up some miles on my new Thudbuster ST, I can give it a ringing endorsement. The travel is less pronounced than the LT I have on my Fatboy, but it does a good job concealing the cracks and expansion joints as you go down the road. No noticable pedal bob either. The weight gain is less than 100 grams as the stock SSR post feels like it is made out of lead. The only negative aside from the small weight penalty is the offset, which combined with the long top tube on the Crossrip has me running my seat almost all the way forward, which could be an issue if you are short of arms.
    Yep I like the thudbuster on mine as well. It's a shame it adds so much weight, but the vibration relief on my lower back is well worth it
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    Pics of my LTD below. Waiting for my Salsa Cowbell 2 bars to arrive in next week or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valiant1974 View Post
    We just bought a 2014 CrossRip Elite for my wife.

    Does anyone know the weight of the stock Bontrager TLR wheelset? We're wondering if it's worth it to upgrade to something lighter.

    Thank you.
    I don't have the weight off hand for the wheel set though personally I would lose the SSr seat post and evoke saddle off the bat. lower investment for a good amount of weight lost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by valiant1974 View Post
    We just bought a 2014 CrossRip Elite for my wife.

    Does anyone know the weight of the stock Bontrager TLR wheelset? We're wondering if it's worth it to upgrade to something lighter.

    Thank you.
    I have been looking for the weight of the TLR wheels as well. Two nights ago I mounted 28mm Gatorskins on my 2 month old CR Comp to save weight. The stock wheelset felt pretty heavy in my hands.

    I have already been discussing options with Dustin @ Southern Wheelworks.
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    +1. Switching to a carbon post will shave close to a half pound. I was amazed at how heavy it felt- I had a hard time telling which was heavier the Thudbuster or SSR, until I threw them on the scale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrribbits View Post
    Pics of my LTD below. Waiting for my Salsa Cowbell 2 bars to arrive in next week or so.

    https://imgur.com/a/A5OAc#0
    Sweet looking bike!

    I bought the Clement X'Plor MSOs 700x40c for my wife's CrossRip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shocker99 View Post
    I have been looking for the weight of the TLR wheels as well. Two nights ago I mounted 28mm Gatorskins on my 2 month old CR Comp to save weight. The stock wheelset felt pretty heavy in my hands.

    I have already been discussing options with Dustin @ Southern Wheelworks.

    If anyone weighs the wheelset, post the results here for us please. I'm watching some used Stan's NoTubes wheels on eBay and I'm trying to justify the purchase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paochow View Post
    +1. Switching to a carbon post will shave close to a half pound. I was amazed at how heavy it felt- I had a hard time telling which was heavier the Thudbuster or SSR, until I threw them on the scale.
    Good advice on the seatpost... I swapped the Bontrager post for an extra Easton EC70 I had. It made a huge difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by valiant1974 View Post
    If anyone weighs the wheelset, post the results here for us please. I'm watching some used Stan's NoTubes wheels on eBay and I'm trying to justify the purchase.
    I just bought Aksium One Disc on Easter sale for $239 shipped. If Biketiresdirect ever gets my tires in stock, then I'll get some accurate weights. (ordering chain whip too. Should have ordered it with Wheelset, I wasn't thinking. A duh moment..... actually the Aksium was a spur of the moment duh thing. Based on price...
    Kysrium one pro disk good thing, Stans Alpha 340 good thing, Stan's Grail good thing.

    Aksium one disc are still pretty heavy 1900g + something.

    How ever, It will be nice to have two wheelsets on hand, summer/winter. Or even 28's on one, 38's on the other. and swap as needed. only $40 more for another SRAM cassette.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclinglymie View Post
    I just bought Aksium One Disc on Easter sale for $239 shipped. If Biketiresdirect ever gets my tires in stock, then I'll get some accurate weights. (ordering chain whip too. Should have ordered it with Wheelset, I wasn't thinking. A duh moment..... actually the Aksium was a spur of the moment duh thing. Based on price...
    Kysrium one pro disk good thing, Stans Alpha 340 good thing, Stan's Grail good thing.

    Aksium one disc are still pretty heavy 1900g + something.

    How ever, It will be nice to have two wheelsets on hand, summer/winter. Or even 28's on one, 38's on the other. and swap as needed. only $40 more for another SRAM cassette.
    Thanks for the input on the Aksium wheelset. I purchased a set of Hope Hoops with Stan's Crest 29er wheels. I will ask the shop to weigh the OEM wheelset and post the results here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by valiant1974 View Post
    Thanks for the input on the Aksium wheelset. I purchased a set of Hope Hoops with Stan's Crest 29er wheels. I will ask the shop to weigh the OEM wheelset and post the results here.
    Any update?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hein View Post
    Any update?
    In case anyone still wants to know, the stock wheelset off my 2015 Crossrip LTD was 2.17 kg / 4.8 lbs.

