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Quick Poll. Which brand cx frame do you have?(51 posts)

Quick Poll. Which brand cx frame do you have?MikeQ
Jul 5, 2003 3:46 PM
Graham Weigh and Colnagobuffalosorrow
Jul 5, 2003 6:51 PM
I also am partial to the Empella's, Steelman's, recently the Fort foco CX they have good discounts on previous year models and the titanium Sibex frames, they offer good value with Ti.
Just for kicks, my Graham Weigh was custom via and I bought an older model Colnago off ebay for a decent price.
re: Quick Poll. Which brand cx frame do you have?BAM
Jul 5, 2003 6:59 PM
Specilaized S-works, Giant, and Surly. Have owned a KHS and a Lemond.

re: Quick Poll. Which brand cx frame do you have?happycx
Jul 5, 2003 7:59 PM
Bam, what do you think of the giant CX frame/fork 2003? I presume? Looking at that or a 2003 JTS frame/fork....
re: Quick Poll. Which brand cx frame do you have?BAM
Jul 6, 2003 9:30 PM
I like it, but it does give me an odd feeling when riding it. I always feel like I am in a very aggressive position even though I have it set up as close to my other bikes. It always feel like I`m in attack mode with a rather forward position.The handling is fairly quick and turns on a tight radius. The ride is stiffer then the S-works, which rides like butter, but it isn`t overly stiff or jarring. It really is more of a race bike and not an all day/commuter bike. I guess I have to say it feels like Giants TCR line, always ready to sprint and attack. A carbon seatpost will be the next upgrade vs the Ti post I have now. If your looking for a race bike then it maybe what you want. If you want all day comfort then look elsewhere.
re: Quick Poll. Which brand cx frame do you have?The Walrus
Jul 5, 2003 7:35 PM
VooDoo Wazoo, Bianchi (Axis and Reparto Corse); previously had Redline Conquest, KHS Softtail and Kona JTS. Hoping for a VooDoo Loa someday...
re: Quick Poll. Which brand cx frame do you have?grumpycanuck
Jul 8, 2003 8:34 AM
Right now I have an 03 Giant TCX--Ultegra/SraM/Tuvativ/Avid discs...
My wife has a 02 Giant Cyclocross--Ultegra/105/Truvativ/Xt...
my first Cx was a 99 Brodie Romax
Seven and Serotta...terminaut
Jul 5, 2003 8:21 PM
Seven Tsunami ti softtail and Serotta Hors Categorie ti softtail. I use the Seven for general riding and the Serotta for "agressive" riding similar to how I would ride my MTB.
Kelly nmSteve_O
Jul 6, 2003 4:53 AM
re: Quick Poll. Which brand cx frame do you have?mosovich
Jul 6, 2003 8:16 AM
Empella and Independent Fabrications.
My IFmosovich
Jul 6, 2003 8:17 AM
what rings are on that Crankset?toomanybikes
Jul 8, 2003 4:50 PM
I have the same crankset and want some more choice in rings than the Race Face ones??
what rings are on that Crankset?mosovich
Jul 9, 2003 8:45 AM
Mandaric and GunnarFrank Tuesday
Jul 6, 2003 10:46 AM
Tom Teasdaleweiwentg
Jul 6, 2003 7:01 PM
hoping for either a Bianchi Cross Concept or a Colnago Dream Cross.
02 Aegis Shaman...Farmpunker
Jul 7, 2003 2:49 AM
Seven Ti singlespeed....SS_MB-7
Jul 7, 2003 7:47 AM
Seven Ti singlespeed

Ride Hard,
Mike B.
re: Quick Poll. Which brand cx frame do you have?snwbdrhoon
Jul 7, 2003 8:36 AM
Trek XO - 1.

