Why a Cyclocross?

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Why a Cyclocross?

Postby limbot » Sun May 04, 2014 7:28 pm

Weather has been rubbish down here in Hobart this weekend, constant rain and drizzle. Got a bit of a break in the weather and decided to do a quick road ride.

Trouble is the wind was blowing.and the cars were kicking up all the spray as they went past. Not the most enjoyable experience.

Solution? Dive off into the nature reserve and do some trailing riding. No wind and no car spray :)

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Re: Why a Cyclocross?

Postby cyclotaur » Sun May 04, 2014 7:54 pm

All you need are mudguards and you can ride en tout cas. :wink:
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Re: Why a Cyclocross?

Postby wardie » Mon May 05, 2014 10:03 am

That's inspirng as I'm hoping to get a cx bike soon to do virtually the same.

May I ask what tyres you are using as the trails around my place look similar to the one in the picture?
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Re: Why a Cyclocross?

Postby limbot » Mon May 05, 2014 10:19 am

It's the OEMs that came with it, Vittoria XG Pros (32mm)

Probably should have dropped the pressure a bit as they were set to 70 psi for the road ride but didn't cause me any pucker moments except when I hit a patch of sand. :p
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Re: Why a Cyclocross?

Postby joshnh » Mon May 05, 2014 10:54 am

I'm mainly a road rider, but since buying a CX bike I've been having so much fun on 4WD tracks and single track!
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Re: Why a Cyclocross?

Postby Mugglechops » Mon May 05, 2014 7:32 pm

Preaching to the converted here :D

I like to get a bit of a dirt fix everyday
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Re: Why a Cyclocross?

Postby limbot » Sun May 18, 2014 7:17 pm

part deux.... :)
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Re: Why a Cyclocross?

Postby cancan64 » Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:22 pm

limbot wrote:part deux.... :)

Thats a great photo
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Re: Why a Cyclocross?

Postby vindlecrag » Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:46 pm

Love the enthusiasm. CX is the bike that always reinspires me. Effortless on the road to get out of town. But then more than enough traction to go exploring on the trails. They're just so capable. I always think the tyres are going to let go...but don't. I'm going for a ride tonight!
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Re: Why a Cyclocross?

Postby tcdev » Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:59 pm

I knew nothing about bikes before I bought mine; asked around a few mates with MTB and the LBS was pretty useless so I ended up with MTB myself. Since joining this forum and attempting to educate myself a little more on the subject of cycling in general, I've become aware of CX and am wondering now whether that would have been a better choice for me?

Right now I'm 95% road riding - purely for fitness and fun, no commuting - but do like the idea of getting off-road when I get the chance. So far I've done Manly Dam (MTB), but at this point I'm not convinced that I'm not going to enjoy CX even more if/when I get the opportunity to give it a go. Planning to do Lady Carrington Drive next weekend which I understand might even be suitable for a CX bike?!?

Anyway, I can see where the whole (n+1) joke comes from... :mrgreen:
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Re: Why a Cyclocross?

Postby KGB » Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:09 pm

I've seen Lady Carrington done on a road bike.
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Re: Why a Cyclocross?

Postby CXCommuter » Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:13 pm

KGB wrote:I've seen Lady Carrington done on a road bike.

Same- some okay singletrack that feeds off it though
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