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    Trek Crossrip and Crossrip Elite Roll Call

    Hi everyone, I just picked up a 13 Trek CrossRip Elite and totally love it. It has opened up a found new joy in urban riding as well as the option to hit the local trails. Coming from MTB this bike just puts a smile on my face each time I ride it. Trying to unite others who have experienced the same thing so post them up and share your thoughts, opinions, reviews, upgrades etc. Here are a couple pics of mine.

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    Mine's at the LBS waiting for a shorter stem. I wish they had the matte black frame for the Elite. I'm was also surprised at the jump between 50 to 54 cm frames with nothing in between. I cross shopped the Jamis Bosanova but no one had that thing in stock around me at all.

    Primarily going to use mine as a commuter.
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    OK picked up the bike yesterday after a quick fitting. Rode it work this morning. Here it is before it's maiden voyage:
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    This thing ain't winning no weight contests, that for sure. And coming from Ultegra on my road bike, Sora feels clunky. But the bike is really comfortable. I'm sure the wider tires help a lot and I do look forward to riding different types of trail surfaces with this as opposed to just tarmac.

    (Edit: I know, the seat needs to point down a little bit and no I'm not removing the dork disk or reflectors, it's a commuter, damn it! )
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    Congrats Josh on da new ride! =) Yea, was disappointed on the weight but for this being my first cross bike. I have no other complaints =) Def more of a commuter/trainer bike than a race bike for sure but each time I ride her it still puts a smile on my face because it is so comfortable to ride. Got 100 miles so far and just got some new tires for her. Purchased a set of Continental Grandprix 4 seasons 28c folding tires. Price was pretty expensive and did not get the satisfaction I was hoping for which was a 1.5+ mph on my rides but maybe I just need to break them in. What size did you get? Im 5'9 with an inseam of 30. According to others my frame size should be a 52-54 cm but I picked up a 56cm since it was $200 dollars off and it was the only size they had. Surprisingly, it fits and feels smaller than my 17.5 29er. I do feel a little stretched out when riding but I'm sure a quick swap on the stem to a 70 from 90 would do the trick. Otherwise, I have not other complaints on the sizing.

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    I got a 54cm. Apparently 50cm was sold out everywhere. I had them put a shorter stem on it which helped out a lot. I'm 5'8" so I had to lower the seat a bit too. Funny you ride a 17.5 29er. I actually probably should have gone with that but they fit me on a 19.5 2011 Trek X-Caliber. It is a little big but I've been riding it for 2 years with no problems. I think I might actually swap the original stem from the Crossrip on it to see how that feels.

    It is heavy but the gearing makes up for it. I guess it's entry level AL and entry level wheels so it's not totally surprising. I had to re-adjust the front derailleur and while it still rubs slightly, it's much better than when I first got it.

    Why did you go with the road tires? I'm actually planning on putting some 700c x 32 small block 8 tires I have lying around. The wide tires are super comfortable. I rode down a freshly milled road on the way home and actually very tolerable.
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    heheh that's funny =) I say as long as it feels right forget what numbers say and others opinions because they are not the ones riding the bike. I went with road tires because I spend most of my time on the Rip on open roads and barely hit the dirt since I take my 29er in the mountains. I am faster but not as fast as I think I would be especially dropping $100 on the tires. I am now thinking about Semi Slicks such as the Sammy Slick or Kenda Happy Mediums in 32c. I already got a pinch flat lol. Was looking at the Stans 340 disc wheelset and perhaps upgrading to 105's 10 speed drive train in the future but we will see. Happy Friday and RIDE ON!

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    On the Road the Schwalbe Marathon Supreme are very very fast and puncture resistant

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    Heavy duty version of Crossrip: fenders and Schwalbe Marathon Winter

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    In the meantime the fenders and the spike tyres are stored away.

    Can anybody recommend decent stable fenders? The Trek Bontrager Approved model is really not solid.

    Ps: do not try this at home. My Ultegra rear derailleur suffered from rust.