Lots of upgrades. The latest is Tektro Cross Levers and an ITM bar (thanks to Buffalosorrow).
Nice XO1! Here's mine!arctic hawk
Jul 7, 2003 11:59 AM
Next year's small project, replace Ultegra with XT, perhaps XTR, rear derailleur & cassette

Arctic Hawk
Nice XO1! Here's mine!snwbdrhoon
Jul 8, 2003 5:00 AM

Did you buy the frame and then build up or start with the stock bike? I would love to get rid of some of the older parts and get some new ones... Working on it...

Oh and I have new 105 STI levers on there too...
Nice XO1! Here's mine!arctic hawk
Jul 8, 2003 5:05 AM
I got lucky on Ebay, it came relatively complete! Ultegra drivetrain with bar cons (pretty neat once you get used to it). I had to change the pedals to the old fashion platforms, never got into the clip-ons.
Curious about the Rolfs, how do they perform in the trails?

Arctic Hawk
re: Rolfssnwbdrhoon
Jul 8, 2003 11:12 AM
They're the Rolf Vectors... (bottom of the barrel).

But they work AMAZINGLY. I use this bike on the same trails as my mtb when I get bored or need to change things up and also ride them on the road, and I've had no problems. They definitely take a licking and keep on ticking. Only slightly out of true after a winter of serious beat downs....

So I like the wheels.

Cool that you got it off of eBay... I don't think I'll ever get used to Barend shifters....
re: Rolfs & Bar end shiftersarctic hawk
Jul 8, 2003 11:41 AM
Must consider getting a pair one day, whether they be Rolfs, Bontragers, or even the Shimano set.
Never had STI, so I never had anything to compare to except for the down tube shifters. If you convert to bar ends, I think you will like them. On the plus side, I don't have to worry about expensive STI shifters breaking on big impacts.

Arctic Hawk
re: Breakagesnwbdrhoon
Jul 9, 2003 10:35 AM
True dat.

I just replaced a pair of RSX STI for 105's... Had to do a bit of hunting to find 8 speed sti's...

The Bontragers look very niiiiiiceeee.
re: Bontrager Racelitesarctic hawk
Jul 9, 2003 11:43 AM
I love the way they look too & the reviews about them are nice as well. Now, if I had a tree that grows money, ...
Saving up my $$ & keeping an eye on ebay, ya never know!

Arctic Hawk
re: Bontrager Racelitessnwbdrhoon
Jul 9, 2003 4:31 PM

they have rolf seistres (sp?) for pretty cheap.
re: Rolf Sestrierearctic hawk
Jul 9, 2003 5:53 PM
Thanks for the website tip! Presently, I have an eye on something!

Arctic Hawk
re: Rolf Sestriere / Race Litesatpjunkie
Jul 9, 2003 7:03 PM
unless you are featherweight and have a light handling touch these wouldn't be strong enough for cross. I'm 230 and demo'd bikes with both and I could noticably feel flex in the wheels sprinting on pavement.
re: Rolf Sestriere / Race Litesarctic hawk
Jul 10, 2003 3:14 AM
I am 155lbs & I hope that these low spoke count wheelsets would work for me.
My CX is mainly for commuting & light trails, which happen to be on the way to work too! I get the best of both worlds. On the weekends,...

Arctic Hawk
re: Rolf Sestriere / Race Litessnwbdrhoon
Jul 10, 2003 6:24 AM
I heard the same thing about the Mtn version of the Race Lites... I've been running a pair of them for a while without a hitch... And I'm about 190... And I definitely do not treat my bikes lightly... But definitely to each his own... Anything with a low spoke count won't be as strong as a 32 spoke or 36 spoke... But it's all about personal preference...
Low spoke count / aero wheelsetsarctic hawk
Jul 11, 2003 10:35 AM
The first CX bike I recall looking at was a Bianchi Axis 2001, I believe, & it was equipped with Shimano R535's & I thought it was the coolest looking thing around with the Bianchi colour scheme of that particular year. The downside was that the bike was not available in Canada back then. I think the Axis is equipped with low spoke count Alex wheelset this year & is available in Canada.
I think that started my curiosity for CX'ers with a low spoke count wheelset. I figure if the manufacture puts them on, it should work for it's intended purpose.
Then again, Ford made the Edsel, right?

