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Re: CX Bike Gallery

Postby Pb » Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:14 am

are hydros back in circulation now? / when will they be?
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Re: CX Bike Gallery

Postby mitchy_ » Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:12 am

Carrots wrote:Giant switched to selling them with cable discs whilst SRAM was sorting their poop out. They knocked the price down as a result also. Only recently they've begun selling with hydro, although they're doing a number of deals on cable bikes to get rid of them as it's a hell of lot cheaper than the labour to switch back to hydro.


ahhh. wish i had a look before i bought my CX, i just assumed the TCX was out of my budget. :(

Pb wrote:are hydros back in circulation now? / when will they be?


yep! i've heard of quite a few sets of Red 22 hydro and S700 hydro's being replaced and now used.
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Re: CX Bike Gallery

Postby poohkies » Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:22 pm

wife's new cx bike (brought for commuting)

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Re: CX Bike Gallery

Postby Cmm » Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:08 pm

Mitchy I just put a deposit on the tcx advance 1 total is under 2300 :) with cable discs
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Re: CX Bike Gallery

Postby Pb » Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:13 pm

yep! i've heard of quite a few sets of Red 22 hydro and S700 hydro's being replaced and now used.


where would said shifters/brakes be available?
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Re: CX Bike Gallery

Postby mitchy_ » Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:30 pm

Cmm wrote:Mitchy I just put a deposit on the tcx advance 1 total is under 2300 :) with cable discs


damn! still more than i wanted to spend, but it'd probably have splurged for the Adv 1, love the look of it.

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yep! i've heard of quite a few sets of Red 22 hydro and S700 hydro's being replaced and now used.


where would said shifters/brakes be available?


i've not actually seen any for sale, but i know the warranty replacements are being issued, so presumably once they are fulfilled stock will trickle in.
there is a set of S700's on ebay though, warranty replacement.
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Re: CX Bike Gallery

Postby KGB » Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:29 pm

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My hefty Surly Crosscheck. I found out the other day that frame and fork are close to 3kg!
Started with some random shimano 9spd bits inc bar end shifter but currently has 105 10spd with crappy tektro onyx brakes, fulcrum racing 7cx wheels and schwalbe CX pro tyres. Had rapid robs on to begin with which were slightly bigger but significantly heavier.

It's acceptable in current guise... But I'll probably swap it over to campag 10 speed so I can share commuting wheels with the roadie and hence consolidate my stable of bikes.

2 CX races and about 500km of commuting completed so far. Still a work in progress! I started with a budget bike since I'd never raced CX or mtb before. Now I love it and am wishing I just dropped 1500 or so on a nicer machine up front - but where's the fun in that? :)
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Re: CX Bike Gallery

Postby dalai47 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:09 pm

Nice photo KGB, :D
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Re: CX Bike Gallery

Postby KGB » Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:42 am

Cheers dalai! A freebie taken by ridingfocus.com and downloaded after states last weekend at Newcastle. Worth a plug!
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Re: CX Bike Gallery

Postby silentbutdeadly » Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:34 am

The Cross Check is only hefty because you clearly are not.

I just picked up some Kinesis carbon forks (~$200) to pull a bit more weight off my Scott and give some front end compliance (plus I need the Scott alloy forks for the Ghettograveller which has a 1-1/8 threaded fork whose A-head converter is trying to kill me).
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Re: CX Bike Gallery

Postby Dirty32 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:16 am

Cmm wrote:Mitchy I just put a deposit on the tcx advance 1 total is under 2300 :) with cable discs


Wow... Not bad at all. I figure the TCX SLR1 wouldnt be too bad at that price, but the TCX Advanced is a step up again. Nice buying!
Let me know how it rides.

The TCX Advanced & SLR's are now being advertised with Sram S700 Hyd Disks again. The Focus Mares AX1 I was considering also has the Sram S700's.
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Re: CX Bike Gallery

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:17 pm

KGB wrote:Image

My hefty Surly Crosscheck. I found out the other day that frame and fork are close to 3kg!
Started with some random shimano 9spd bits inc bar end shifter but currently has 105 10spd with crappy tektro onyx brakes, fulcrum racing 7cx wheels and schwalbe CX pro tyres. Had rapid robs on to begin with which were slightly bigger but significantly heavier.