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    I have Planet Bike Hybrid Hardcore fenders on mine. I had to get creative with the front left attachment because of the brake calipers but it's been fine with some zipties to the eyelet.



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    Thanks joshhan. I am using Plant Bike fenders on my MTB. However the purchase was rather painfull: 35 USD for the fenders + 35 USD for the shipment. And as a nice surprise: extra 30 USD customs at delivery in Belgium

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    Great pics everyone! So just curious how many miles have you logged so far? According to Strava I got about 168 miles for a little over a month. =) Still loving it!

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    262.9 mi according to Strava as well. Since the beginning of May. Mostly commuting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joshhan View Post
    262.9 mi according to Strava as well. Since the beginning of May. Mostly commuting.
    wow now dat is mileage! Awesome!

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Trek Crossrip and Crossrip Elite Roll Call-2013-05-31-12.39.13-1-.jpgTrek Crossrip and Crossrip Elite Roll Call-2013-05-31-12.39.48-1-.jpgTrek Crossrip and Crossrip Elite Roll Call-new-bike-i.jpg my crossrip and I seeing the world. I love it dearly. changed out seat and got the bontrager paradigm rl saddle. the bb5 brakes are getting replaced with trp hy/rd's soon. I do 25 miles a day or more with np.

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    Love the crossrip, completely confused

    Hello everyone! Help a noob please, I'm desperate.

    I am looking at a new bike (complete newbie) and I really like the Trek Crossrip Elite. I test rode a 54 today and it felt good but the drop handlebars are very alien to me (very uncomfortable) and my back definitely was sore from such an acute angle lean. I wanted to try a 56 but they don't have it in stock (they can order it but I have to agree to buy it first). I test rode a different model 56 and the angle was better for my back (but other than that, I felt no real difference, but I don't know what difference I'm even looking for).

    But then the salesman said that he could adjust the 54 by changing the stem and adjusting the seat. So my question is, what things can I actually observe, note, feel, to know which bike size fits me best? And is it normal to sit on the seat of the bike and be on your tippy-toes with the ground? I prefer flat footed but I am inexperienced with such a bike, maybe this is normal? (I'm 6'0" 31 inseam).

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    Quote Originally Posted by 122333 View Post
    Hello everyone! Help a noob please, I'm desperate.

    I am looking at a new bike (complete newbie) and I really like the Trek Crossrip Elite. I test rode a 54 today and it felt good but the drop handlebars are very alien to me (very uncomfortable) and my back definitely was sore from such an acute angle lean. I wanted to try a 56 but they don't have it in stock (they can order it but I have to agree to buy it first). I test rode a different model 56 and the angle was better for my back (but other than that, I felt no real difference, but I don't know what difference I'm even looking for).

    But then the salesman said that he could adjust the 54 by changing the stem and adjusting the seat. So my question is, what things can I actually observe, note, feel, to know which bike size fits me best? And is it normal to sit on the seat of the bike and be on your tippy-toes with the ground? I prefer flat footed but I am inexperienced with such a bike, maybe this is normal? (I'm 6'0" 31 inseam).

    For your size I would suggest the 58, the 54 is waaaay too small for you. Have your bike shop measure you and get you fitted if you're going to have it ordered. Also check out this site for pointers on sizing. Articles about Bicycle Frames and Fitting

    Best of luck to you!

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    I got mine back in mid-April and replaced all the drivetrain components with Shimano Ultegra 3x10s from an older Trek Madone that I had. It helped on the weight a little bit. The community I live in has over 100 miles of paved multiuse paths that criss-cross the city in every which direction. I ride about 20-30 miles a day, four days a week with about 75% of that on the open road and the rest on the paved paths. I've put well over 1000 miles on it so far and the only real complaint I have is that I already need to replace the tires on it. Of my seven bikes, this one gets the most use.

