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If there was any lingering question - ....toomanybikes
Jul 3, 2003 7:49 AM
.... I am now a firm convert to the CX bike.

About nine months ago I bought a Rocky Mountain Rail. I've made a few changes to it and bought a seconde set of wheels which are outfitted with 700x23 Vredestein Fortezza Tri-Comps.

On the main wheels I have a set of Vredestein 700x28 Campo Cross tires - very nice.

Over the winter I rode this bike consistenly and racked up a lot of miles, enjoying them all.

This past weekend we took a family camping trip to Radium Hot Springs on the west edge of the Rockies in BC, I brought the Rail.

Four days of trail riding in the bush and on the edges of drop-offs as well as just getting out on the highway and hammering have convinced me once again what a great bike this is.

It is also true, all of the commenst on this board about riding these bikes on the trails. They are more fun than the MTB and they certainly do require better bike handling skills than a fat tire bike, but worth the effort.

I am darned glad that I bought this bike and have learned what all you guys have known about for so long!!
re: If there was any lingering question - ....pawistik
Jul 3, 2003 11:07 AM
Which trails did you do?

I'll be heading Calgary way in a couple of weeks & hope to get into the Canmore/Kananaskis area for some riding.

re: If there was any lingering question - ....hummu
Jul 3, 2003 11:32 AM

Where ya coming from? Email me at and I can hook you up on some urban trails that are great for cross bikes.

See Hummu below ..toomanybikes
Jul 3, 2003 12:51 PM
.. The riding I was doing was in Kootenay PArk and Invermere area - couple of hours west of Calgary still.

I think tonight I'm going up to the Kettle Valley in Kelowna here and see if I can find some more fun on that bike!