I hear you can use the mudguard quick releases to make that easier
That there Cotic Escapade
Thanks for the confirmation kelvin.
I'm going to bloody well buy one.
I like infact I like alot
I have owned a Pompino and a Kaffandbak for 12 years and they are ace no other road bike has apealed to me till now
My card is a twitching cos my 26er Simple and Soul need company
Do it dodger!!
I'm slightly cursing and wondering if I'm a Med or Large.
I went with a 58 on my X and still run a good 6-8" of seatpost around town, although I do drop it for descending off road.
The 56 I slung a leg over felt like it would be at full adjustment of everything. There are times I've wondered if a smaller frame might've been a good choice but not many. I'm a medium on most other things that don't say 'Santa Cruz' on the downtube.
I'll have to get the measuring stick out and take a good look.. And think about whether I need another bike in the category. My X is a great mix of practical and offroad and certainly not for towpaths only. Rocky descents are a lot more comfortable with a sus fork on a MTB though... I'm a little worried I would end up using one and not the other. My X has already surprised me and displaced a regular HT on many rides ending up my most ridden bike.
Not entirely sure I get the criticism about axle: unless you have multiple cross bikes you aren't really going to be putting a wheel like this on anything else, and something like a pro2 and RWS / SS 9mm qr would make the issue largely go away. Cy's still tackling the wheel ejection potential issue that the X did with the drive side caliper mount. Not convinced that's not a more elegant solution. Maybe a middle ground and keep 9mm for rigidity and cant dropouts forward a la 26er QR sus fork?
Thats rather nice , i think the colour is growing on me as well ... Have been eyeing up a cross bike for a while now as to take in some round town loops and non technial bridleways etc etc and this seems a decent price and has a fair bit of flexabilty with mudguard eyes and tire sizes etc etc
im in the market for a 54 cotic x and a med pompino frame if that swigs anyones decision
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