    That was without the bolt on skewers and tires.

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    Anyone tried to put 27.5 mtb wide wheels on a crossrip frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasebt View Post
    Anyone tried to put 27.5 mtb wide wheels on a crossrip frame?

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    Like WTB 650x47 Horizon tire? I am interested in if they fit! but I am not going to buy the stuff just to see.

    However, If I did and they didn't fit.... It would be a good excuse to ditch the Crossrip for a Soma wolverine or something.

    Meh it sucks being on a budget..... hence the Crossrip elite.

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    BTW the Horizon 650x47 has same diameter as a 700x28.

    And we can and do run much larger tires on Crossrips. Like Clements X'Plor MSO 700x40 size.

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    Im thinking maybe giant revolt? The specs say you can put a 2.0 29er on it.

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    I normally like Giant, I hated the Revolt, and didn't like the Anyroad either. The newer Toughroad is really nice. None of them really match the Road Geo though. Revolt felt way dead. Anyroad is too much like a sit up bike. The Toughroad.... Well I wished I had miles and miles of fireroads Plus off the beaten paths to ride on. For my purpose it doesn't fit the need, but awesome bike.

    While I often want a flat bar bike for town/city stuff. I really want a bike that will go the 20 miles there and 20 miles back also. (at a decent pace without draining the fuel tank) Now, When I ride my Crossrip I just shoot for a 15 mph average and call it good.

    My biggest gripe about the crossrip is still the frame. I replace the ST BB with SM-BBR60 Outboard bearings. It helped a lot but not enough.
    So I suppose for me the only way to fix my issue is to move from a $1,200 bike to a $2,200 bike.

    specialized AWOL will also fit a 29x2.0

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    Quote Originally Posted by crankflips View Post
    In case anyone still wants to know, the stock wheelset off my 2015 Crossrip LTD was 2.17 kg / 4.8 lbs.

    That was without the bolt on skewers and tires.

    Did you happen to eyeball the interior width of the stock rims? Mine are currently filled with orangeseal, or I'd check

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    Quote Originally Posted by ph0rk View Post
    Did you happen to eyeball the interior width of the stock rims? Mine are currently filled with orangeseal, or I'd check
    Inner rim width on the stock rims is 17mm.

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    Just got a new FSA carbon fiber seat post to replace the Bontrager SSR stock, anyone know what size clamp I need? Looking to ditch the anodized blue...

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    Quote Originally Posted by classic_erik View Post
    Just got a new FSA carbon fiber seat post to replace the Bontrager SSR stock, anyone know what size clamp I need? Looking to ditch the anodized blue...

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    Have you looked on the bottom side of the clamp? The size may be marked there.

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    so, is it possible to put 27.5" rims and 2.1" tires on the crossrip?

    anyone tried it? is there a way to measure it?

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    The issue will be chainstay and seatstay width.

    First, mount 2.1 tires to 27.5 rims. Then measure from axle to widest part of the tire. Now do that same measurement from dropout on frame along chainstay. At that point measure width. Do same for seatstay. Now use calipers to measure tire width.

    There should be 3mm of clearance on each side of the tire for mud clearance.

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    27.5 on a crossrip

    Quote Originally Posted by wjphillips View Post
    The issue will be chainstay and seatstay width.

    First, mount 2.1 tires to 27.5 rims. Then measure from axle to widest part of the tire. Now do that same measurement from dropout on frame along chainstay. At that point measure width. Do same for seatstay. Now use calipers to measure tire width.

    There should be 3mm of clearance on each side of the tire for mud clearance.
    And the fork?

    Anyways, I am still thinking about getting one of the newer models 1/2/3 now, so I don't have a crossrip anywhere near me to measure stuff. I need to pay it, before they order it... which sucks.

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    Well, the front fork is not really the issue. It's the rear triangle that really limits tire width.

    In fact, you could just leave the 700c wheel up front, and only swap the back wheel out to a 650B.

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    I thought about 650 x 2.1 for crossrip and then after I looked at investment Cost I decided the Crossrip frame just wasn't worth the time and effort.

    If I move to 650b I'll also be moving to thru axle and tapered steering. Besides the Crossrip frame is a Flexy sled anyways.

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    Not an elite model but a crossRip comp model with few upgrades .
    Ryde trace xc rim with novatec 712 hubs ...1400 gr wheels set weight and 105 2x10 groupset with sram gxp 36/46 cranckset
    tyres are continental 700x42 puncture protection , but real
    width are 39 mm
    9.600 grams with pedals, I am very very happy with this bike
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