Jul 14, 2001 10:55 AM
|Hi, I am considering getting a cross bike for off season training and to not limit my training to purely road bike. How does Trek's offering set in the scheme of things?|
|re: Trek XO||Paul A|
Jul 21, 2001 7:28 PM
|I have the 2001 TRek XO frame. I bought it as a complete bike, then moved most the parts to my old frame and sold it. The frame is great ( if you like a light stiff frame) but the component group was is not race ready. The only down side to the frame is that the large down tube makes the triangle a little small for getting your arm through on the bike carry sections. I didn't have any trouble getting my arm through durring races, but some might.
I also use this bike for alot of my winter training miles. It is nice to put the hard winter miles on it rather than my road bike. I would recommend getting the frame, and building it up yourself. Plus it is fun to spec out and build a cross bike. I use and recommend a suspension seat post with this frame.
|re: Trek XO||litespeeder|
Oct 9, 2001 9:02 AM
|I too have the 2001 XO, and it's a pretty nice frame. I also scrapped most of the stock stuff and upgraded to save weight. I'm running 9-speed 105/XT combo, Nuke Proof/Open Pro wheels, and a few other weight-saving upgrades like the Dean Ti post and Cinelli Sesamo cross stem. Frame weighs only 2.8 pounds, and the complete bike's just under 19. I use it for virtually all of my road training, especially in these Oregon winters, saving the Ritchey for nice weather and races. I think it's a decent enough all-around bike, but if it were my only bike I'd try to find a carbon fork; the aluminum one transmits a lot of buzz. Seems to be a very good 'cross bike (but that's based on only one race).|| |