Arctic Hawk
Low spoke count / aero wheelsets what the mfr doesatpjunkie
Jul 11, 2003 5:58 PM
is put light wheels on bike to drop overall weight. look how many stock sub 30 lb "freeride bikes" (Specialized for example) come with Mavic 221's to keep bike sub 30 lb. aero wheel, low spoke reduces weight and stiffens wheel at the rim (aero) but may lack torsional rigidity. A radial spoke wheel is stiff vertically but will have side flex, why crit racers rarely use radial front wheels as they tend to wash in hard corners or sprints, wheel flexes and forces your turn wider. But on a note, I just built a 32 spoke 3x Velocity fusion that is quite swank!
Don't trust the MFRsnwbdrhoon
Jul 12, 2003 3:53 PM
they definitely do it to lower weight and for the fact that they're COOL.

but i stand by my assessment: Rolf Vectors will stand up to pretty much anything. I said the same for my Btrager Race Lite mtb wheels and Rolf Propel mtb wheels. Low spoke count but I beat these wheels bad and they are still very true.

it seems in essence the Btrager Race Lite road wheels are similar to Rolf Vectors....

give it a try. get a pair for cheap out of eBay or the classifieds. WCS: you have a set of race wheels or road wheels when you're spanking the roadies.
Will give them a try!arctic hawk
Jul 13, 2003 5:24 AM
Thanks for all the info! I will definitely make it a point to get a set & will post an update once I get my hands on them & give it a go.
Now the fun really begins, what to buy, Bontragers Race Lites, Shimano 540's, Vector Comps, choices, choices, choices... Will depend upon the almighty dollar & how much I have available for the cause, so to speak.

Arctic Hawk
re: Will give them a try!snwbdrhoon
Jul 14, 2003 3:52 AM
awesome... GOOD LUCK... i look forward to hearing about it.
re: Will give them a try!arctic hawk
Jul 14, 2003 10:11 AM
Will post pics as soon as I find the right wheelset & the right price!!

Arctic Hawk
Alan nmjsbx
Jul 7, 2003 9:11 AM
Jul 7, 2003 10:28 AM
I just can't stop riding this bike. Did 40 miles of off-road riding yesterday. The bike handles and climbs great. I definitely recommend Curtlo if a custom steel frame is what you need.
Jul 7, 2003 12:16 PM
Ox-platinum. Orange Crush Metallic.
Ritchey Swisscross...nmpeter in NVA
Jul 7, 2003 1:03 PM
Litespeed AppyHENRY K
Jul 7, 2003 5:52 PM
Love it off & on the road! Any other Litespeeds out there?
re: Litespeed Appysnwbdrhoon
Jul 8, 2003 4:59 AM
I want one badly.... Does that count?

I have an Obed as my MTB and love it... Can only imagine what the cross bike feels like....
re: Litespeed AppyHENRY K
Jul 8, 2003 9:36 AM
Did you know that Litespeed discontinued the Appalachian!
re: Litespeed Appysnwbdrhoon
Jul 8, 2003 11:10 AM
yah, but i'm hoping to find one on ebay when i have the cash... or see if the blue ridge will work...
VooDoo Wazootriangleforge
Jul 8, 2003 5:53 AM
03 Redline ConquestCoolhand
Jul 8, 2003 7:33 AM
Clearance frame. No parts yet. Sigh.
'00 Specialized S-works M4 CX (nm)dpb
Jul 8, 2003 8:16 AM
Rock Lobster (nm)Wheelz
Jul 8, 2003 11:32 AM
Rock Lobster and Waterford (nm)seamus
Jul 8, 2003 4:56 PM
Salsa La Cruz -- pre-Quality nmgreg n
Jul 9, 2003 6:18 AM
Torelli steel singlespeed (nm)crosstrail
Jul 14, 2003 8:43 AM