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Why I love my cross bike(2 posts)

Why I love my cross bikeStockli Boy
Aug 14, 2002 7:23 AM
I just have to say that my cross bike is my favorite toy. What else climbs like a goat, makes any singletrack exciting, and gives that old-school rattle to your teeth? I built it up late last summer as a paved/fire road training bike, but when my mountain bike shock had to be sent in for service, I decided to try my '00 Axis on the local singletrack. Since then, the freshly repaired mountain bike has gathered only garage dust (not trail dust). I keep pushing into more technical singletrack, and am always amazed at what I can actually ride. Colorado singletrack can be pretty rough, and the real reward is rolling past mountain bikes with a big grin on my face. Another serious plus is the improvement to my riding when I drag out my full-suspension tank.

I have no interest in racing 'cross, but I sit at my desk during the day and try to decide which of the local trails I will go hammer at night.
re: Why I love my cross bikeatpjunkie
Aug 15, 2002 9:54 AM
good on ya. yes, cx bikes have a way of becoming the alpha memeber of your stable. They can do it all and they do improve the lines you choose.