It's acceptable in current guise... But I'll probably swap it over to campag 10 speed so I can share commuting wheels with the roadie and hence consolidate my stable of bikes.

2 CX races and about 500km of commuting completed so far. Still a work in progress! I started with a budget bike since I'd never raced CX or mtb before. Now I love it and am wishing I just dropped 1500 or so on a nicer machine up front - but where's the fun in that? :)

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Re: CX Bike Gallery

Postby mitchy_ » Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:35 pm

playing musical wheels, trying to diagnose if it's just a bloody heavy wheelset that makes the CX bike feel sluggish before i order something like Kinesis Crosslight CX Disc's. kinda tempted to keep them on there now!

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Re: CX Bike Gallery

Postby cancan64 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:40 pm

mitchy_ wrote: something like Kinesis Crosslight CX Disc's.


They are cheap...$406 at Merlins and under 1600g...couldnt find a bad review
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Re: CX Bike Gallery

Postby mitchy_ » Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:43 pm

cancan64 wrote:
mitchy_ wrote: something like Kinesis Crosslight CX Disc's.


They are cheap...$406 at Merlins and under 1600g...couldnt find a bad review


yep, and at 1550g they're lighter than my carbon wheels. :lol: and they've just come back in stock. (presumably out of stock everywhere as they seem fantastic for the price)
i didn't want to buy anything else for this bike, but i think some lighter wheels are needed.
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Re: CX Bike Gallery

Postby cancan64 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:46 pm

Add a pair of Schwalbe Sammy Slick Cyclocross at $73 for the 2 and free freight...both cheaper than wiggles
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Re: CX Bike Gallery

Postby Newcastle Dave » Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:01 pm

Got my new Merida a couple of weeks back, here is a pic at from the top of Mount Sugarloaf

(or there would be if I could work out how to post a photo from flickr)

Thinking of swapping the tyres for something more suitable for the commute along the Fernleigh track (bitumen/concrete) - and suggestions ?
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Re: CX Bike Gallery

Postby nezumi » Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:00 am

Newcastle Dave wrote:Got my new Merida a couple of weeks back, here is a pic at from the top of Mount Sugarloaf

(or there would be if I could work out how to post a photo from flickr)

Thinking of swapping the tyres for something more suitable for the commute along the Fernleigh track (bitumen/concrete) - and suggestions ?


I have a Merida CX4. I picked up a second set of wheels of these forums and I have fitted Continental GP4000s to them. When I started out commuting I had some Schwalbe Marathon Pluses, however I am now using those predominantly as a winter tyre.

If I manage to bite the bullet and get a carbon wunderkind roadie, the GP4000s will be used for that and the CX4 will either have the puncture proof SMPs or some off-road knobbies on.
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Re: CX Bike Gallery

Postby petie » Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:42 pm

poohkies wrote:wife's new cx bike (brought for commuting)

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Looks great. What model is that? Makes my dew drop look agricultural(it is)!
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Re: CX Bike Gallery

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:49 pm

petie wrote:
poohkies wrote:wife's new cx bike (brought for commuting)

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Looks great. What model is that? Makes my dew drop look agricultural(it is)!

Looks like the Jake dedicated CX. Sweet looker from Kona these days.

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Re: CX Bike Gallery

Postby Pb » Sun Sep 07, 2014 5:58 pm

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my new pivot :)
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Re: CX Bike Gallery

Postby nezumi » Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:03 pm

Pb wrote:my new pivot :)


Looks beastly - but I can just imagine the heckles if you go over the bars, pivotting around the front wheel etc. :D
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Re: CX Bike Gallery

Postby mitchy_ » Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:27 pm

phwoah... that's sexy.

mine has copped a bit of love recently, 1x10 along with new wheels and tyres transformed it into a new bike.

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Re: CX Bike Gallery

Postby Cmm » Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:29 pm

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Re: CX Bike Gallery

Postby cancan64 » Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:17 pm

Picked up my Trek Boone 9 last Saturday but was only able to ride it this weekend...

In its natural habitat

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and change of wheels and pedals

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