It's videos like these……
like the tailwhipping in the first video
Definitely not a tail whip. A tailwhip would be impossible on that with the lengh of the cables and do the drops even clear the top tube?
Definitely different and shows what light bikes can do. Goods whip (not tailwhips) on the dirt jumps.Posted 6 years agoaPMember
More middle class? When I started racing cyclocross in 93 it wasn’t anything like middle class. Admittedly I was shit then, and still am, but it was fun. And I’ve ridden cx bikes off road regularly for 15 years – I just like them. At Christmas my 96 islabike is getting a 10spd upgrade from 8spd Campag. Like plastic surgery I guess.
Just thinking – I recognise that kitchen and sofa from the 2nd mini.Posted 6 years agoTrimixMember
Recently I had a go on a mates CX bike instead of my “all mountain” style mtb.
It was fun / scary, made me laugh and I fell off a lot. Good for one ride, but any more and I would have become very frustrated at its limitations off road. I would have broken it soon as well.
Sure, its light and fast on smooth stuff – but off road it was painfull, skittish, limited and felt like it would snap. As soon as it got rough I had to slow right down.
If you ride road bike, then I reckon you would like it, as they are great up to a limited point. If you ride mountain bikes just go and buy a road bike.
I did really enjoy it, but mostly because it was so odd and scary.Posted 6 years agowwaswasSubscriber
I think the point of cx bikes isn’t that you ride them on exactly the same routes you take your Mtb on. You mix it up a bit do some road and fire roads.
Like riding a rigid Mtb, you can do most stuff just not with so much margin for error as you get with big tyres and some boing – they’re just more fun if you treat them differentlyPosted 6 years ago
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