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New bike advice(4 posts)

New bike advicelodgeone
Jan 22, 2004 12:25 PM
I have been thinking about getting a new bike that can (hopefully) serve all of my riding needs. Mostly road, some light trails, and commuting that involves both. I am considering getting a 'cross bike and having one set of wheels for road only and one for commute/trails. The two bikes I have considered the most are the Bianchi Cross Concept and Bianchi Axis. I just wanted to see if anyone rides either of these bikes, or other 'cross bikes, in the same way that I intend to. If so, any advice? Has it worked out as you hoped?
Thanks
re: New bike advicelaffeaux
Jan 22, 2004 12:47 PM
I've not ridden either Bianchi, but do ride a CX bike regularly. I'd highly recommend this as a good option.

Wide CX tires make the use of most trails possible, and makes rough roads smooth. Switch to road tires and you have a bike that performs almost as well as road bike.
re: New bike adviceVEN
Jan 22, 2004 3:05 PM
I had a Trek 7700FX. The wheels can take up to a 38 treaded tire but also could take a 25 road tire. It's a little heavy and your stuck with mountain bike handle bars. Trek lists it as a hybrid, I had 28 tire on it and it was quite fast for a heavy frame bike.
re: New bike adviceORdirtydown
Jan 22, 2004 5:09 PM
I have been riding a Lemond 2003 Poprad. Check the reviews. I don't need to repeat some of the descriptions here. I was out on an 80 mile ride last Saturday. We went off on some rough roads and a lot of climbing. For the first time, it was absolutely obvious this was a great all around epic adventure frame. I was pretty comfortable compared to the rest of the group on their road specific bikes.