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    Quick question, I have my stock wheelset from my 2011 Trek X-Caliber with some 32mm Kenda Small Block 8s currently installed on them. Think they would be an upgrade to the stock wheelset on the CrossRip? The CrossRip wheels weren't even branded IIRC while the X-Caliber wheels are at least Deore hubs and Bontrager SSR rims.
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    Cross Rip

    I got my Cross Rip on 5/28 and love it. I'm pushing 400 miles on it so far.
    I live along a rails to trail path that is mostly gravel with some paved spots. I'm on a mission to loose some weight and its going well so far. Down 30#s in 3 months. My new bike is helping with that a lot.

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    I was looking for a bike I could put in 40 mile rides on. I have't hit that number yet but I've got a few 32 mile rides in.

    I have to try lowering my tire pressure a bit. Sometimes the front wheel will was out on the gravel in a turn. Aside from that I love this bike.

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    The Perk trail! Nice, I'm in Lansdale and ride that every once in a while. It's great exercise. Keep up the riding and you'll find yourself riding the Perk trail into the SRT and back for some serious miles!

    I know the gravelly spots you're talking about and it's not necessarily going to get better with lower pressure. Deep pockets of gravel are tough to turn on with fat mountain bike tires too.

    Maybe a fat bike would be ok.
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    If I can keep my new routine going through the fall, I've promised myself a fat bike.

    I've ridden a Salsa Mukluk a few times in some snow. It amazing what they can handle.

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    Undecided ????

    Quote Originally Posted by ncruz408 View Post
    Hi everyone, I just picked up a 13 Trek CrossRip Elite and totally love it. It has opened up a found new joy in urban riding as well as the option to hit the local trails. Coming from MTB this bike just puts a smile on my face each time I ride it. Trying to unite others who have experienced the same thing so post them up and share your thoughts, opinions, reviews, upgrades etc. Here are a couple pics of mine.

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    Happy Trekking!
    Thanks for making this post---
    Rode my friends road bike a few times and could not get into the drop bars and angle of it-- it's the correct size and stem for me. But don't like the aggressive frame.

    6'2 235lbs. Primarily a mtn biker but looking at a more relaxed top tube for all around road bike- cross bike - rails to trails bike - inclement weather- all around bike ???

    Lbs has trek crossrip - bmc grand fondo w/ disc and also felt f65x. The felt has ill more aggressive frame than grand fondo & crossrip.

    Want to get into road riding -fire roads/ rails to trails / long road rides to train for mtn and lose weight.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks

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    Wow just saw the 2014 Trek crossrip Ltd.
    I may have to go that route !

    2014 Trek CrossRip, CrossRip Comp, CrossRip Elite and CrossRip LTD | Village Cycle Center Blog

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    Hmmm, don't tempt me. I've been considering a fatbike for winter commuting and MTB.
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    I just picked up a crossrip 2013 and sold my 29er. I am mainly a roadie but I like to hit the trails. I live in PA and like to use that trails usually weekly for a change of pace. Jeff

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    Finally got around to moving around the rotors and cassette to my stock X-Caliber wheelset.

    I should have weighed the actual difference between the weights but it seemed pretty substantial.

    Picked up a little bit more speed this morning on my commute but that could have been due to the cooler weather.

    Bottom line: The stock wheelset and tires are definitely a weak spot for this bike.
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    I did 55 miles the other day on my cross rip. Love that bike.
    I do wish I would have got the elite now. I've come accept the fact that I don't need a triple chainring set up now.

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    Trek Crossrip and Crossrip Elite Roll Call

    Picked mine up last week, I've got a lot of getting used to it to do as I've never ridden anything remotely road bikey or a cyclocross bike, but I'm hoping that I'll start jelling with it and setting some PR's on it soon.






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    Sweet bikes everybody. Keep the pics coming.

    Really liked this bike and almost pulled the trigger, but went with a Surly Cross Check instead, as I wanted the steel frame to do a bit of bike touring. Quick note, somebody mentioned the Schwalbe Marathon Supreme tires and I wanted to second that. The tires are a bit heavy, but are literally indestructable and I havent gotten a flat tire in 400 miles. I also saw the Brooks saddle up there, anybody use these? Was looking into getting a new Saddle on my cross bike, but wanted some more input.

