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  • Premier Icon sefton
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    come on lets see some cx bikes again.

    clubber
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    Dolan Multicross

    clubber
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    Oops… killed it dead!

    MrSparkle
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    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.html

    Premier Icon sefton
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    hey mate, you still riding local?

    yeah I might nip upto Paul Milnes soon 😀 or get one of the PX jobs?

    I’ve also got a good price on an Empella too (but need to travel to collect)

    I’ve not been running for a while now – I’ll have a look

    globalti
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    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.

    pixelmix
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    Newish Pro 6 here. Shown in the photo in it’s original guise – a couple of very minor tweaks since then.


    Kinesis Crosslight Pro6 by pixelmix, on Flickr

    Premier Icon firestarter
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    MikeWW
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    A couple of ours here

    Premier Icon sefton
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    how do the forme bikes compare to other cx race bikes you’ve had?

    Premier Icon ourmaninthenorth
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    Very nearly bought one of those Forme Hiver frames, but then got distracted by a 9 month old Uncle John for the same price (i.e. whole bike for the price of a frame!).

    No pics, but you can guess what a UJ looks like….

    MikeWW
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    sefton – Member
    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.

    h4muf
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    From a muddy 62miler about 4hrs ago!

    oldgit
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    None without me on it. Pearson Double Cross 105/FSA

    The current one:


    IMAG0679 by http://www.sussex-mtb.com, on Flickr

    The last one:


    2009_0531_160052AA by http://www.sussex-mtb.com, on Flickr

    The one before that:


    2006_1021_161348AA by http://www.sussex-mtb.com, on Flickr

    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.

    Couple of shots of my cheapo ebay special. Graham Weigh frame, campag mirage.

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    Premier Icon sturmey
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    Hummerlicious who imports the Alan now, looked on Elmey cycles site but couldn’t see anything. I used to own an Alan road bike from the late 80s aluminium screwed and bonded.Was looking for one but just pressed the button for a Planet x on bike to work instead.

    tollah
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    Singular Kite, awesome bike loving riding it.


    Kite by sheldonattwood, on Flickr


    Kite by sheldonattwood, on Flickr


    Used Kite by sheldonattwood, on Flickr

    mattyh222
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    Fred Whitton mode


    With standard wheels

    @sturmey – don’t know, I had that one a while back. I’ve not seen any new ones about actually. I’m going to get a Kinesis with disc brakes next. I love my Five T, but I think I’d like decent braking now.

    Daisy_Duke
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    Sadly not as clean and well looked after the day it came out of LBS!

    Premier Icon sefton
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    tell me more about the singular kite, is it the first cx bike you’ve had?

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    Wish it was mine

    WTF_v2 by VanDesselSports, on Flickr

    wors
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    ^ that is lovely.

    Kevevs
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    Not sure about the bartape but, ooh that Singular is niiice.

    tollah
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    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.

    Premier Icon solarider
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    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.

    fontmoss
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    Kite looks very tidy but but sure it would be any lighter or nicer to ride than my cross check, I’d still buy one if had the cash though

    Kevevs
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    cross check is top of my list for next bike I think. Spent aaaaaages looking into a good value do it all all-rounder and tourer bike. That singular is a nicer more expensive version of what I’m after.

    robsoctane
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    PLEASE: Someone tell me what the deal is with CX? road bikes that go in mud, just don’t get it…

    This is not a troll, I know nothing of CX so please explain ❓

    samuri
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    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.

    Kevevs
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    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 😀

    globalti
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    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.

    Premier Icon ian martin
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    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.

    clubber
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    PLEASE: Someone tell me what the deal is with
    CX? road bikes that go in mud, just don’t get
    it. ..

    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.

    tollah
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    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]

    Premier Icon firestarter
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    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 😉

    Solarider, if you’re trying to make me jealous it’s working- Pegorettis, Sevens and now a Speedvagen, very very nice collection.

    clubber
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    tollah – didn’t he say ‘road bike’ though? 😉

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