CX Bike Gallery

jubaeg
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Re: CX Bike Gallery

Postby jubaeg » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:52 am

I've had this rig for about 6 months, and have only just started riding it. A couple of weeks ago I rode from North West Sydney to Shellharbour [M7 to Campbelltown to Wedderburn to Bulli to Shellharbour]. A slight Google maps misunderstanding regarding whether you could go all the way along Wedderburn rd / Minerva rd to Appin meant that I had to back track through firetrails and I after a 2hr slog where I was pushing for about 30 mins I got back to Appin rd [along firetrail 10W and 10B], as I'm running tubeless 40mm tyres it was a fantastic ride and I can't wait to do more gravel and firetrail. I haven't quite mastered how to post a photo, so here is a link - Focus AX running 105s
https://photos.app.goo.gl/jzlOtsLf4KNeXAxb2

ningnangnong
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Re: CX Bike Gallery

Postby ningnangnong » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:58 am

Here you are mate:

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Nice rig by the way!

jubaeg
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Re: CX Bike Gallery

Postby jubaeg » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:44 am

ningnangnong wrote:Here you are mate:
Nice rig by the way!


Sweet, thanks for doing that. Quite a lengthy URL in there!
The bike is probably about 11KG (Alloy) and its just standard road bars, however it performed really well on the firetrail bits where I wasn't that much slower than I would have been on a MTB (the limiting factor being the operator), and then to glide onroad over any obstacle and bitumen seam and bump and all the other detritus that collects on the side of the road was such a pleasure.
I'd been patiently lurking on Gumtree/Facebook and eBay for about 18-24 months [dreaming about all those amazing carbon rigs] before I found this one second hand. The brakes are TRP cable then hydro at the caliper and I'd wanted full hydro, however they work as disc brakes should (160 front and rear I think). Am running 11-36 rear casette, and am about to put 50-34 on the front.

Have also done some firetrail around Castle Hill, and am planning on doing Wisemans to Bell and possibly Wisemans up the GNR (although I'll probably do MTB for that one given how gnarly the GNR is for the first 10k till Western Commission turn off.

Very happy to have a versatile rig to do road, gravel and firetrail.

caneye
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Re: CX Bike Gallery

Postby caneye » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:44 pm

jubaeg wrote:I've had this rig for about 6 months, and have only just started riding it. A couple of weeks ago I rode from North West Sydney to Shellharbour [M7 to Campbelltown to Wedderburn to Bulli to Shellharbour]. A slight Google maps misunderstanding regarding whether you could go all the way along Wedderburn rd / Minerva rd to Appin meant that I had to back track through firetrails and I after a 2hr slog where I was pushing for about 30 mins I got back to Appin rd [along firetrail 10W and 10B], as I'm running tubeless 40mm tyres it was a fantastic ride and I can't wait to do more gravel and firetrail. I haven't quite mastered how to post a photo, so here is a link - Focus AX running 105s
https://photos.app.goo.gl/jzlOtsLf4KNeXAxb2


do you have the full-route uploaded somewhere?
very interested to learn more :D

jubaeg
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Re: CX Bike Gallery

Postby jubaeg » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:52 pm

caneye wrote:do you have the full-route uploaded somewhere?
very interested to learn more :D

Here it is. Wedderburn has a reasonable gorge to go through which is like a mini Berowra but a better road surface, and the firetrail 10W and 10B are in very good condition - just that I'd not planned to expend that kind of energy when I also had almost no mobile signal and dwindling water supplies. Bulli pass must have recently been resurfaced as it was in excellent condition. Also - I got quite lost touring the hills of Campbelltown so the route I took was probably collecting as many hills as possible, and there would be better routes through there.
https://www.strava.com/activities/1384057215
Enjoy - I will do it again but just go straight through Appin rd from Campbelltown, or even Picton when they complete the road works.

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