    Enjoy the rides everybody, the CrossRip looks like a really fun and versatile bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvallejo View Post
    I also saw the Brooks saddle up there, anybody use these? Was looking into getting a new Saddle on my cross bike, but wanted some more input.
    As you know saddles are different for everyone but so far so good for me. I got the Brooks B17 standard. Bought it new and have a little over 600 miles on it (and the bike) so far. The longest I've been on it on one ride was about 40 and it was still comfortable while wearing regular old khaki shorts. Plus it lends a distinctive color to the bike.
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    Greetings Fellow CrossRip riders.

    Hello from Sunny Singapore. Just got my CrossRip 3 weeks ago and am loving it.
    Took part in Strava's August challenge and have ridden 350km (or approx 217 miles) on it already.

    Weighed the bike in at 11kg (or 24 pounds). I used to ride a hardtail MTB before venturing into CX bikes. I really wanted a road frame with drop bars and disc brakes so the weight isnt an issue for me.

    I've gone with a red and black scheme for the bike, even putting a rack at the back on it. I'm standing at 5ft 9.5" and got the size 56 frame with 90mm stem.

    It's such a versatile bike, making me go from roads to pavements to gravel with ease. Absolutely loving it as a commuter, racer and trail bike. Like what Trek says, What can't this bike do?
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    Let me preface this post by saying that I am new to both this forum and bikes that are less than 20 years old. So please forgive my noob post. I just ordered a '14 Crossrip Elite as an upgrade to my '92 Hard Rock w/slicks and I am stoked to have a new daily commuter. Coincidentally, my [frame] pump, a dinky little old topeak is on its last legs. I am looking to get a real frame pump soon and would like some input. Despite my aesthetic tendencies, I know that I will not find a slate-blue pump to match the new color , so it all comes down to functionality. I will be getting a 54cm. Any suggestions about the longest pump that will fit vertically in the frame?

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    Just ordered a 2014 Crossrip Elite, hope to have it by the end of the week.
    I will report in after I put a few miles on her.

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    I use a Amazon.com: Topeak Road Morph G Bike Pump with Gauge: Sports & Outdoors and it fits perfectly on my 56cm crossrip =) sorry for the late reply.. any new pics anyone?

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    Princess Vader the Crossrip

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    dam bro! Nice pics and VID! Which gopro u using? Love the color scheme on da bike. Welcome to the group! BTW, what bag r u using on the front? I'm looking for one so I can put a bluetooth speaker near the cockpit for some tunes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncruz408 View Post
    dam bro! Nice pics and VID! Which gopro u using? Love the color scheme on da bike. Welcome to the group! BTW, what bag r u using on the front? I'm looking for one so I can put a bluetooth speaker near the cockpit for some tunes.
    thx bro, I use the gopro 3 black edition. I filmed in 720 cause I only had 4gig memory card that day. going to do it again now i have a 64gig card. the front bag i use works great for holding house keys and gel. heres the link, click on "more views" under the pic and you'll see i have the smaller one strap one. they have other sizes n such. Bontrager Speed Box - Frame - Bags - Accessories -Trek Store
    For bluetooth I have a JBL charge in the bottle cage. works great and has a usb to charge your portables. I can run a usb to my gopro when i have it mounted under the handlebars and the JBL charge will extend it's batter life by a huge factor (just make sure you have the skeleton gopro cage. the one it comes with is enclosed)
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    I like my Crossrip Elite but the brakes are nearly worthless. I'm wondering if they got some lube on them-I can't even lock up the back. My wife's V-brakes are much more powerful. Any thoughts?

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    Trek Crossrip and Crossrip Elite Roll Call

    Yup mine are the same, I can rarely lock them up but rarely need to either. 1000 miles coming up on mine now and I've got to say that I love the bike much more than I ever thought I would.

