CX bikes taking my KOMs!

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  • Premier Icon jam bo
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    next you’ll be complaining about the wind like all the roadies do.

    Premier Icon shortcut
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    Maybe you need a different category for 29ers and crosser riders.

    mrmo
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    and your point? there are a few KOMs i have taken for off road sections on the road bike.

    As for the wind, which is fairer a chaingang or a tailwind?

    Quite satisfying taking a KOM off the local chaingang, ok it was SLIGHTLY wind assisted!!!!

    tizzzzle
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    and your point?

    I don’t really have one. Just want you to be aware that I am superior for riding a real bike

    traildog
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    If you want to race, then enter a race. Strava should be seen as a training aid and maybe motivation, but the KOM’s are nonesense (and dare I say dangerous in some cases?).
    As for CX bike, it’s lesser cheating than wind/chaingang/motor/digital epo. Just think, there are people slogging their guts on downhill bikes, just for you to take it on your 456.

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    Just want you to be aware that I am superior for riding a real bike

    or possibly they are superior for riding a crap offroad bike faster than a “real bike”?
    🙂

    Just get over it, it’s only Strava, so not the end of the world.

    trail_rat
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    why not do as some folk did on one of my rides when i took my TT bike out for a race pace spin to check the position.

    just leave abusive comments alluding to me being a cheat……

    Premier Icon miketually
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    Maybe you need a different category for 29ers and crosser riders.

    The weight categories work for that 😉

    globalti
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    A CX bike will beat a mountain bike up a hill; it’s usually lighter and the stiff rear triangle makes standing on the pedals rewarding. Wait until the rocky downhill bit though; the CX rider will be off and walking.

    bigyinn
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    How do you know they are on CX bikes? Or are you just actually not very fast and trying to justify that to the Strava luvvies??

    mrblobby
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    If you want to race, then enter a race

    A big +1 for this.

    Strava is a bit of fun. Conditions and gps accuracy vary so much. Long steepish road sections are about the only ones that might actually have any sort of significance (where wind, chain ganging, TT bikes and skinsuits don’t help as much.)

    clubber
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    If it’s any consolation, I have a route that I only ever ride on my CX bike as it’s mostly a bit boring on an mtb. One of the DHs is great on a CX bike but very slow and bumpy as it’s rocky/rooty/wet/slippy but the mtbers are the best part of a minute ahead on it. Maybe I’ll do it on my mtb one day just to get a KOM 🙂

    Wait until the rocky downhill bit though; the CX rider will be off and walking.

    Not really, just very careful picking of lines which makes it a lot slower. You might be suprised what you can actually ride on a CX bike and particularly if it’s not too bumpy, how fast you can do it even if it’s twisty.

    tizzzzle
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    Err.. I think you think I care more about this than I actually do!

    Just wondered what people’s thoughts were. Some of you seem a bit bitter if I’m honest. Don’t worry guys, you’ll get that KOM one day 😉

    I also have no idea what ‘chainganging’ is, but it sounds like something I don’t want any part of…

    Premier Icon akira
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    Chainganging is a bunch of guys in weird tight clothing starting at each others arses and making funny hand gestures.

    Premier Icon njee20
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    So how do you know they’re on cross bikes?

    mrblobby
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    Just wondered what people’s thoughts were. Some of you seem a bit bitter if I’m honest. Don’t worry guys, you’ll get that KOM one day

    😆

    I do pick them up quite frequently on the road but am amazed at the number of times that they taken back invariably on the very next day. Some competitive folk out there!

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    I’ve got loads of KOMs on my CX bike.

    I thought it was cos I’m awesome but now you’ve put me in my place and made me realise that I’m cheating…

    😉

    ska-49
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    Just started using strava. Surprised how dangerous some of the segments are! Winding footpaths with hedgerows either side. You can’t see more than 5 meters ahead at most and the KOM on one route is 28.5 km/h! I see loads of dog walkers along this route and can’t help but feel that the riders are pretty careless.

    It is satisfying taking a KOM though. Took my first this morning 😀

    clubber
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    They’ll get marked hazardous soon enough ska-49 and then no more KOMs 😉

    tizzzzle
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    So I know all’s fair in Strava land, but this is bugging me.
    Slogged my guts out to get some local off-road KOMs in the mud on my 456 only to find my times beaten by 2 guys riding together on skinny tyres during the recent dry(ish) spell.

    Cheating I tell you!! Is it?

    (back to looking at cheap CX bikes online…)

    andypaul99
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    I dont really ride my road bike much, so on strava i have stuck MTB next to my name to justify my poor peformance on the road….that does however put far more pressure on me when im off road!
    No excuses then 😉

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    I went out on my CX bike last night for a quick blast. They are very quick on some stuff!
    I wouldn’t feel in the slightest bit a cheat if I managed to get a KoM (got a 6th and a 9th last night). Just as I wouldn’t mind putting some downhill tyres on to try a few local descents.

    I would feel slightly smug if I got a road KoM on my CX tyres though.

    mattsccm
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    Can’t be much of a climb then can it?

    Premier Icon iain1775
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    What’s a KOM?
    Is it anything to do with just having nice simple fun?

    How many people does a segment need to have ridden it before it’s a worthwhile KOM?

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