- lets see your cx bike then
Look Craig, you know you want one so stop messing about and get one! 😀
PS Are you going to be having a go at my night time fell race? http://www.alexbarnes1653.webspace.virginmedia.com/dashers/page35.htmlPosted 6 years agoglobaltiMember
Tricross from the Tesco of bike makers; a little heavy, not really a CX bike, more of a “cross-purpose” bike but I’m enjoying riding it with mudguards as a winter trainer and finding it faster than my club mates on their FS mountain bikes everywhere but on the downhills.
Posted 6 years agoMikeWWMember
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how do the forme bikes compare to other cx race bikes you’ve had?
We currently have 3 of these and I’m going to be buying 2 more at the end of the season (myself and my 2 boys race)Have also had Kinesis Evo3’s and Evo 4’s.. I think the frames are really good value for money and work really well. The Kinesis is a fraction lighter (not enough to notice) but the clearances and geometry and fork on these work really well.Posted 6 years agoThe Swedish ChefMember
Last race today, (public holiday here), after an intensive season. Carbon wheels and tubs already ordered for next year. It’s going in for a service and a little “blinging up” on Monday.
Training with the Swedish National team on Sunday so should be shown up completely then.Posted 6 years ago
Tell you more about the Kite? It just rides nice and looks great (imo)I had a Paul Milnes a while back and rides so much nicer. Can’t tell you much more to be fair other than I can’t wait to go ride it again on Sunday!
Bar tape not everyone’s taste but it does look ok in the flesh and matches the decals quite nicely.
And it now has Easton EC90x forks instead of the oe forks since those pics.Posted 6 years agosolariderSubscriber
Think this thread was done quite recently, but here’s an updated shot of mine.
Changed the wheels for Hyperons with FMB SSC tubs and have kept the Lightweights with Dugast Typhoon tubs for my new Speedvagen when it arrives. Just 9 months to wait now! Might spec it with internal routing for electronic, but will probably go old school with cables and cantis. For a steel frame, it feels somehow better.
The white hoods have been surprisingly mud-proof. Thought they would be a bit of fun for last summer, but they scrub up well. I have to draw the line at white tape though.
And the other one.
Posted 6 years agosamuriMember
Faster than mountain bikes on 90% of UK offroad trails.
Hard work – challenge.
Ride road – Ride offroad – ride road.
Fun, fun, fun.
Teeth? Hands? Forearms? Who needs them?
Fast! I’ll race anyone on my CX of they’re on a MTB. It has to include up and down bits though. Hey, maybe some flat bits too.
Why do you ride a CX bike, I don’t get it? – Always good for a laugh.Posted 6 years ago
My roadbike although light and stiff, is proper rattly and not that comfortable on long rides and I don’t race or need to go really fast, also would be nice to take it off beaten track, fireroads etc and I want to start touring and doing multi-day rides with rack/panniers etc -solution CX bike, specifically something like a surly cross check, something really versatile and long lasting that I can chop and change way into the future but still cane the miles on the road in my own way. Maybe I’m a fool for the latest marketing trend or something. But it makes sense to me and where I’m at with my cycling. (still keep the road bike though). anyway – that’s just all justification for another bike 😀Posted 6 years agoglobaltiMember
The road bike is too twitchy and too fragile (though I’m sure that’s only in my mind) and certainly too precious to ride in mud or on salty roads so a cross-purpose bike with mudguards makes every bit of sense, especially if it has disc brakes and can go off road or deal with mud and snow. It is also heavier and longer/slower handling than the road bike so makes a good trainer; jumping off the CX and onto the roadie is like jumping out of a Mondeo and into a Ferrari.Posted 6 years ago
PLEASE: Someone tell me what the deal is with
CX? road bikes that go in mud, just don’t get
Simply put, because they’re fun. They’re bikes that work pretty much anywhere. In the UK most areas are blessed with miles of trails that would be too tame on an mtb and also linked with sections of road. On a CX bike that’s a great combination as it’s surprisingly capable off road but spices up trails while the road sections don’t feel like riding through treacle like on an mtb.Posted 6 years ago
I class ny self as a mountain biker so tend to be a little heavy handed with my bikes.
Road bikes feel too fragile to me especially when I’m taking cheeky shortcuts bunnyhopping curbs and speed bumps etc.
yeah you’re probably right, you can’t do that type of stuff on a CX bike
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxC7rgeTGck[/video]Posted 6 years agofirestarterSubscriber
Robsoctane what samuri and clubber said. The two bikes I showed are now my only two bikes I own I don’t even have an mtb any more. Last year I had a turner five spot, surly karate monkey, ragley blue pig and a Sabbath September ti and sold them all as I realised all I needed was my crosscheck for what I rode I kept pompino too tho lol the pomp is always ss and cx tyres but my crosscheck changes from ss to fixed to geared from road Tyres to cx to 1.8 29er tyres some times with racks and guards sometimes not great bikes for all sorts of riding 😉Posted 6 years ago
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