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    Really love the look of these. I was looking at one, and eventually went with a Surly Cross-Check, but still considering this if I ever want to switch things up. It's definitely a lot lighter, and looks like a great commuter. Had to have a bike for touring so the Cross-Check fit my needs a bit better.

    Awesome bikes everybody... Love the red tape and pedals too!

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    You are right, there's no need to lock them up. Just a little surprising. Was bombing down gravel yesterday and came on patches of snow and ice. Was PLEASED they didn't lock up then!

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    My bling-tastic Crossrip LTD

    The finish is a lot more reflective than I expected. I was stoked that the red Candy 2 pedals matched the hubs.

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    Wait... What did you do to the finish? Strip and reapply the decals?

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    Never mind... I see it's a new model. Nice ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by phrappa View Post
    The finish is a lot more reflective than I expected. I was stoked that the red Candy 2 pedals matched the hubs.

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    Awesome looling crossrip, i love it!

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    Crossrip Elite

    Just picked up my trek cross trip elite. The only thing that I have changed is the seat to a Forté Pro XFR Saddle and traded out the stock peddles for Shimano PD-M520 SPD MTB Pedals. I feel better being clipped in..
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    I picked up a Crossrip Comp after talking to the guy at the bikeshop for awhile last Fall. I am pretty new to the riding scene other then riding bike when I was a kid. The plan is to do a lot of bike riding with the family around town and on the paved bike trail in town. I am also going to do 2 of the 7 days of Ragbrai(Big Ride across the state of Iowa) this year and if I handle that fine, Look at doing the entire week ride next year. I currently live 12 miles from work, so wanting to start commuting via bike a few days for the fresh air and exercise this summer. I do want to get a GPS to mount on my bike to log miles and stuff so am open to recommendations there. Otherwise going to start riding it stock and go from there on what I might want to upgrade. I want to get a trainer for the winter months as we have some pretty harsh winters here(This winter we had a lot of -20 to -50 temps with 50mph winds, so not looking to ride outdoors do much in the winter but want to keep up indoors. I haven't ridden my Crossrip other than around the block when I got it as weather was already setting in for the winter, so really excited to get it out as everything is melting and temps are hitting 40 here now! Will post some updates after I get to get out and ride it for a bit.

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    Congrats, I've been using mine to commute too. But my commute is only a little over 5 miles each way. Although it's been my primary ride these days with all the snow melting everywhere. It's all fendered up.

    For tracking rides, just use your phone with an app (endomondo, strava, mapmyride, etc) until you feel the need for a dedicated unit for longer rides. Garmin units are good for that.
    Bikes, lots'o bikes

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    Enjoy your CrossRip, I also use mine for commuting, 10 miles each way to work, I've put about 1600 miles on mine since August and have just taken the fenders off mine as the weather is turning now. I love my CR, it surprises me just how fast it is and I like to log my miles on a Garmin Edge 800.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tharnisch View Post
    I picked up a Crossrip Comp after talking to the guy at the bikeshop for awhile last Fall. I am pretty new to the riding scene other then riding bike when I was a kid. The plan is to do a lot of bike riding with the family around town and on the paved bike trail in town. I am also going to do 2 of the 7 days of Ragbrai(Big Ride across the state of Iowa) this year and if I handle that fine, Look at doing the entire week ride next year. I currently live 12 miles from work, so wanting to start commuting via bike a few days for the fresh air and exercise this summer. I do want to get a GPS to mount on my bike to log miles and stuff so am open to recommendations there. Otherwise going to start riding it stock and go from there on what I might want to upgrade. I want to get a trainer for the winter months as we have some pretty harsh winters here(This winter we had a lot of -20 to -50 temps with 50mph winds, so not looking to ride outdoors do much in the winter but want to keep up indoors. I haven't ridden my Crossrip other than around the block when I got it as weather was already setting in for the winter, so really excited to get it out as everything is melting and temps are hitting 40 here now! Will post some updates after I get to get out and ride it for a bit.
    The GPS that I use is Edge® 200. It's good for what it does. It Tracks time, distance, speed and GPS position. If that's what your looking for check it out.

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